It’s probably too late to get a spot for this, but if we could, this is one feast IL would surely want to make.
On Saturday, August 25, Woodford Reserve is having its big 200 Years of Bourbon in Kentucky/Bourbon Feast celebration at its scenic distillery in Versailles, outside Lexington, Ky.
Chef Ouita Michel, who’s become one of Kentucky’s most lauded chefs, is putting together what’s billed as a “one of a kind Bourbon feast featuring dishes prepared from our surrounding farms.”
Yes, bourbon will be in everything. But think about bourbon-marinated quail stuffed with fresh figs.
From the Woodford Reserve news release:
Before dinner enjoy Woodford Reserve Cocktails with beautifully paired hors d’oeurves, a chilled seafood cocktail bar and a display of Kentucky’s best local cheeses. Tour the distillery, listen to Bluegrass music and enjoy a Tasting of the first barrel of Woodford Reserve that was produced at Woodford Reserve Distillery with Master Distiller, Chris Morris.
During dinner, savor the very best that the Bluegrass has to offer: carved rack of lamb, Woodford Reserve smoked prime rib of beef, Stonecross pork roast basted in Woodford Reserve Bourbon BBQ, Bourbon marinated quail stuffed with fresh figs, Silver Queen corn pudding, Heirloom tomato salad with our own basil, Local lettuces with Woodford Vinaigrette, our own summer pickled okra, and cucumber, Summer green beans with Stonecross farm bacon, roasted baby Summer squash, Happy Jack’s local potatoes with butter and chive, corn pones, butter biscuits, tomato jam, apple butter, scrumptious desserts including our signature chocolate bread pudding with Woodford sauce, baby Kentucky mud cakes, pecan pie, sour cream apple crumb pie and more. Dinner will be paired with red and white wines and Woodford Reserve Bourbon.
The price per person is a healthy $150, more than twice what you’d pay for something like this at Seviche or Varanese. Worth it? Most definitely, considering the setting and the presence of Ouita Michel and the idyllic setting amid the hills of the real Kentucky.
The feast is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Marnie Walters at 859-879.1939 or marnie_walters@ b-f.com.
Woodford Reserve is part of Louisville-based distiller/marking company Brown-Forman.