Chef John Varanese on Secrets of Louisville Chefs

Chef John shares some his most popular dishes from River House and Levee, including the Maker’s 46® Barrel Plank-Smoked Salmon with southern ratatouille. Also featured are the delicious Crispy Grouper Cheeks and Shrimp with lump-crab...

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First Look: River House Restaurant & Raw Bar

River House Restaurant & Raw Bar, likely the city’s most ambitious restaurant project this year, is officially open and teeming with business. Its chef-proprietor, John Varanese, calls it the fulfillment of a vision he had for a riverside restaurant when he first...

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River House restaurant opens on River Road

A brand new restaurant is open for business on the waterfront. Mayor Greg Fischer joined others Monday to celebrate the grand opening of River House. The restaurant has expansive views of the Ohio River with inside and outside seating. The menu features regional...

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City gears up for River House opening

  Mayor Greg Fischer and officials are taking part in a ribbon cutting for the city’s newest waterfront restaurant. River House, located next to the Water Tower, the restaurant is the brain child of Chef John Varanese. The menu features regional cuisine with...

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5 questions with chef, restaurateur John Varanese

Louisville isn’t short on good places to eat – and now there’s another one. This one in a former boat-storage facility along the Ohio River, right near King Fish. The chef and part of the investor group is John Varanese, who also owns Varanese Restaurant on...

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