I firmly believe in certain things in life. Like the power of positive associations. I’m talking about Girl Scout Cookies. Instant nostalgia and affectionate memories of your childhood. On-the-spot scrumptiousness. It is prime time season right now for all of your favorite cookie luxuries. Everyone has a most desired Girl Scout Cookie. Personally? I’m all about the Samoas. Chocolate, caramel, and coconut coalesce for herculean tastiness. Tagalongs with the flawless combination of chocolate embracing peanut butter with a mouth-watering cookie crunch come at quite a close second. Really, is there a Girl Scout Cookie that I would say no to? I am not sure one exists. Bring on the Thin Mints. (Yes, please.)
Some of us are all grown up now and aren’t little kids anxiously waiting to smuggle a Girl Scout Cookie, swinging along in our navy lunch boxes. Now, we are adults who need the excuse of wanting to help out adorable children in order to get our evocatively tantalizing cookie fix. Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana understands us. They know our thinly veiled yearnings. Thus, they have provided Louisville with the 8th Annual Desserts First, with the caption, “Girl Scout Cookies…All Grown Up.”
On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, everyone’s youthful daydream will be brought to life in the foodie-est of fashions. If you didn’t already know, Louisville is booming right now for all the connoisseurs of delectable eats and treats. This event hits right in the sweet spot (pun intended) and will have you on cloud nine, which is where the heavens store all the Samoas. Prepare for a legit gourmet assortment of Louisville’s finest cuisine, lip-smacking appetizers, and specialty beverages, all created with staggeringly flavorsome Girl Scout Cookies. I’ll let you process this pinch-me-I-still-think-I’m-dreaming moment. Is this real life? I assure you, it is when you live in our fair city.
The theme for the 8th edition of this fabulous carnival of memories and present-day palatability is “The Science of Cooking,” (in honor of the Girl Scout Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math initiative). So you can only imagine what kinds of cool cookie creations our local twenty-eight chefs will be brewing in their culinary labs. It’s the most alluring kind of hands-on science in expert hands.
The popular participators we all know and love that partook in last year’s event include:
- The Comfy Cow (my ice cream bestie for life)
- john conti Coffee
- KT’s & Austin’s
- The Melting Pot (fondue meets Girl Scout Cookies…they had me at hello)
- KCTC Culinary Arts Program
- Bill’s Famous Spreads
Welcome newcomers ready to wow us with their Girl Scout Cookie scientific brilliance include such contenders as:
- The Oakroom at the Seelbach Hilton Louisville
- The Monkey Wrench
- RedHot Roasters
- The Chocolate Bar
- Jack Knife Cafe
And what kind of adult fiesta would it be without a cash bar? Basically, I am totally there.
Super fun fact: Up until noon on Tuesday, February 25th, there is a ridiculously awesome deal for admission price. Please seize the buy-one-get-one-free option while you still can! Go with a date, a friend, a close relative, anyone who appreciates desserts, so you can get a normally $50.00 ticket for just $25.00. You can always split the cost between the two of you. Either way, it is always a win to get Girl Scout fancy for less money. Tickets are also available at the door, but at the regular price of $50.00.
If you want to go corporate style, tables of ten are available for $1,000 with special benefits as part of the package deal.
Go to www.gskentuckiana.org to make a reservation, or call Girl Scouts at 502-716-7233 to book a reservation. Take a trip down memory lane without needing Doc’s DeLorean. Savor science.
All of the funds raised benefit Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana. You can treat yourself while knowing you are helping over 23,000 girls achieve significant dreams and goals.
Top Photo: Courtesy of Shutterstock/Gordon Bell; Second Photo: Courtesy of Shutterstock/Constantine Pankin; Third Photo: Courtesy of Shutterstock/ REDAV; Fourth Photo: Courtesy of Shutterstock/rcpsi; Fifth Photo: Courtesy of Shutterstock/Anna Hoychuk; Bottom Photo: Courtesy of Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana