If you’re roaming around Louisville looking for food, there’s plenty of great spots to chose from; the city’s refugee population has influenced the city’s variety in terms of food, so you can find everything from Indian dishes to Vietnamese and Ethiopian cuisine, but one of the best spots in town is Seviche. Not only has chef Anthony Lamas earned the 2010 LEO award for best chef in the city, but the restaurant makes a big effort to buy local (notably Kentucky Bison) and use fresh, organic ingredients. The fish dishes (ceviches) are some of the best I’ve ever had, and I’ve had fresh Panamanian ceviche; the salmon and ahi tuna are to die for. The menu can change depending on local ingredients, but the tilapia and sea bass are primo, and the chorizo and shrimp are divine. Red meat lovers will love the beef tenderloin, but I’d encourage sticking with the seafood – the mussels (mejillones en caldillo) will make you moan with delight. There’s a full bar, and, on the whole, for the quality of the food you’re getting, you won’t spend too much. Check out Seviche next time you’re up for Derby – you’ll be amazed that such terrific food is buried next to the Ohio River.
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