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Food + Bourbon

Taste the best of Southern cuisine and cocktails on an exclusive culinary experience 

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. This is Food + Bourbon country, a region that pairs flavor and flair. 

Plan a Custom Louisville Culinary Experience, 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.

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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
  • BarVetti
  • Repeal
  • Brooklyn & The Butcher
  • Exchange Pub
Culinary Artisans

 

  • Art Eatables
  • Bourbon Barrel Foods

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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! ticketed 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

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Progressive Dinner Series

The Fat Lamb, Varanese, and Copper & Kings

Hop around Louisville's best restaurants on a progressive dinner! Your 1st stop is an appetizer paired with a cocktail at The Fat Lamb, 2nd stop is an entree paired with a cocktail at Copper & Kings, and a 3rd stop is a dessert paired with a cocktail at Varanese. Please note that this is a set menu, no menu options available.

Includes: Transportation, 3 Course Dinner, 3 Paired Cocktails, Restaurant Gratuity

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5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Jul 18, Sept 26, Nov 14

$159 per person

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Progressive Dinner Series

Paseo, River House and
80/20 Kaelin's

Hop around Louisville's best restaurants on a progressive dinner! Your 1st stop is an appetizer paired cocktail at Paseo, 2nd stop is an entree paired cocktail at River House & 3rd stop is a dessert paired cocktail at 80/20 Kaelin's. Please note that this is a set menu, no menu options available.

Includes: Transportation, 3 Course Dinner, 3 Paired Cocktails, Restaurant Gratuity

Select Thursdays
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Jun 20, Aug 29,
Oct 17, Dec 12

$159 per person

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Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs
Kitchen Theatre at Paristown

Sundays
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 includes a welcome taste of champagne and food samplings prepared by the Kentucky chefs. Tickets are $85pp.

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”boozy

Boozy Brunch
& Bourbon Adventure

Sundays
10:15 am-5:15 pm

Your Brunch and Bourbon Adventure starts with a Southern family-style brunch where a morning cocktail will be served. You’ll feast and sip the morning away with delicious fare. Your brunch outing will take you to KY Artisan/Jefferson's Reserve and Buffalo Trace distilleries, for tours/tastings.

Departs from the Omni Hotel Downtown Louisville.


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