Your culinary adventure may have you seeking the newest restaurants or the time-honored classics.
Ethnic heritage festivals, wine dinners, beer weeks, cooking classes, special tastings and entire weekends dedicated to bourbon and pork, Louisville’s culinary community keeps the calendar full. Search by type of event or time of year.
While some enjoy the luxury of being led around on a special guided tour, others like the adventure of exploring on their own.
Experiencing bourbon heritage, including distillery and bourbon candy-making tours and Louisville’s version of a pub crawl in the Urban Bourbon Trail, are certainly primary ingredients in the city’s authentic culinary scene. There are also wineries, chef’s tables, farm tours, craft beer tasting rooms and guided themed food excursions.
There are more than 30 seasonal markets offering locally-grown produce and other agricultural goods throughout the greater Louisville area.
President Thomas Jefferson, statesman Henry Clay and French aristocrat and military officer Marquis de Lafayette all played key roles in the development of America’s commercial wine industry – and it all began right here in Kentucky more than 200 years ago.
Did you know that during the late 1800s and early 1900s, Louisville was a major southeastern brewing hub, competing with the likes of Midwestern giants Milwaukee and St. Louis?
Once April rolls around in Louisville, thoughts turn to the Kentucky Derby and that means something other than just horse racing to the true blue Kentuckian: Mint Juleps, of course.
Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail links the world-class bourbon bars serving the country's only native spirit in its gateway city.
Many restaurants in the city pay tribute to The Brown Hotel’s original creation with their own recipe.