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“The Taste of Louisville” coming October 12

by Robin Garr » Sun Oct 02, 2022 8:21 am

Kentucky Restaurant Association Louisville Chapter
Presents 48th Annual “The Taste of Louisville”

Mellwood Art Center – 1860 Mellwood Avenue
Wednesday, October 12, 6-9 p.m.

$80 General Admission – 4 pack $300
https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7768591/t ... rts-center
21 & Over

Benefiting Frankie’s Family

The Taste of Louisville is BACK and ready to tempt your tastebuds! More thab 25 chefs will be ready to greet, meet, and serve you while coming together to celebrate the fabulous Louisville food-and-drinl scene! More than 15 different libations and non-alcoholic drinks will be served.

“We love Taste of Louisville because it gives us an opportunity to showcase our restaurant to a large diverse group of foodies. We see lots of our current customers and get an opportunity to meet many new ones. It never fails that in the few days after the event, people with visit the restaurant and say they saw us at the Taste! It’s a great time for everyone” (Ray Watkins, General Manager – Selena’s at Willow Lake Tavern)

The Kentucky Restaurant Association Louisville Chapter has been hard at work ensuring this year will be just as exciting and delicious as years past - “It has always been in Gordon Food Service’s DNA to support local restaurants. This is why we’re proud sponsors of KY Restaurant Association’s annual event The Taste of Louisville.” (Tom Enyeart, Gordon Food Service, Title Sponsor and The Taste of Louisville Co-Chair)

Besides it being an epic night of tasting and sipping, there will be lots of giving back! Frankie’s Family, a local non-profit is the beneficiary for 2022. The organization was started by one man who dared to care for kids in need, especially during the holidays. Frankie Hilbert and his team have helped hundreds of “adopted angels” Last year they raised over $53,000 and adopted a total of 530 Angels: 430 Children & 100 Seniors – we are excited to aid such a worthy cause!

“Frankie’s Family is honored to be a part of the 48th Annual Taste of Louisville and to work together to help those who are in need in our community. This partnership will help us continue our 'Family' mission this Holiday season so we can provide for so many children who otherwise wouldn’t have anything on Christmas Morning! We hope to see everyone out supporting this great event! We are so excited and can’t wait for Oct.12!” (Frankie Hilbert, Frankie’s Family Founder_

WHO: Chefs, Frankie’s Family, Kentucky Restaurant Association Louisville Chapter and YOU!
WHAT: A 48-year-old taste tradition involving local and regional restaurants bringing people together to Eat, Drink and Enjoy Life!
WHEN: Wednesday, October 12, 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: Mellwood Arts Center – 1860 Mellwood Avenue
WHY: To Gather together with old friends and meeting new friends while tasting over 25 signature dishes and creative cocktails and mocktails.

Frankie’s Family Mission Statement:
Frankie’s Family is coming together to assist the families in our community that are in need the most. Our goal with Frankie’s Family is to help bridge the gap for families who are most in need of food, clothing, toys & everyday personal care items. Frankie’s Family Involvement Programs will consist of multiple projects a year to collect & distribute supplies needed. We treat everyone like they’re family, opening our hearts we extend this kindness to everyone, forming lifelong connections and a community that can see impact for years to come.
Total Raised = $232,500 Angels Adopted 2,325

Restaurants on Board and still adding:
Selena’s at Willow Lake Tavern
Brasserie Provence
Repeal Oak-Fired Steakhouse
Mark’s Feed Store
Noche Mexican BBQ
Fante Coffee
Bourbons Bistro
Malones
Drakes
Crowler Catering
Harry’s an American Bar & Grill
Parlour
Napa River Grill
Morning Fork
Against the Grain
Fork & Barrel
Gordon Food Service
Louvino
Varanese
River House Restaurant and Raw Bar
Four Pegs
Martini’s Italian Bistro
Lou Lou Food & Drink
Craft House Pizza
Kern’s
Silly Axe Café
Green District

Participating Beverages:
Against the Grain
Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskeys
Rivulet
Pepsi
Shaw Ross International
Hive & Barrel Meadery
Maker’s Mark
Atrium Brewing
Limestone Branch Distillery – Yellowstone Bourbon
Butchertown Brewing
Holsopple
Jesters Winery
Hometown Brewing Co.
Jefferson’s Bourbon
Rivergreen Cocktails
Blox Spiked Ice

Auction Prizes – More to Come
Louisville Bats Baseball Suite for 16 people
Four UofL Women's Basketball Floor Seats for a game during the 22-23 season
Hand Painted Pet Portrait
Michter's Bourbon Gift Basket
Viscardi Designs Artwork
Maker's Mark Distillery Tour, Lunch & Bottle Dipping for 4 people
Maker's Mark Golf Bag
Tito's Vodka Tailgate Package
Artwork from Local Artists
Private Barrel Bourbon Picks
One Month Unlimited Classes to Shred415
F45 Lyndon Membership Package
Restaurant Gift Cards

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