Covington’s Bouquet Restaurant & Wine Bar
kicks off its Charity Wine Dinner Series
this week to benefit The Carnegie
. The five-course meal with wine pairings will become a regular event on the last Tuesday of each month to benefit a local nonprofit.
“It's about sustaining the community and shining light on other local businesses and charities,” says Chef Stephen Williams, who owns Bouquet. “Not only does it benefit them, but us as well as a part of that community. Hopefully the idea of helping others will become contagious.”
The idea for the dinner series came about because the restaurant wanted to resume its monthly wine dinners, which it had taken a break from during construction. It transformed into a charity event, however, after Bouquet employee James Reynolds, who Williams says “has a very philanthropic soul,” pitched the theme.
“He brought the idea to us, and we loved it,” Williams says. “It makes them even more fun.”
As a small business owner, Williams says he’s happy to support the community because “it all comes full circle.”
“Owning and running a business is not easy,” he says. “People put their whole lives into these small endeavors. I think it's important that we all help each other out. The more people that come to our area, the more we all benefit. Someone may come to The Carnegie dinner this month who has never dined in MainStrasse, then they see Otto’s and think ‘We need to try them too!’ We love the sense of community in this area and really enjoy the people around us.”
• If you're a nonprofit that would like to partner with Bouquet Restaurant & Wine Bar, contact
owner Stephen Williams to explain how your organization could benefit from being a recipient of the monthly event. Bouquet is currently searching for next month's beneficiary.
• Call the restaurant at 859-491-7777 to reserve your spot at the Jan. 27 dinner. Individual tickets cost $125, and $40 will be donated directly to The Carnegie.
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