Local chefs from 19 of Louisville's best-known restaurants will prepare specialty hors d'oeuvres for guests during the fourth annual Bourbon & Bowties: A Taste of Corbett's fundraiser on June 13.

The event is presented by Northwestern Mutual and benefits Kosair Children's Hospital through the Children's Hospital Foundation. Instead of doing their handiwork in the kitchen, the chefs will be out among the crowd, showing how they work magic with their ingredients.

This year's event will honor 13-year-old Owen McMasters, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in November 2011 at the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center at Kosair Children's Hospital. While Owen loves to joke around, a recent shortage of a medication needed to treat his leukemia was no laughing matter. He raised awareness of the shortage and targeted drug companies to ensure other patients will continue to get the care they need. Even though Owen still has many treatments ahead of him, he is just like every other boy his age - he loves playing Xbox and spending time with his family.

An exclusive Bird Dog Bay bow tie, tie and scarf were designed in honor of Owen and will be available for purchase at the event. The inaugural Bourbon & Bowties event was held in 2010 in memory of Charles W. Gant, who passed away from viral encephalitis on June 3, 2009, at age 8. Family and friends established this event to give back to Kosair Children's Hospital for the wonderful care Charles received, as well as to ensure other children have access to top-notch medical care. Other previous honorees are Maxwell W. Johnson and Laurel E. Dortch.

Purchasing ties & scarves:

The ties and scarf can also be purchased in advance at Cartwheels Paper & Gifts, 3919 Chenoweth Lane, Louisville, Ky, and Fashion Post, 2420 Lime Kiln Ln. Louisville, Ky.


Tickets for the event are $125 for general admission and $300 for a Chefs' Experience package which includes the opportunity to hobnob with the chefs, taste specially prepared hors d'oeuvres and reserve wines in a private area and explore Corbett's state-of-the-art cooking facility. Chefs' Experience guests also receive a specialty tie, bowtie or scarf and a commemorative bottle of Woodford Reserve. Ties and scarves are also available for purchase.

Reservations can be made by calling (502) 629-KIDS or at www.HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com

Chefs at the event:

Jason Brumm

Kathy Cary, Lilly's

Dean Corbett, Corbett's: an American place and Jack's Lounge

Agostino Gabriele, Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant

Jim Gerhardt, Limestone Restaurant

Geoffrey Heyde, The Village Anchor Pub & Roost

Josh Hillyard, Quattro

Jeff Jarfi, Jarfi's Catering

Edward Lee, MilkWood

Peng Looi, Asiatique and August Moon

Fernando Martinez, Guaca-Mole and Mussel & Burger Bar

Dallas McGarity, Marketplaec Restaurant

Josh Moore, Volare

John Plymale, Porcini

Patrick Roney, The Oakroom

Anoosh Shariat

Daniel Stage, Louisville Country Club

Levon Wallace, Proof on Main

Shawn Ward, Jack Fry's

Southern Tenderloin Canapé

by Limestone Restaurant chef/owner Jim Gerhardt

4 ounces beef tenderloin

2 tablespoon Cajun spice

1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce

2 tablespoon diced plum tomato

1 tablespoon minced shallots or sweet red onion

1 ounce House Made Red Wine Vinegar

1/2 ounce extra virgin olive oil

12 thin slices of sourdough bread, toasted in the oven


Roll the beef in pepper spice

Sear the beef at high temperature to medium rare, remove from the pan and set aside to rest

In a s/s bowl add the lettuce, tomato, shallots, oil and vinegar and season to taste.

Slice the meat into thin slices and build canapé

Bread, meat, lettuce slaw and a little Cajun cream(mayo, lemon juice, Cajun spice and salt and pepper)

About the Children's Hospital Foundation

The Children's Hospital Foundation raises funds to support Kosair Children's Hospital and Kosair Children's Medical Center - Brownsboro as well as pediatric services at the future Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital. The Children's Hospital Foundation raises millions of dollars each year to support programs, equipment and facilities, research, advocacy and education at Kentucky's only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital and pediatric care facilities. Thanks to donations from the community in 2012, the Children's Hospital Foundation was able to provide more than $10 million to drive innovation and support the needs of Kosair Children's Hospital and the medical center, which serve nearly 150,000 children annually from throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. For more information, visit www.HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com  or call (502) 629-8060.