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Farm to Feast

Garden & Gun readers from the Washington, D.C., area and beyond gathered at the historic Tudor Place on Friday, November 3, for a night celebrating Lexington, Kentucky. The festive evening began with Woodford Reserve bourbon tasting, cocktails, Country Boy brews, and bluegrass music by Gallatin Canyon. Renowned chef Ouita Michel delighted guests with a Lexington-inspired seated dinner using many ingredients from Kentucky.

 

Special thanks to:

Country Boy Brewing

Ouita Michel

Sweet Root Village

Tudor Place

VisitLex

Woodford Reserve

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G&G readers gather to celebrate Lexington, Kentucky, at Tudor Place historic house and gardens in Washington, D.C.

photo: Lisa Ziesing

VisitLex president Mary Quinn Ramer toasts Lexington with Jeff Fugate.

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The Lexington Apple Spritzer: Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select bourbon, Cardamaro, apple bitters, hard apple cider, and a lemon twist for garnish.

photo: Lisa Ziesing

From left: G&G executive managing editor Phillip Rhodes, Clay Dunnan, and Jana Robinson.

photo: Lisa Ziesing

Lexington chef Ouita Michel (center) poses with guests during cocktail hour.

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Gallatin Canyon performs bluegrass music.

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Somarat Rakarom and Charles Carson pose before heading to the Tudor Place South Lawn for dinner.

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Guests experience the flavors of Woodford Reserve bourbons.

photo: Lisa Ziesing

Attendees have the opportunity to walk through the main Tudor Place mansion as they head to dinner.

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The event is designed by Susan Gage Caterers, and the tables are set with florals provided by Sweet Root Village.

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Phillip Rhodes welcomes guests and offers a toast to Lexington, Kentucky.

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From left: Will Coffman, Whitney VanMeter, Rick VanMeter, and Katie Coffman enjoy a dinner menu created by chef Ouita Michel.

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In honor of Lexington, the dessert for the evening is Mary Todd Lincoln Cake with orange confit paired with Woodford Reserve Double Oaked bourbon.

photo: Lisa Ziesing

The Lexington-themed dinner is hosted in front of the Tudor Place mansion.

photo: Lisa Ziesing