Events / Dinner

Heart of Kentucky

Tue, February 27, 2018

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $135 Public Price: $175 Phone: 212.627.2308
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Ouita Michel

Holly Hill Inn, Midway, KY

Sara Bradley

Freight House, Paducah, KY

Take one multiple JBF Award semifinalist, add in a rising star with stints under John Fraser and Paul Kahan, and you’ve got the recipe for an irresistible Bluegrass State banquet. Join us at the Beard House as lauded chef/restaurateur Ouita Michel and chef/owner Sara Bradley showcase Kentucky’s finest, from farm to table and all that’s in between.


Hors d’Oeuvre

Pit-Smoked Goat Cheese Benedictine Sandwiches

Fried Chicken Livers with Chowchow Jelly on Buttered Toasts

Kenny’s Kentucky Bleu Cheese–Onion Marmalade Tarts with Toasted Baby Hickory Nuts


For the Table > Shaved Artisan Kentucky Country Ham Trio with Kentucky Pickles and Relishes, Sorghums, Sara’s Biscuit Heaven, and Ouita’s Cast Iron Corn Sticks

Lake Barkley Bighead Carp with Burnt Cabbage–Sassafras Bone Sauce and Paddlefish Caviar

Griddled Heritance Farm Oyster Mushrooms with Fermented Carrot–Sorghum Butter and Weisenberger Mill Wheat Berries

Chicken-Fried Franklin County Rabbit with Stewed Put-Up Tomatoes, Lemon, Sorrel Oil, and Rolled Parsley Dumplings

Slow-Smoked Freedom Run Farm Katahdin Lamb Shoulder with Twice-Baked Spoonbread Soufflé and Barbecued Hindman Settlement School Shucky, Pink-Eyed, Purple Hull, and Speckled Lima Beans Mélange

Knott County Meets Four Rivers Dessert Duet > Mrs. Bradley's Paducah Caramelized Banana Pudding and Apple Stack Cake Cobbler with Crank & Boom Bourbon–Honey Ice Cream

A selection of rare bourbons and fine wines will be served with this dinner.