The holidays are upon us, and families and friends will gather together over a meal to celebrate. To help make your dining with loved ones extra-special, here are ideas on how and where to enjoy some of the region’s best cuisine.

Huber White WineStart With a Sip
Sample the Spiced Apple Wine from Huber Orchards, Winery, and Vineyards. This unique seasonal wine is the Huber family’s interpretation of classic spiced wines from its German heritage. The apple wine is integrated with aromas of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Want more adult beverage choices? Visit our Craft Beverages page.   

Prime your Palate with an Appetizer
The Exchange Pub + Kitchen’s small and creamy goat cheese fritters sit atop bacon aioli and are drizzled with honey. Need we say more? When you take your first bite of this appetizer at The Exchange Pub + Kitchen in New Albany, you’ll be in such a foodie heaven you’ll forget the decadence. Pair the flavors with one of the boutique wines, craft beers, or specialty cocktails selected especially by the Exchange’s staff. Try the sweet soy-glazed chicken wings from the Portage House restaurant in Jeffersonville, where you can dine with views of the Ohio River and the Big Four Bridge. This sweet and salty combination is a flavor bomb served is dusted with sriracha and toasted sesame seeds, with an accompanying bed of fresh dressed greens. 

Dive into an Entrée
If steak is your prime choice for celebrating, look no further than Brooklyn and the Butcher, known for its “big steaks.” Cuts range from 6-ounce petite filet to 24-ounce porterhouse. Expertly cooked and served in the restored building that was formerly the Windsor Hotel, you’ll relish the restaurant’s atmosphere and service. Want more ideas? Find more riverfront restaurants in Jeffersonville, a mix of ethnic cuisines in downtown New Albany, and more in downtown Jeffersonville.Brooklyn and the Butcher Restaurant

If you have a party of eight or more, the following restaurants have group-friendly offerings:

Habana Blues Tapas Restaurant, New Albany
Neil & Patty’s Fireside Grill, Sellersburg
Joe Huber’s Family Farm and Restaurant, Starlight
Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards, Starlight

Our best to you as you enjoy these and other SoIN restaurants with your loved ones during the holidays.