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On The Road culinary adventures travels to Louisville with Southern Heat! October 11-13, 2015

October 11 - 13, 2015

Louisville, Kentucky

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We’re headed back to where it all began!  Our next On The Road culinary adventures tour will be in the Bluegrass State in Louisville, Kentucky, October 11-13, 2015. We have an extraordinary lineup with a very fun theme we’ll be exploring during the tour: Marrying Southern ingredients with International and ethnic flavors.  It will also be the celebration of the release of Southern Heat, our collaboration with Chef Anthony Lamas, of Seviche, A Latin Restaurant, in Louisville.  The book will be released to the public November 5th, but this culinary tour is a very special pre-release event. This weekend will be the first time we will see the book and our guests will have a personalized and signed copy of Southern Heat and see our video, “The Making of Southern Heat.”

Chef Anthony Lams (photo courtesy of Ash Newell Photography)

Chef Anthony Lams (photo courtesy of Ash Newell Photography)

Working on recipes at Seviche

Working on recipes at Seviche

The South is more than grits, collards, and fried chicken, and we have assembled a star-studded team of chefs to bring their International flavors to life.  Kentucky has attracted many chefs who put their International spin on traditional Southern cuisine using local ingredients and are inspired by their heritage to create dishes that are truly extraordinary.  Along with bourbon as a culinary ingredient, these chefs have created dishes that have wowed their diners and have won them national acclaim.
Cover of Southern Heat copy 2

We're Spicing up the South!

We’re Spicing up the South!

Chef Lamas, with his Latin heritage, showcases his talent at Seviche, A Latin Restaurant and will host our featured dinner. Chef Edward Lee spins his Korean flavors into Southern ingredients at Milkwood and 610 Magnolia.  MilkWood will be the host to our first night’s reception and dinner in Louisville.  And Chef Ouita Michels (owner of Holly Hill Inn in Midway and several other restaurants in Kentucky) infuses her local ingredients with flavors from around the world and as the chef for Woodford Reserve, she’ll teach us some new culinary tricks using bourbon during lunch at the distillery. No culinary tour to the Bluegrass State would be complete without a hometown brunch; we call it Recovery Breakfast, and Chef Ryan Rogers of Feast BBQ will be hosting our brunch at his brand new restaurant, Royals Hot Chicken. We are truly excited to feature the food and flavors of these chefs on our next tour.

Chefs Edward Lee, Ouita Michels, and Ryan Rogers

* Chefs Edward Lee, Ouita Michels, and Ryan Rogers

We hope you’ll join us at the peak of leaf season to see the beautiful rolling hills of Kentucky as colors change from summer to fall and to experience Louisville and the surrounding bountiful region. We have an amazing event planned for the first public viewing of Southern Heat as we take you from Korea to Japan and Europe, and then South of the Border to Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Central America and finally, finish in the South for some hometown goodness…and bourbon! :-)

The flavors of Southern Heat

The flavors of Southern Heat

Here’s the itinerary:

October 11th

Evening – A welcome reception and four-course dinner with wine pairings at Chef Edward Lee’s MilkWood with Executive Chef Kevin Ashworth – downtown Louisville.  Ed is a four-time James Beard Award finalist, owner of MilkWood and 610 Magnolia, host of the show Mind of a Chef on PBS, and author of Smoke & Pickles.  The dinner will feature Ed’s signature flavors combining his Korean heritage with local and Southern ingredients.  Chef Ashworth has an incredible evening planned for our guests and there will be a surprise gift to take home that evening from the dinner.

Chef Kevin Ashworth

* Chef Kevin Ashworth

Ramen at Milkwood

* Ramen at Milkwood

October 12th

Morning – We begin our day with a tour of Brown-Forman’s Cooperage and then we’ll be taken by private coach to Woodford Reserve for a tour of the distillery. Woodford Reserve is one of the most beautiful and historic distilleries in Kentucky with a very intriguing backstory.  Lunch will follow with  bourbon cocktails and a taste of flavors from around the world with a three-course luncheon prepared by two-time James Beard Award nominee Chef Ouita Michels.  Ouita will host an interactive cooking demonstration where we’ll learn about cooking with bourbon using the bourbon Flavor Wheel.

With Chris Morris, the Master Distiller, at Woodford Reserve

With Chris Morris, the Master Distiller, at Woodford Reserve

Afternoon – We’ll be driven back to Louisville by private coach.

Evening –  A very special pre-release reception and dinner for Southern Heat with award-winning chef and television personality (Extreme Chef, Bar Rescue, Beat Bobby Flay, Moveable Fest with Fine Cooking) Chef Anthony Lamas, at Seviche, A Latin Restaurant.  We’ll also have a few special surprise guests join our group for dinner.  Anthony has been named one of the best Latin chefs in the country and Seviche is consistently ranked as one of the best restaurants in Louisville.  This will be an evening to remember.

Feijoada – A Brazilian specialty

Feijoada – A Brazilian specialty

October 13th

Late morning – Brunch at Royals Hot Chicken, in the NuLu district of downtown Louisville.  Royals Hot Chicken, the new concept from Feast BBQ owner and 2015 EATER Young Gun, chef Ryan Rogers, is opening this fall and we will be one of their first guests.  A menu designed just for us featuring hot chicken, pimento cheese grits, and local country ham; plus a little hair of the dog – will be exactly what we need to cure what ails us from the celebration the night before.

* Pork cakes with sorghum, green onions, and slaw from Fest BBQ

* Pork cakes with sorghum, green onions, and slaw from Fest BBQ

We have special rates reserved at The Brown Hotel for our group.  $149.00 plus tax for a delux guest room and $179.00 plus tax for the club level rooms.
Lobby at The Brown Hotel

Lobby at The Brown Hotel

The cost of the tour with meals (see above), beverages (alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic), wine, transportation, tours of the cooperage and Woodford Reserve, taxes, tips, and gratuities, and a signed copy of Southern Heat is $795.00 per person.  Seating is limited for this special event.

Please email us at OTRculinaryadventures@gmail.com or call (404) 380-1010 to reserve your space or inquire for more information.

We look forward to seeing you this fall in Kentucky!

Kentucky morning

Kentucky morning

* These photographs are courtesy of Milkwood, Ouita Michaels, and Feast BBQ.

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