Gather AroundOur Table

Bluegrass, horses
and bourbonare only the beginning.

Thundering hooves race toward a photo finish. Oak barrels age pure limestone water into American treasure. Fiddles and mandolins transform heritage into art. These are Kentucky headlines—stories told and retold, never growing old. Yet, there are many more pages to Kentucky. Stories of passion, innovation, and spirit. Stories of legends and the soon-to-be. Stories shared around tables filled with the tastes of Kentucky. Stories we invite you to experience. Stories that make memories and become a part of you.

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meet ourkentucky chefs

Kentucky is full of creative and talented chefs who love sharing the state’s rich culinary history by preserving age-old recipes and offering modern takes on the classics – always with mouthwatering results. Come gather around the table to hear their stories, see them in action and learn why they believe food just tastes Better in the Bluegrass.

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enjoy ourbluegrass recipes

From spicy goetta sausage and beer cheese to bubbling burgoo and bourbon balls, Kentucky’s talented chefs serve up an authentic taste of the Bluegrass at restaurants across the state. We snagged recipes from some of the best and created a series of videos showing you how to make them at home. So tie on your apron, grab a pan and you’ll be creating your own Bluegrass favorites in no time!

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Kentucky State Parks Culinary Passport

Savor the Flavors of theKentucky
State Parks
Culinary Trail

Restaurants at nine Kentucky State Parks are offering a special regional meal celebrating the traditional dishes and culinary heritage of our state. Pick up a Culinary Passport and sample all of these unique flavors. Once your passport is stamped at all nine parks, you’ll receive a free gift!

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become aproud partner

The Better in the Bluegrass badge is more than just a symbol. It tells our visitors that a restaurant delivers an authentic Kentucky culinary experience. If you’re a chef interested in showcasing why it’s truly Better in the Bluegrass, fill out an application to become a Better in the Bluegrass partner.

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Kentucky Official Visitor's Guide

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