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Canal House Cooking is back again!

…and this time to throw a FIESTat Maker’s Mark!


Some of you recently tasted the delightful nibbles that my friends, Christopher Hirshiemer and Melissa Hamilton of Canal House Cooking, put together for the LIFE+STYLE event cocktail party here at Botherum. Well, if you can’t get enough of their amazing food (or if you somehow missed the party!) you have another chance.

Canal House & Maker’s Mark Distillery are putting on 2 events later this month that Momma, my brother Buzz, Dale and I are looking forward to attending. They have brought in the incredible award-winning chef, Rick Bayless, to Kentucky with a dinner Friday night and a fiesta on Saturday that you won’t want to miss! Hope to see you there!

Read on for more details…

Friday, July 24th 5:30pm

Maker’s Mark Distillery, Loretto, Kentucky

Six-time James Beard Award winner and host of the long-running TV show “Mexico: One Plate at a Time”, Rick Bayless, chef/owner of Chicago’s Frontera Grill and Topolobampo, will be honored at a very special dinner at the Maker’s Mark Distillery, featuring the wonderful flavors of Mexico.Sip Maker’s Mark-erita cocktails on the Terrace overlooking the Distillery grounds while Lexington’s own Tee Dee Young and his Band pay homage to Chicago blues, Kentucky style.

Join us for a singular dining experience when authentic Mexican food meets authentic Kentucky bourbon. Each guest will receive a complimentary autographed copy of More Mexican Everyday (Norton, 2015) with dinner.


Maker’s Mark-erita
Agua Fresca

Hors d’oeuvres

Bite-Size Chipotle Meatballs
Grilled Tostados with Bacon-Avocado Mayo and Tomatoes
Pickled Tomatillo Salad with Pumpkin Seeds in Little Gem Lettuces
Empanadas de Mole Amarillo
Picadillo-Stuffed Jalapeños

Tasting Menu

Chorizo and Potato Stuffed Ancho Chiles

Golden Squash Blossom Soup

Spicy Mushroom Tamales

Grilled Salmon with Escabeche

Roast Duck with Oaxacan Black Mole

Maker’s Mark & Dulce de Leche Ice Cream (from The Bent Spoon)
Mexican Chocolate Truffles

$200.00 per person


For more info or to buy tickets:


Saturday, July 25th 3:30 – 7:30

Maker’s Mark Distillery, Loretto, Kentucky


FIESTAMexican Food + Fun Festival on the Grounds
with Celebrity Chef Rick Bayless 


Who wouldn’t love a Mexican fiesta in the heart of Kentucky? Great food. Live music. Join us Saturday on the beautiful grounds at the historic Maker’s Mark Distillery for a delicious, fun-filled afternoon and an opportunity to meet our honored guest, TV personality and Mexican cooking authority, master-chef Rick Bayless, who will be signing his wonderful new cookbook, More Mexican Every Day (Norton, 2015).

Anyone who enjoys authentic Mexican flavors like tacos filled with slow-smoked pork with ancho barbecue sauce, grilled corn on the cob with chile mayonnaise rolled in queso, bright shrimp ceviche, and refreshing watermelon agua fresca, will get their fill. Stretch out on the grass, or get up and dance while the live Mariachi band plays on. Enjoy a cone of the best-tasting dulce de leche ice cream in the world. Ever had a margarita made with Maker’s Mark? Here’s your chance. How about donning a sombrero and capturing yourself with the latest photo booth experience?

Grab a friend. Bring your family. You won’t want to miss out on this unique experience at Maker’s Mark—a place that always feels like home!

$30 per person
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