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The Woodford Reserve Distillery Offers Holiday Lunch & Dinners

Chef Ouita Michel creates holiday meals full of KY favorites

 

WRD_winterHoliday Lunch at the Woodford Reserve Distillery

Our annual holiday celebration begins Friday, November 27 at historic Woodford Reserve Distillery.  Lunch starts with a tour and self-guided tasting of Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select and Double Oaked bourbons paired with our famous flavor wheel of tastes. Chef-in-Residence Ouita Michel and her culinary team led by Chef Nat Henton have planned a beautiful lunch buffet in the Dryer House including beef bourguignon, roast salmon with sundried tomato and apricot relish, corn pudding, whipped sweet potatoes, salads, our famous chocolate bread pudding, chess pie, pumpkin latte baby cakes and more. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

 

When:
November 27th – December 27th, 2015

 

Seating Times:
Thursday– Saturday, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM
Sunday – 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

 

Tour times:
Thursday- Saturday- 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM

 

Where:
Dryer House, The Woodford Reserve Distillery

 

Cost:
$35.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity

 

Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome when space is available.

 

For reservations, please call (859) 879-1953. 

 

Please enjoy Woodford Reserve responsibly.

 

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 45.2% Alc. by Vol.,

The Woodford Reserve Distillery, Versailles, KY ©2015

 

 
Holiday Lunch Buffet

Self Guided Flavor Wheel and a tasting of Distiller’s Select and Double Oaked at table

 

On the Buffet

Salads

Artisan Lettuce Salad

Nat’s scratch ranch dressing, layers of grape tomatoes, shredded white cheddar cheese, our own crusty country style croutons and sunflower seeds

 

Classic Ambrosia

Fresh pineapple, mandarin oranges, toasted coconut, pecans, marachino cherries and yes! mini marshmallows in a tangy cream dressing

 

Entrees

Beef Bourguignon

Red wine marinated beef roast, slow braised with pearl onions, carrots, mushrooms and bacon in rich red wine jus

 

Whole Roasted Atlantic Salmon with Woodford tomato apricot chutney

 

Side dishes

Woodford Reserve Corn Pudding

 

Steamed Green Beans  with lemon, butter and fresh thyme

 

Sweet Potato Casserole- whipped sweet potatoes baked with a pecan crumble

 

Desserts

Our famous Woodford Reserve Chocolate Bread Pudding

Woodford Reserve butter sauce

 

Bourbon Pumpkin Latte Cupcakes

 

Old Fashioned Midway Chess Pie

 

 

WR Holiday Dinner with Lantern Tour

Every Friday and Saturday evening from November 27 through the month of December, we are lighting the fireplace in our visitor’s center for a one of a kind bourbon trail experience. Only 36 reservations each night are available.

 

The evening begins with warm apple cider, a small snack, and some after-hours shopping in the Woodford gift shop. Guests are then invited to stroll through the grounds on a lantern-lit, guided tour. After the tour, enjoy a self-guided tasting of Distiller’s Select and Double Oaked Bourbons paired with our flavor wheel of tastes.  End the evening with a five-course gourmet meal served in our Visitor Center dining room. Each course is paired with a cocktail tasting.

 

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  

 

When:

Friday and Saturday Evenings

November  27th – December 27th, 2015

 

6:00 tour, 7:00 dinner

 

Where:

Woodford Reserve Visitor Center

 

Cost: $85.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity

 

 

Reservations are required.  For reservations, please call (859) 879-1953. 

 

 

Please enjoy Woodford Reserve responsibly.

 

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 45.2% Alc. by Vol.,

The Woodford Reserve Distillery, Versailles, KY ©2015

 

Menu

Holiday dinner

 

First course

Self Guided Flavor wheel and tasting of Double Oaked and Distillers Select

 

Second Course

Barrel stave Smoked Lobster Salad

lightly dressed with lime, asian pear, micro greens on a Cajun corn cake

 

Third Course

Butternut squash bisque

Double Oaked creme fraiche, baby croutons

 

Entree

Carved Prime Rib of Beef with Woodford’s famous Distillers green peppercorn demi glace

Duchess potatoes and haricots verts with pesto and roasted grape tomatoes

 

Dessert

Bourbon Apple strudel

Flakey puff pastry filled with slow cooked bourbon soaked  apples and raisins, Distillers Select caramel drizzle and scratch whipped cream