Restaurants & Bars

Back from Louisville, KY with Photos

nemis | Mar 18, 200811:44 AM    

First time to Louisville !!! Had a great time,the locals are very
friendly and helpful. Our first day in was a late lunch at 2:45pm at "TOAST
ON MARKET" we ordered Blueberry pancakes with a side of sausage and a
Grilled Cheese panini with a Roasted Tomato basil soup.

That evening we ate at BOURBONS BISTRO for a six flight tasting of bourbon
along with a Classic Lettuce Wedge with Blue Cheese Crumbles, Red Onion,
Bacon and Tomatoes, topped with a Tarragon Buttermilk Vinaigrette, Garlic
Shrimp and Parmesan Grits topped with a Bourbon Molasses Red Eye Gravy
with Fresh Shaved Reggiano Parmesan and Wild Mushrooms, & Bourbons House
Seasoned Burger stacked with Grilled Portabella Mushroom,
Tomato, Pommes Frites and Greens, dressed with an Avocado Jalapeno
Mayonnaise, and an Apricot Bourbon Mustard

Dessert followed with Bourbon Chocolate Mousse and Carrot Cake. The table of
8 next to us started to laugh once the server brought out the burger. When
we popped out the camera to take a picture they were doubley amused.

Our next venture was lunch at JACK FRY'S restaurant on Bardstown Rd. I
ordered Shrimp and Grits w Shitake mushrooms, and red eye
gravy with Ice tea
http://www.photoeats.com/photos/show/... My husband ate the Pork tenderloin sandwich w/ Spice
rubbed roasted tenderloin with red peppers, onions and Havarti cheese on
Blue dog Bakery pugliese roll with Wheatberry salad.
Dessert was a CremeCaramel which was the best!

The next morning we headed to LYNNS PARADISE CAFE I opted for two eggs
hard with thick cut bacon and a side of Baked Mac
and Cheese which is not to be missed! The other entree ordered was the
Matador omelet- Monterey Jack omelet filled with braised mixture of fried
new red potatoes, diced tomatoes, spicy chorizo sausage, and sautéed green
peppers and onions. Garnished with sour cream and green onions. Potatoes on
the side and two buttermilk biscuits.
The gift shop was quite amusing, many
unique off the walls gifts to buy for friends and family.

The BEST dinner was at PROOF ON MAIN,
We ordered Baked Rutabega relish with bread, Lolla Rossa Ceasar Salad with
treviso, fennel, chopped egg, bottarga di muggine. Four cheese risotto w/
pea shoots and a poached egg. Smoked Amish chicken with grain mustard,
thyme, with roasted string beans and Diver Sea Scallops w caramelized
spaghetti squash in a ‘piccata’ sauce. Dessert was an Irish creme de pot and
Apple Bombolini which were tiny beignets with a sage toffee sauce and two
after dinner drinks, you must try the "Darkened Martini" with bourbon. Their
cocktail drinks were unbelieveable good (we tried 4 different kinds)

The next morning we were off to BLUE DOG BAKERY AND CAFE. All the
pastries looked devine and very reasonably priced!! We ordered Orange
Broiche French toast and Scrambled eggs with Piperade sauce and toast.
Service is lacking big time but they were busy so get there early and have
much patience. They had fantastic tasting Vanilla Madeleines for 50 cents
each!! What a steal!!

On the way back to the hotel we stopped at a gourmet shop called LOTSA
PASTA on Lexington ave. We purchased an Italian sub and Muffuleta to
go. Wished we had a cooler lots of homemade pasta and sausages that
looked really good. The sandwiches were extremely tasty!

Dinner our last night was at 610 Magnolia. The prefix menu was $75.00, wine
with each course was $45.00 a person if you were in the mood. We did
politely ask if we were allowed to take photos (no flash). Once in a gourmet
grocery in MN we were asked to not take pictures or we'd be remove from the
premises!! You choose one out of three options for each course. Our first
little plate were 3 seperate bites: a cold shrimp with a Parm chip with a
Ceasar dressing sauce, a tiny toast point with foie, and the last bite was a
BLT. Other dishes eaten were a Spinach salad with spiced pecans and grapes,
Hearts of Palm Salad with Caviar & Tuna, Sweet potato bread pudding, Coffee
panna cotta, chocolate truffles, and a short rib wellington along with flank
steak and red wine sauce. Service was great, even though this restaurant is
fine dining I didn't feel under dressed in a black turtle neck sweater and
long black plaid skirt with boots.

Our last breakfast in town on a Sunday was NORTH END CAFE (our best
breakfast yet) We ordered a side of Oatmeal with with dried fruit, nuts and
apples with pure maple syrup and their "Hearty Breakfast" which was 3 eggs
any style, 2 pancakes, Nueskes bacon, sausage -very savory pork flavor, home
fries, grits and choice of bread.

My best advise is go to the restaurant when they first open, parking spots
anywhere will be harder and harder to find. A taxi cab ride will start at
either $2.43 or $4.00 depending on the hour. I can't wait to go back and
visit more dining destinations!

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