Bourbon & Food Pairing Experience on The Bourbon Belle

Featuring Chef Ouita Michel

Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023 | 2 p.m.

Climb aboard The Bourbon Belle tour boat for an unforgettable excursion on the historic Kentucky River in Frankfort, Ky, and enjoy a special tasting experience with Ouita Michel, restaurateur and one of Kentucky’s most celebrated chefs.

Along with her family of restaurants in Central Kentucky and award-winning culinary artistry, Chef Michel is also recognized for her expertise in matching flavor profiles. During this one-of-a-kind event, Chef Michel will lead guests in a unique exploration of food and bourbon pairings for a greater appreciation of Kentucky’s native spirit as a cuisine complement.

O.H. Ingram River Aged Master Blender Scott Beyer will also be on site to present a spectacular lineup of craft whiskeys.

Prepare your palates and reserve a spot now!

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This event is limited to 36 people. Attendees will receive a complimentary tasting glass, bourbon tastings, and several bite-sized food samples. This is not a meal. Light appetizers and bourbon to follow pairing experience.

Proceeds from this event will support FoodChain in Lexington, Ky., along with Bourbon on the Banks beneficiaries.

Ouita Michel

Ouita Michel is an eight-time James Beard Foundation Award nominee, including nominations for Outstanding Restaurateur and Best Chef Southeast. Michel and her restaurants are regularly featured in local and national media, such as the New York Times, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Food Network, and the Cooking Channel. She was a guest judge on Bravo’s Top Chef series. She lives in Midway, Kentucky, where she oversees her newest venture, Holly Hill, a lifestyle brand that celebrates farmers and agriculture, culinary traditions old and new, chefs and local talent—and the bonds that unite them to cultivate a true sense of community. She’s also the host of the new video series, Up Home with Ouita Michel.


Scott Beyer, Master Blender

Beyer is the master blender of O.H. Ingram River Aged and has never shied away from the challenge of creating a great product. He is fascinated by the countless ways to make a whiskey uniquely modern and believes that each bottle has a story.

Beyer previously served as director of sales and operations for O.H. Ingram River Aged, and he has been involved in all aspects of the business since 2020. His prior experience includes Greenbrier Distillery where he developed his fondness and passion for the spirits industry.

Contact Happy Trails to transport you to and from the event, keeping you and everyone else as safe as possible.

Now taking reservations! (advanced reservations are not required but highly suggested).