“For my birthday this year, my Wife treated me to the Bunkycooks culinary adventure in Louisville on October 15-17. From the opening hors d’oeuvres Monday night at Seviche to the last morsel of proscuitto at the breakfast Wednesday morning, the entire event was carefully planned and perfectly executed. Overall it was the perfect synthesis of three talented chefs with great personalities, the fun of being with an internationally famous celebrity producer of bourbon, interesting pairings of food with bourbon and wine, and a congenial group of people who truly like good food. My favorites were Anthony Lamas’ bread pudding (with bourbon sauce), Bobby Benjamin’s unusual approach to coq au vin, his brown butter foam and the surprising ball of bleu cheese ice cream with a hard chocolate shell. Kudos to Gwen for a truly memorable event.” – Tom, guest on the October 2012 Louisville tour

“Jim and I were very excited when we learned that this adventure was going to take place in our home town. We hope that all attending were able to experience the beauty of Kentucky as well as the warmth of people in Louisville. The culinary experience was over the top. Chef Lamas, Chef Benjamin and Chef Maurais prepared spectacular dishes for us. The opportunity to meet Julian Van Winkle and Preston Van Winkle was a real treat. On top of that to be able to taste all five of the Van Winkle bourbons is a very rare treat indeed. Perhaps the best part was spending some great time with my sister and brother in law (Debbie and Tom). Thanks to Gwen and Roger for all their planning. A great fall adventure for all!!!” – Jennie, guest on the October 2012 Louisville tour

“I want to go back. now. Gwen, you and Roger do such a fantastic job – the photos, writing, video soundtrack – it’s all perfect! Thank you for a wonderfully delicious 2 days.” – Priscilla, guest on the October 2012 Louisville tour

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“We urge everyone to jump on it ! Louisville is an amazing city and the countryside is incredible. The outstanding cuisine, fresh local ingredients and the award winning Chefs make the food to die for. Our favorite is Chef Anthony Lamas at Seviche…..we’ve traveled the world and have yet to find his equal in Latino cuisine !!” - Danielle, Lexington, KY