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    If anyone needs a reason for going to any future IdeaFestival held in Louisville I can provide one. In addition to all of the amazing speakers that I got to enjoy, there was the event called "Taste of Innovation". It was held Thursday night at The Galt House and the theme was "Think Global, Eat Local".  Below is a list of participants courtesy of the IdeaFestival and all I can say is yummmm!!! I sampled just about everything and I have to add, "Thank God for Rooibee Red Tea" since I'm pregnant and everyother offered beverage I could find had alcohol in it.


    2010 Participating Restaurants

    Bourbon's Bistro - Chef Michael Crouch
    Braised Pork Belly with a Roasted Fig Port Syrup

    Brownings Brewery & Restaurant - Anoosh Shariat
    Goat Cheese Tartlette with Mango Chutney

    Chef' Nancy's Kids Club - Chef Nancy Russman
    Brain Food and Worms & Ants in the Grass

    Crush/Crushed Ice Events
    Slow braised pork shoulder simmered with forbidden black rice seasoned with
    ginger, lemon grass and lime.

    Grasshopper Distributors - Ivor Chodkowski

    Kern's Kitchen, Inc.
    DERBY-PIE® chocolate nut pie & Golden Pecan pie. 

    Maker's Mark Lounge - Executive Chef Raymon Ramirez
    Hot & Sour Cheesecake - Chipotle, lime and goat cheese cake with a bourbon honey glaze.

    Meridian Cafe
    French Toast Casserole topped three ways

    Myan Cafe - Chef Bruce Ucan
    Empanadas filled with tox-sel lima beans & Capriole goat cheese, drizzled with a green mole sauce

    The Oakroom - Chef Matt Durham
    Duck confit truffle Mac-n-Cheese
    Rivue Restaurant & Lounge - Chef Brian Riddle
    Bamboo infused short grain rice with Mango Roe and Soy Foam

    Shalimar Indian Restaurant - Chef Kartar Singh
    Basmati Rice cooled with Cumin Seeds, Chicken Tikka Masala - chicken cooked in tomato and butter sauce and Saag Paneer - spinach with homemade cottage cheese

    Slow Food USA

    Vincenzo's - Chef Augustino Gabrielle

    Volare - Chef Joshua Moore
    Savory cheesecake with Lobster & Tarragon Gelee

    The White Oak Restaurant
    Blackened Shrimp & Grits


    2010 Beverage / Spirit Participants

    Alltech's Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company
    Kentucky Light (Kolsch), Kentucky Ale & Kentucky Bourobn Barrel Ale

    Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
    Shock Top draft, Land Shark Draft, and Stella Artois draft

    Bluegrass Brewing Company
    Bourbon Barrel Stout and American Pale Ale

    Dumante Verdenoce Liqueur
    Dumante & Dumante Cocktail

    Frozen De'Lites
    Forzen margaritas with El Jimador tequila

    Java Brewing Company

    Jefferson Reserve Bourbon

    Republic National Distributing Company
    Chambord Black Raspberry Vodka, Jekel Pinot Noir, Bonterra Reisling, Bonterra Chardonnay, Chambord and Woodford Reserve


    Rooibee Red Tea

     

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