Thu, Mar 24|
Kentucky Chapter - Spicing Things Up on the Farm
A virtual cooking class featuring Executive Chef and Dame Alison Settle from the farm-to-table restaurant Barn8 located on a 683-acre working thoroughbred horse farm. Each attendee will be shipped a bottle of her Settleracha Oil. Fee: $30.00
Time & Location
Mar 24, 6:30 PM EDT
About the Event
On Thursday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. EST, the Kentucky Chapter of LDEI will host its own Table Talk: Spicing Things Up on the Farm: F
Barn8 Farm Restaurant & Bourbon Bar is located on Hermitage Farm, an agritourism project created by Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown, founders of the 21c Museum Hotel chain. Their shared vision of celebrating Kentucky’s most noted industries — horses, bourbon and agriculture — culminated into this project that attracts visitors from all over the world.
A farm-to-table restaurant that’s actually on a farm, Alison is celebrated for her adventurous new takes on traditional Kentucky fare. A native of Lexington, Ky., Settle’s childhood was filled with influential experiences involving nature and science. Growing up without cable, watching local TV shows about the diverse ecosystems of Kentucky’s wildlife quickly became a bonding experience for Settle and her father. She spent a few summers exploring her grandparent’s 70-acre forested farm along the Indiana countryside. Now, as executive chef of Barn8, Settle works closely with her culinary team to craft seasonal menus focused on fresh produce harvested from the restaurant’s on-site gardens, three-tier climate-controlled greenhouse, and Hermitage Farm’s own acreage; as well as incorporating bison, beef, pork and chickens from neighboring farms.