Culinary Tours


Southern Supper Series

New Louisville Food Tours

Join Mint Julep Tours for themed progressive dinners inspired by the South’s most famous suppers. Hop around the city’s best restaurants for a food tour with three expertly-crafted dishes from top chefs during this summer’s Southern Supper Series. Each month, three new stops and three new chefs will plate their take on a classic for the innovative Urban Adventure. The first three exclusive dinners will center around fried chicken (July), biscuits (August) and pickles (September). The cost is $119 per person and includes three dishes with paired cocktails, guided transportation, and tax and restaurant gratuity at each venue.

 

Chicken Fried
Wednesday, July 26 from 5:45 to 9:30 p.m.
Stops: Silver Dollar, Rye and River House
Fried chicken is a Kentucky staple. You’ll meet at Silver Dollar for chef James Lucas’ appetizer version of the classic dish, then head to Rye for chef Zach Chancey’s creative twist, and River House for chef John Varanese’s dessert, each paired with a cocktail.

Butter My Biscuit
Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 5 to 9:15 p.m.
Stops: Le Moo, Village Anchor and Picnic
Who doesn’t love biscuits? Start at Le Moo for an appetizer sampler and then taste your way to Village Anchor for chef Henry Wesley’s entrée followed by Picnic for distinct biscuit dishes, each paired with a cocktail.

Gettin’ Pickled
Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 5:45 to 9:30 p.m.
Stops: Proof on Main, Eiderdown and Varanese
Toward the end of summer, chefs across Kentucky preserve the produce of the season by pickling. Try three varieties of pickles (not just cucumbers!) in themed dishes paired with cocktails from chef Mike Wajda at Proof on Main, chef Alex Weber at Eiderdown, and chef John Varanese at his namesake restaurant.

All tours start and end at first listed restaurant. Additional alcohol may be purchased by guests at each stop. Adult beverages are also permitted on the Mint Julep Tours vehicle. Guests may be required to show ID. Mint Julep Tours encourages guests to drink responsibly.


Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs

Exclusive Culinary ExperienceCulinary Tour Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs

Join us on a Culinary Tour in Kitchen Studio at Bourbon Barrel Foods to be in the live studio audience as you watch a taping of “Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs.”  You’ll see two of Kentucky’s top chefs cook with Tim Laird, Brown-Forman’s Chief Entertaining Officer and Kevin Harned, WAVE 3 TV Chief Meteorologist. Your ticket includes a cocktail meet-and-greet followed by a tour of the facility. At the conclusion of the show you will sample all the foods that the chefs prepared. Tickets are $60 each and the event runs from 10:00am to 12:30pm at Bourbon Barrel Foods located in the Butchertown Market (1201 Story Avenue #175 Louisville, Kentucky 40206.) 

Please note: Chefs for each date will be posted as soon as confirmed, but are not usually confirmed until about a month from the taping date.

July 22 – SOLD OUT!

Chef Graham Weber/ BLU Italian Grille (Louisville)
Chef Marc Therrien/ Keeneland Hospitality (Lexington)

September 16 – SOLD OUT!

Upcoming: October 14, November 11 & December 16