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Kentucky has a bigger variety of food traditions than any other state — excluding, of course, Louisiana! The Frazier’s new four-program supper series weaves a narrative about food using live personal stories and conversations between Kentucky chefs and Robert Bleifer, Executive Chef & Vice President of Culinary at the Food Network.

One of the original crew at Food Network, Rob oversees the team that takes care of the food needs for about 15 shows, caters events in the kitchen, food-styles for photo shoots and develop recipes for Food Network Kitchen. He daily oversees the kitchens of fifteen shows at the channel including Iron Chef, Next Iron Chef, Food Network Challenge, Throwdown with Bobby Flay, and of course, Chopped, among many others. Chef Bleifer is also one of the people responsible for putting together the dreaded combinations for the mystery baskets on Chopped, which hold a selection of ingredients from which contestants must create a dish. Essentially, they hold the contestants' fate in the competition. And if that wasn’t enough, Rob is Adjunct Dean of Food Media for New York’s famed International Culinary Center, one of the world's leading culinary schools. Come hear Rob and local chefs craft a tale about their culinary influences, and Kentucky local ingredients, while enjoying a sumptuous meal. Join us as we take a look at how cooking shapes our world.

The supper series complements the Frazier’s burgeoning role in Bourbon tourism: In 2018 the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center & Spirit of Kentucky exhibit are set to open at the Frazier, which has been designated the “Official Starting Point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Experiences.”

Farm to Frazier: Kentucky Supper Series is presented by the Kentucky Department of Tourism, sponsored by Krogerand in partnership with the Metro Louisville Office for Globalization.


Kentucky by Way of France: 
An Evening with Guy Genoud

Thursday June 28, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
General Admission: $125 | Frazier Members $115

Brasserie Provence is Owner Guy Genoud's homage to all things Provençal. The Brasserie evokes memories of a childhood spent in the Mediterranean seaport of Cannes, France, and a daily quest for the choicest ingredients at the enormous local farmer's market and boulangerie. After 30 years in the hotel and restaurant industries in Europe and the US, Guy opened Brasserie Provence in Louisville as a token of love to his Provençal roots.

Come a little early to see the Frazier’s Magnificent Mona Bismarck: Kentucky Style Icon exhibit before your Farm to Frazier experience. At 6:00 PM, curator Scott Rogers will be available in the galleries for discussion about the exhibit and the fascinating life of Mona Bismarck!

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Kentucky by Way of Ireland: 
An Evening with Michael Reidy

Thursday July 26, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
General Admission: $125 | Frazier Members $115

Michael Reidy was born in Kilmihil, Co. Clare, Ireland.  Upon graduation he moved to New York, met his future wife and later moved to Kentucky,  where his gregarious nature destined him to open Louisville’s first Irish pub.  To that end, Michael started at the bottom of the local restaurant industry and began working his way up the ladder, eventually opening
The Irish Rover. His efforts to introduce the joys of Irish pub culture to Louisville were successful, and the business is now in its 25th year.