Edible Events: Holiday Season 2018
These are just a sampling of the many events happening in and around Louisville and the Bluegrass region.
December 1, Saturday 1–4pm
Cookies with Claus & Holiday Open House
3690 East West Connector, Frankfort
Free fun for families! Snap a pic with Jolly Old St. Nick & sample more than your share of Christmas cookies. Plus, kids can design & paint their own Christmas cards & gifts for family members. On December 8, make s’mores with Santa.
December 3, Monday
735 Main 735 E. Main St., Lexington
A dinner benefitting Institute 193. Featuring the artwork of Lexington artist Beverly Baker available for purchase.
December 8, Saturday 11am–4pm
8905 Highway 329, Crestwood
Holiday décor making for kids and adults. Storytelling, carolers, a puppet show and more family fun! Festive food by Duck Duck Beet CSK & Farm and holiday-inspired libations available for purchase. Tickets $5/person, kids 2 & under free. Tickets available at Foxhollow’s Holiday Facebook event @FoxhollowFarmKy
December 8, Saturday noon–7pm
Christmastide 1816 at Locust Grove
561 Blankenbaker Ln., Louisville
Interpreters re-create an 1816 Croghan family holiday party. Music, dancing and demonstrations, holiday shopping and refreshments. $6 adults, $3 children, free under 6. 502-897-9845, LocustGrove.org
December 8, Saturday noon–4pm
New Albany Farmers’ Market
202 E. Market St., New Albany, IN
Visit with Santa, get your holiday shopping done at our many boutiques and shops, grab some lunch and enjoy downtown at the holidays.
December 13, Thursday 8pm
Top Chef Viewing Dinner
610 W Magnolia Ave, Louisville
A viewing party with Maker’s Mark Distillery. Kentucky-inspired canapes and cocktails by Maker’s Mark along with a live stream of the episode. $60 per person includes appetizers and signature cocktails by Maker’s Mark Distillery Diplomat, Thomas Bolton. Reservations required: 502.636.0783, email 610@610Magnolia.
December 27, Thursday 5:30pm
Behind-the-bar cocktail class
500 E. Main St., Louisville
Explore the art of the cocktail with a “Whiskey Guardian” in this hands-on and educational class. Learn to build a better drink, enjoy a cocktail with appetizers, take home a gift and see the production facility. $90/person. AngelsEnvy.com
December 31, Monday 5–10pm
New Year’s Eve at Harvest Restaurant
624 E. Market St., Louisville
Chefs Ryan Smith and Jeff Dailey offer a four-course pre-fixe menu and special a la carte menu to celebrate the year. A complimentary glass of sparkling wine per guest. $65/person.
December 31, Monday 9pm–2am
New Year’s Eve Bash!
Shirley Mae’s Cafe
802 S Clay St, Louisville
A celebration of Shirley Mae’s Cafe opening, 30 years ago on December 31, 1988. Shirley Mae’s traditional southern food available with celebratory balloon drop and free champagne toast and party favors.
January 5 or 12, Saturday 11:30am-1:30pm
Pasta 101 Class
1540 Frankfort Ave., Louisville
Treat your favorite foodie — or yourself — to a unique Pasta 101 course with Pizza LUPO chef and co-owner Max Balliet. s a hands-on Pasta 101 class on January 5 or 12. Workshop includes a “welcome shot” of LUPO’s housemade limoncello, lessons on making and rolling egg pasta and sauce pairing theory and ideas. At the end of the class, all attendees enjoy a prepared pasta lunch with a glass of wine and depart with a recipe card, garganelli rolling board and full belly! Class cost is $75/person. Reservations: 502-409-8440.
January 10, Thursday 7–8:30pm
Hands-On Class with “Chopped” alum Chef Dee
MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen
216 Pearl St., New Albany, IN
“Chopped” alum Chef Madeleine Dee presents fig pizza, free snacks from her Fond Originals food line and a surprise dessert.
January 19, Saturday 6–11pm
8900 Limehouse Ln., Louisville
Celebration of Bacon, Bourbon and Beer benefiting Kosair Charities. Silent charity auction, live music and bacon creations from local chefs. Only 400 tickets available.
Save the date
February 10, Sunday
Off the Hook: Animals, Vegetables & Minerals from Pond to Sea
1 Levee Way, Newport, KY
A celebration of seafood dinner with over 20 local and nationally known chefs. Sponsored in part by Edible Ohio Valley, Kentucky Proud, Old 502 Winery. Tickets $75-$100.
February 20–23, 2019, Wednesday–Saturday
The Henry Clay
604 S. 3rd St., Louisville
The seventh annual Bourbon Classic explores the “best of the best” in the authentic world of bourbon, from the craftsmanship of distilling to the pure enjoyment of the spirit in its many forms, featuring local chefs and distilleries. For tickets and schedule: 502-574-9942;
March 1–2, 2019
Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms: Reshaping Kentucky with Organics
8th Annual OAK Conference
Clarion Hotel, Lexington
Hear from local and national expert farmers, innovators and researchers. Farm tours and short courses offered on Friday, and choose from 30 sessions on Saturday. Friday keynote speakers include Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson and David Kline leading an “Over the Fence” agrarian conversation. Early bird pricing through January 15.