The Brown Hotel, historically known for its Derby parties, will be celebrating more than the 144th Run for the Roses on May 5. In collaboration with Patrón Tequila, the hotel’s Lobby Bar will offer a lavish Agave Julep cocktail from Thursday, May 3 through Sunday, May 6 in honor of Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby occurring on the same day.
Derby season is upon us – the time when the entire town goes nuts with events, parties and high profile personalities popping up everywhere. Macy’s is right in the middle of the fray as Macy’s Culinary Council welcomes Chef Michelle Bernstein and local Chef Anthony Lamas to the Home Department on the third floor of their store at the Oxmoor Center, 7900 Shelbyville Rd., on May 2 at 6 p.m. for a special cooking demo in honor of the Big Race. The master chefs will share their culinary secrets and techniques on how to prepare some of their favorite award-winning dishes for any race day occasion.
Chef Edward Lee’s second book, Buttermilk Graffiti (Artisan Books) is being released today, and the acclaimed restaurateur and author will be at Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, at 7 p.m. to give a brief talk, followed by a Q&A and a book signing.
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The Sword and The Scone, 1915 Blankenbaker Parkway, will serve a special high tea with honored guest Kentucky Derby winning jockey Pat Day on April 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. The famous jockey will share his story from boyhood to his current work at the Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy as guests enjoy a special Derby inspired menu of sweets, scones and savories – like festival pie bar, hummingbird cake, lemon lavendar cookies, salted Kentucky butter cake, mint julep creme pie and other treats – with endless pots of tea. Guests will be able to sample tea from more than 45 flavors and varieties. Part of the proceeds from this event will be donated to The Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy.
Reservations with a charge card are required for the $45 per person tickets. Call 502-907-0018. Please note that tables are mostly for 4 and 6, so if you order less than four tickets, you may be seated at a table with other guests as this event is expected to sell out. (Buy one get one and other coupons are not honored for this special event.)
The 4th Annual Pint’s for Parkinson’s® Charity Fundraiser is next Wednesday, April 18, 2018 and starts at 5 p.m. The Pints for Parkinson’s Foundation hosts the event in partnership with Gordon Biersch Brewery, the Craftworks Foundation and 4th Street Live. The event raised $23,000 for The Parkinson Support Center last year. Read more for details Continue reading Pints for Parkinsons at 4th St Live! With Concert, Brews and Food April 18
Brown-Forman Corporation joins with Louisville’s renowned and vibrant foodie community to present the 32nd annual Taste of Derby Festival — the largest Dare to Care Food Bank fundraiser of the year — on April 17, 2018 at Louisville Slugger Field. This premier tasting event will begin at 5 p.m. and will feature an eclectic lineup of over 40 Louisville eateries and 20 beverage vendors.
Join Chef Miranda Stooksbury, Clover & The Greens, and Paul Tuell of Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey for an intimate night of whiskey, food and stories at Mesa Collaborative Kitchen, 216 Pearl St. in New Albany, on April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. There are limited seats at this intimate culinary experience with a derby twist, so reservations are recommended. ( 812.725.7691) Tickets are $60 per person and must be purchased online (18% gratuity will be added at checkout and show up as “tax”). Read more about Chef Stooksbury and the three course menu for this dinner.
Presented by Kentucky Proud, The American Lamb Board, and Freedom Run Farm, the first annual Lamb Jam is from 2 to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Sunday, April 8 at 21c Museum Hotel, celebrating the culinary heritage of lamb. Tickets are $25 and is for the public as well as culinary industry professionals who want to learn about the nose to tail method of cooking with lamb. The ticket price includes a Michter’s bourbon cocktail (followed by cash bar), live bluegrass music and attendees will enjoy lamb canapes as they watch chefs from Proof on Main and Harvest give live demonstrations. Proceeds will be benefit Les Dames D’Escoffier Kentucky to provide scholarships to train female culinarians in the whole use of lamb. Read More to see the schedule and learn more about Kentucky Heritage Lamb.
The Exchange Pub & Kitchen, 118 West Main St in New Albany, will host a pre-sale party for the 13th Annual Keg Liquor Fest of Ale on Wednesday, April 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with drink specials and giveaways. The Fest of Ale is on June 2nd from 3 to 7 p.m. at the New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater, 201 E Water St and benefits Crusade for Children.
April showers might drive you inside, but there’s plenty to do and taste at Westport Whiskey & Wine this month. Tastings from breweries and distilleries or classes provide an enjoyable refuge from the rain as you learn something new for prices ranging from $5 to $25. I’ll be learning to make the perfect Old Fashioned on April 11 with Maker’s Mark Distillery Diplomat Thomas Bolton , and you’re welcome to join me.
Tonight, Wednesday, April 4, 6 to 9 PM. is Bar Night. They will have special cocktails, discounts on flights, Conundrum wine by-the-glass and special beers. The rest of the month features special tastings and classes. Some require reservations, which can be made at Continue reading for April’s schedule. Continue reading April Showers Bring Tasting Hours: Whiskeys, Wines and Beers! Oh My!