Birthday Dinner pays tribute to Julia Child and Ouita Michel at Holly Hill Inn this week

Holly Hill Inn has an air of celebration this week as the Summer Party on the Porch wishes Happy Birthday to chefs Julia Child and Ouita Michel with a French-inspired dinner. Bon Appetit!

Summer Party on the Porch features weekly themed dinners through Sept. 29. The Holly Hill Inn’s expansive porch opens at 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday for a welcome apéritif and light snack. A creative, multi-course dinner is served inside.

Entrées for our Bon Appetit dinner include: Boeuf Bourguignon with rich red wine sauce; Poached Halibut with Provençal butter sauce; Poulet aux Écrevisses, local chicken simmered with crayfish tails, seasonal vegetables and white wine; and Les Farcis des la Provence, stuffed zucchini, eggplant, and tomato baked with a light béchamel sauce. For the full menu, click here.

For the full Summer Party on the Porch schedule, see calendar at right. Dinner seatings are 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For reservations, call (859) 846-4732.


Honeywood, South Farm cook up
Tomato-palooza dinner on Aug. 22

Tomatoes take centerstage this month as Honeywood Chef Josh Smouse and the University of Kentucky South Farm host Tomato-palooza on Aug. 22 at South Farm.

Tomato-palooza is the latest event in the Honeywood-South Farm monthly dinner series. The event features a tour of South Farm, at the corner of Man O’ War Boulevard and Nicholasville Road, and food stations, with refreshments prepared by Smouse. Wine and hard cider will be available. The monthly dinner series runs through Oct. 17.

The food features seasonal produce from South Farm and includes: Midway Bakery Biscuits with country ham and apple butter, Tomato Bread with Pecorino, Crispy Eggplant with green tomato relish, Traditional Tomato Gazpacho, Fried Green Tomato with remoulade and cherry tomato salsa, Tomato Pie, Stuffed Tomatoes, Green Salad, Corn Salad, Cheese Grits, Squash Casserole and sweets from the Midway Bakery.

The event begins at 6 p.m. Cost is $30. Tickets are limited and available at Eventbrite or by clicking here. Must be 21 or older to participate. For more information, please call Honeywood at (859) 469-8234.


Calendar of Events

Aug. 15-18: Sumer Party on the Porch: Bon Appetit! Happy Birthday Julia Child and Ouita Michel! (Full schedule below.)
Aug. 18-19: Bluegrass Brunch

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Summer Party on the Porch Events

Aug. 15-18: Bon Appetit! Happy Birthday, Julia Child and Ouita Michel!
Aug. 22-25: Bring Yer Bib — Old-fashioned Kentucky Throwdown with Guest Chef Kristin Smith
Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Lionfish and Tiger Shrimp and Barracuda, Oh, My! A Seafood Soiree
Sept. 5-8: Bluegrass Nights and Sri Lankan Bites with Guest Chef Sam Fore of Tuk Tuk
Sept. 12-15: Kentucky Kaiseki and Japanese Tea Ceremony with Handyman Henton and the High Noon Tea Slingers
Sept. 19-22: Paella. What More Can I Say-uh?
Sept. 26-29: Killer Tofu World Tour — All-out Vegetarian