Telling Kentucky's Story

An Evening of Culinary Stars

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Join us for an evening with three culinary stars of Kentucky: Tim Laird, Chef Edward Lee, and Chef David Danielson at The Old Stone Inn & Tavern. $100 ticket includes two books (shown); cocktails & appetizers; family style meal, including one drink ticket for beer or wine; dessert; and remarks by the Chefs. Seats are limited, so get your ticket now and be sure to tell your friends!

Address: Old Stone Inn, 6905 Shelbyville Rd, Simpsonville, KY (please note, tickets are required; Old Stone Inn is not typically open on Mondays)

About the Presenters:


Tim Laird is an authority on wines and spirits with more than thirty years of experience in the hospitality industry. He is the chief entertaining officer of Brown-Forman, a major producer of fine wines and spirits (including Jack Daniel’s, Woodford Reserve, and Old Forester whiskeys and bourbons) based in Louisville, Kentucky. Laird hosts two local weekly television shows—Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs and Secrets of Louisville Chefs—and is a featured columnist for Louisville’s Food & Dining Magazine. He has appeared on TodayThe Early ShowFox & FriendsThe Tonight Show, and World News Now, among many others.

Chef David Danielson is the executive chef at Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby. Prior to joining the team at Churchill Downs, Chef Danielson held executive chef positions at the Rockefeller Center in New York with Restaurant Associates, the United Nations Plaza Hotel, and The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Over the course of his more than 20 years in the industry, Chef Danielson has managed and catered numerous momentous events including the Kentucky Derby, the Super Bowl, the US Open, the PGA championship, and the Olympics, among others. He was featured in People for the food he cooked for the 2016 Kentucky Derby.

Edward Lee is the author of Smoke & Pickles and Buttermilk Graffiti; chef/owner of 610 Magnolia, MilkWood, and Whiskey Dry in Louisville, Kentucky; and culinary director of Succotash in National Harbor, Maryland, and Penn Quarter, Washington, DC. He appears frequently in print and on television, including earning an Emmy nomination for his role in the Emmy Award–winning series The Mind of a Chef. Most recently, he wrote and hosted the feature documentary FermentedButtermilk Graffiti, Lee’s memoir, recently received the James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year in Writing. He lives in Louisville and Washington, DC, and you can find him on Instagram and Twitter @chefedwardlee.

 About the Books:

The Bourbon Country Cookbook: This book distills the spirit and hospitality—both new and old—of great southern food and drink into 90 accessible recipes designed to help you achieve the ease and elegance of Bourbon Country entertaining in your own home. Arranged by the kind of traditional fare you’d find on a Kentucky table—pickles, vegetables, ancient grains, bounties from the barnyard, bourbon cocktails, and more—these recipes pay homage to the rituals and victuals of yesteryear while embracing the new southern palate and the flavors of modern Kentucky bourbon.

Buttermilk Graffiti: American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee, who, like Anthony Bourdain or Gabrielle Hamilton, is as much a writer as he is a chef, that first surprising bite is just the beginning. What about the people behind the food? What about the traditions, the innovations, the memories? A natural-born storyteller, Lee decided to hit the road and spent two years uncovering fascinating narratives from every corner of the country. Sixteen adventures, sixteen vibrant new chapters in the great evolving story of American cuisine. And forty recipes, created by Lee, that bring these new dishes into our own kitchens.