Bardstown Bourbon Company has reopened its full-service restaurant, with major changes to both its name and menu. The Kitchen & Bar reopened on Friday, July 10, initially with limited hours, but will resume regularly scheduled service from Wednesday, July 15. The team at Bardstown have taken precautions to adhere to social distancing regulations, running at 50 per cent capacity, with distanced tables, outdoor seating and state-mandated cleaning procedures.
“We wanted to be thoughtful in our approach when it came to reopening the restaurant,” said vice president of hospitality, Dan Callaway. “I’m proud of how our hospitality program took this unprecedented downtime to research, innovate, improve and release a great new menu as we move forward in a new direction.”
Diners can also expect to see fresh new faces throughout the restaurant, including executive chef, James-Stuart “Stu” Plush and beverage director, Brandon “Habi” Habenstein. Chef Stu is new to Bardstown Bourbon Company, while Habi previously served as national brand ambassador.
“Bardstown Bourbon Company’s goal has always been to create a modern Bourbon experience in the first Napa-valley style destination on the Bourbon trail, and our new menu reflects that,” said chef Stu. “The lineup is full of contemporary takes on classic Kentucky dishes.”
The distillery and culinary collaboration extend to behind the bar, with a modernized cocktail menu that hits the spot, just in time for summer.
Guests can expect fresh ingredients, sustainable methods and a twist on old favorites, like a peachy mint julep, boozy slushies and the Ship Shape – a Bourbon cocktail served on a smoked Bardstown Bourbon Company barrel stave. The popular barrel-aged cocktails remain, along with a curated beer and wine list.
For more information, or to make reservations, call (502) 233-4769 or visit bardstownbourbon.com.