The Kitchen

At Bouquet, chef brings charities, diners together

Chefs are often asked to donate food, but Covington restaurateur takes a direct approach. Nonprofit fundraisers go hand-in-hand with restaurants. Chefs are often called upon to donate time and food to events and galas. But Stephen Williams, the chef and owner of Bouquet restaurant in Covington, is taking a more direct approach, creating his own series of events to raise money for local charities and non-profits.

Melville Wine Dinner

Bouquet Wine Dinner with special guest Chad Melville of Melville Vineyards, a winery famous for its high-end Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah.

Fried Chicken

Officially on the NEW menu for the winter. Fried Chicken, Carriage House Horseradish Grits, Brussels, Arugula, Pickled Red Onions, Spicy Honey Gastrique, House Dill Pickles. -Cheers!

Cincy Magazine 30 Best Restaurants "Most Romantic Restaurant"

It’s pretty hard to pick a “best restaurant” in Cincinnati. Ten years ago, if you’d have asked us what the 10 best restaurants were, it would have been easy—and we might not have even come up with 10. Now, with a renaissance in downtown Cincinnati, the embracing of local farms and the greater variety of amazing restaurants opening up around the Tristate, it’s pretty hard to pick. We took a variety of categories that we know you care about, and picked our 30 Very Best Restaurants: the ones who do what they do best. You’ll notice a few themes: fresh, often local, ingredients; a distinctive approach to food; and, occasionally, a sense of nostalgia. It’s not exclusively fine dining, but we did make sure that it’s local (and delicious). Tell us what you think.

House made pork sausage

House made pork sausage. 100% Kentucky pork from Hood Heritage Hog Farm, root vegetable hash, savory apple sauce