Join us for a truly unique dining experience at the home of Cindee & Mitch Rapp on  historic St. James Ct just steps away from the fountain. Your reservation is free of charge and the night includes a reception, gourmet meal, great company and the chance to help your hosts reach their goal to raise as much financial support as possible for the University of Louisville’s LGBT Center. This means your entire gift for the evening is tax-deductible and goes directly to help the Center support LGBT students!

The night will feature gourmet fare prepared by the chef David Domine.


assortment of deviled eggs

wine: vinho verde


pan-seared sea scallop with bacon-bundled asparagus, 

cream and garlic polenta, pomegranate gastrique 

wine: bordeaux


daube provençal with potato gnocchi and spring carrots

wine: rosé


bibb lettuce and roasted beets,

honey vinaigrette, candied figs, toasted pecans 

wine: prosecco


cheese plate: muenster, gruyere, 20-year aged wisconsin cheddar, bleu

quince jelly, raisin roll


alsatian apple cake with vanilla sauce

wine: port


coconut alfajor and trio of chocolate pots de crème:

cajeta, pumpkin, & cognac

David Dominé holds an MFA in creative writing from Spalding University and he teaches at Bellarmine University. Best known for his books about local legends and hauntings, David worked for many years as a food writer and has also published cookbooks such as Adventures in New Kentucky Cooking with the Bluegrass PeasantSplash of Bourbon, and A Feast for the Eyes: Recipes from America's Grandest Victorian Neighborhood, the inspiration for Dining at the Mansions. He has been cooking since the age of four, and over the years he has worked in restaurants as well as taught at culinary schools. An avid traveler, David has lived in the Philippines, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Austria and Germany–all places that allowed him to indulge his passion for foreign language, food, wine, and adventure. He is happy to return as a guest chef in support of the LGBT Center at the University of Louisville. His 2018 Dining at the Mansions menu at the home of Mitch and Cindee Rapp adds a touch of spring to some of his favorite European flavors.

* $100 suggested minimum donation per plate received on the day of the event.


Dining at the Mansions is such a fun event and a chance to have an elegant meal in Louisville’s most beautiful mansions, but it’s so much more than that. To me, it’s our community coming together to wrap its arms around LGBT young people and make sure that they have the support and resources they need to be successful. It’s everything I love about our compassionate city.
— Brian Buford, Assistant Provost for Diversity and Executive Director of the LGBT Center