–Bobby Flay, Rupp Arena, October 4, 2009
Every day is Bourbon Day when you live in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky’s beautiful bluegrass region, but officially: it is “celebrated” or “observed” on June 14. Here are a few greatest hits on the topic:
Bobby Flay: Boy Meets Bluegrass Ace October 2009… does everyone remember that one time, that one guy offered Bobby Flay Pappy Van Winkle out of the trunk of his car?
And who can forget this taste: A Toast to WEG with the Bluegrass Breeze, the official drink of the World Equestrian Games Ace September 2010
Congratulations to the University Press of Kentucky: Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook Wins Gourmand Award Ace January 10, 2011
And it isn’t just for drinking. Chef Tom provided the Ace readers with the guidelines for Cooking at Home With Bourbon after the 2010 Kentucky Bourbon School (which he taught for years). You can watch video from the 2009 Festival here. Try his bourbon-marinated grilled tenderloin at home.
And, finally, can anyone sip a Bluegrass Breeze bourbon cocktail without instantly conjuring up images of either Sweet Evening Breeze, or Belle Brezing? Maybe you were supposed to.
Juleps are old news by June. Here is Chef Tom’s recipe for the Bluegrass Breeze.
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