36 / BEYOND GRITS Jean Farris Winery & Bistro $$$ L D V G A scenic drive down a country lane will deliver you to this charming bistro surrounded by beautiful vineyards.The owners’passion for wine,good company and fine cuisine shine through in every last detail.Many of the ingredients come from the estate’s herb and vegetable garden,and the seasonal menu is full of big flavors for refined tastes.Try the exceptional mezza secco,then move on to first-class entrées such as bouillabaisse or duck with goat cheese mashed potatoes. 6825 Old Richmond Road – (859) 263-9463 – jeanfarris.com JW’s Steakhouse $$$ B L D Located at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa,and a favorite of traveling horse enthusiasts,JW’s specializes in preparing exceptional locally sourced steaks and several Bluegrass favorites such the Kentucky hot brown and fried green tomatoes.Try the award-winning Kentucky butter cake served with a warm bourbon caramel sauce for dessert! 1800 Newtown Pike – (859) 231-5100 – griffingatemarriott.com/dining Le Deauville $$$ D As the name suggests,authentic French cuisine.With sidewalk seating available,it’s as close as you’ll get to a casual Parisian bistro in town.Try the bouillabaisse or duck confit,or stop in for all-you-can-eat crêpes on Mondays and mussels and fries onTuesdays.An always-delicious prix-fixe meal is available Monday through Friday as well. 199 North Limestone – (859) 246-0999 – ledeauvillebistro.com 55 56 DATE NIGHT 54