LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A summer camp for adults goes upscale on the Bourbon Trail. 

Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ fantasy camp to showcase the state's top agricultural offerings, talented local chefs and Kentucky Proud products. It's an intimate five-day opportunity organized by the Kentucky Distillers' Association. Bourbon fans may attend any of 45 events from June 3 to 7, 2015.  They can explore the state's signature spirit, featuring behind-the-scenes tours, private barrel selections and specialty events at the world's most iconic distilleries and famous Louisville hotspots.

At several events, top Louisville chefs will be crafting Bourbon-themed meals and awarded prizes  based on best use of Kentucky Proud products. Louisville is the official Host City of the Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ and is widely hailed as one of the best "foodie" cities in the world.  Kentucky Proud food and ingredients will be featured at Wednesday's opening event, "Bourbon

Under the Rocks;" the "Craft to Cocktail 2.0" program on Friday night; Saturday night's closing "Casabourblanca" gala and the Sunday Polo on the Waterfront send-off.

The chef lineup includes:

· Ken Barkley - Captain's Quarter Riverside Grille

· Jeff Bridges - Bourbons Bistro

· Kathy Cary - Lilly's Bistro

· Christian Hattemer - Down One Bourbon Bar

· Dallas McGarity - MARKETPLACE Restaurant at Theatre Square

· Ryan Rogers - Feast BBQ

· Paul Sant - Crowne Plaza Louisville

· Randy Twyford - Twyford BBQ & Catering

· John Varanese - Varanese

Brunch at the Polo tournament will be prepared by Shaker Village's culinary team, led by former award-winning chef and current vice president of operations, David Larson.  In addition, the KDA recently named Art Eatables the Official Chocolatier of the Kentucky Bourbon Affair. Art Eatables produces the Kentucky Proud certified Bourbon truffle and is a sponsor of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experience.

Tickets to individual Kentucky Bourbon Affair® events are still available. Many include souvenir bottles, Bourbon-infused lunches and commemorative gifts. Transportation is included in most ticket prices.  To find out more, go to

The Kentucky Bourbon Affair is the ultimate fantasy camp for Bourbon lovers.  Among the 45 events planned: 

Bourbon Under the Rocks

Louisville Mega Cavern

Wednesday,  June 3rd 7 -9 PM EST

Craft to Cocktail 2.0 

Friday, June 5th (6pm - 10:30pm)

Distilled Spirits Epicenter


Central American Airways Hangar

Saturday,  June 6rd 7-11 PM EST

Polo on the Waterfront

Sunday, June 7th (11am - 3pm)

Waterfront Park, Louisville

Check out the complete event list at

About Kathy Cary and Lilly's Bistro:

A casual lunch, a hand-crafted cocktail, dinner with friends or a special occasion or any occasion, make Lilly's - A Kentucky Bistro a dining destination. 

Lilly's has led the effort to support our local farmers by using products grown within a short distance of their restaurant. Organic vegetables. Free-range beef. Kentucky Proud Beef. Artisan cheeses. It's their mission to provide an unparalleled dining experience - one that reflects the original flavors of the Bluegrass state.  Menu's are centered around seasonal ingredients that are readily available from local farmers, so menus will change every 2-3 weeks.

Lilly's Bistro 

1147 Bardstown Rd.

Louisville, Kentucky 

(502) 451-0447

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