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Louisville Culinary Artisans

Taste the best of Southern cuisine and cocktails

The city of Louisville’s culinary scene garners world-wide recognition. Local chefs are known for innovative takes on Southern food, exploring international flavors and utilizing Kentucky’s rich agricultural bounty.

Plan a custom Louiville food tour full of Kentucky staples like bourbon balls, Hot Browns and mint juleps for your group. Or explore how top Louisville chefs and bartenders put Kentucky on the map with tasting dinners, chef’s table experiences or mixology classes.


Louisville Culinary Destinations

Top Kentucky Chefs


  • Bobby Benjamin
  • Dallas McGarity
  • Ed Lee
  • John Varanese
  • Josh Moore
  • Loreal Gavin
  • Ouita Michael
  • Michael Crouch
  • Newman Miller
Top-rated Restaurants
  • 610 Magnolia
  • 8UP
  • 80/20 @ Kaelin’s
  • Rooftop Bar & Restaurant at Copper & Kings
  • La Chasse
  • Lemoo
  • River House
  • Seviche
  • Varanese
  • Volare
  • The Champagnery
  • The Fat Lamb
  • Proof on Main
  • 21c’s own Garage Bar
  • Jack Fry’s
  • La Bodeguita de Mimi
  • Decca
  • BarVetti
  • Repeal
  • Brooklyn & The Butcher
  • Exchange Pub
Culinary Artisans


  • Art Eatables
  • Bourbon Barrel Foods


Public Tours

Take a culinary adventure in Louisville — from a progressive dinner on the Southern Supper Series tour to a Boozy Brunch in Bourbon Country! These public Louisville food tours will give you a taste of southern culinary delights, top chefs and perfectly paired cocktails.

If you’re looking to go beyond the dinning experience, book a ticket for the Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs and be apart of the live TV audience. Your ticket includes behind-the-scenes viewing, a champagne cocktail meet-and-greet and at the conclusion of the show, you will be able to sample the food that the Kentucky chefs have prepared.

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Custom Tours

Consider adding a food tour element to your customized Kentucky experience. From chocolate tasting flights to paired dinners, Mint Julep Experiences can incorporate foodie fun into your custom day. Ask us about our exclusive offerings like a bourbon chocolate tasting flight at Art Eatables.

Whether its breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night, we plan your entire day including food. Pick a picnic lunch for your group tour or organize a sit-down special event at a distillery or top Louisville restaurant.

Want to find the best fried chicken in Kentucky? Or search for the South’s best biscuit? Our experience coordinators can schedule your tour to include stops exploring any type of cuisine.

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Exclusive Culinary Experiences


Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs
Kitchen Theatre at Paristown

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Secure your tickets to be part of a live TV audience as you watch a taping of “Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs.” You will see two episode tapings as Kentucky’s top chefs cook with Tim Laird, America's Chief Entertaining Officer and Kevin Harned, WAVE 3 TV Chief Meteorologist. Tapings will take place in Louisville in the Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs Kitchen Theater at Paristown.

Your ticket also includes a champagne cocktail. At the conclusion of the show you will be able to sample the food that the chefs have prepared. Tickets are $85pp.


Boozy Brunch
& Bourbon Adventure

10:15 am-5:45 pm

This Sunday brunch and bourbon tour includes a classic brunch at one of Louisville's local favorites, The Cafe, which includes your choice of one mimosa, bloody mary, bellini, or mocktail.

Then we journey to Bourbon Country for a tour & tasting at KY Artisan and Bulleit Distilleries.

Departs from the Omni Hotel Downtown Louisville.


Southern Supper Series

5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A progressive dining experience through Louisville!

Hop around the city’s best restaurants on an urban foodie adventure. The progressive dinner includes three stops with expertly-crafted dishes from top chefs. Each dish is paired with a cocktail.


Distilled Dinner Series
with Bardstown Bourbon Company

Future Public Tour Dates TBA

Indulge all of your senses as we venture to Bardstown Bourbon Company for their Distilled Dinner Series. Your ticket includes a multi-course dinner, whiskey pairings from Bardstown Bourbon Co., distillery tour and guided transportation.

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