Any seasoned planner can tell you one of the easiest ways to give your meeting a sense of place and
authenticity is to incorporate the local ;lavors. Mix these unique and classic tastes of
Louisville, Kentucky, into your next event.
Hot Brown - This open-faced sandwich
has been a signature of Louisville since
the 1920s. There are so many versions of
this cheesy-turkey-bacon combination,
#hotbrownhop was created to help visitors
;ind everything from the original at The
Brown Hotel to pizzas, soups and even cocktails paying homage to this comfort food.
Mini Hot Brown hors d’oeuvres are a great
way to add a bit of Louisville to any event.
Benedictine - This cucumber cream
cheese spread is rich and light in the same
bite. Invented by Jennie Benedict at the
turn of the 20th century, today it is the
perfect accent for any reception on tiny tea
sandwiches or any crudité platter.
Mint Julep - While the Kentucky Derby
only runs the ;irst Saturday in May, in
Derby City, drinking the of;icial cocktail of
the race is always appropriate.
Old Fashioned - Long before Mad Men’s
Don Draper was sipping an Old-Fashioned
on one of the small screen’s hottest TV
shows, the cocktail was a popular drink
in Bourbon Country. In fact, Louisville’s
Mayor proclaimed it the of;icial cocktail of
the city of Louisville.
Just Add Bourbon - When in doubt,
adding this versatile ingredient to dishes,
sweet or savory, lets you know you have
arrived in the state that makes 95 percent of
the world’s bourbon. There are more barrels
aging in Kentucky than people living there, so
you know there is plenty to go around.
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One of the easiest ways to
give your meeting a sense
of place and authenticity
is to incorporate the local