Last week we made our way to Louisville, KY for the Kentucky Derby. Our Derby Week kicked off on a high note with one of our best dining experiences to date. Ten Tables Louisville is a must have dining experience for the foodie or food lover. Eating at Ten Tables is worth the effort and we recommend it highly… if you can get in!
The concept behind Ten Tables is simple; three young and talented chefs from three different restaurants in Louisville, KY (Roux, Rumplings, and Loop 22) get together for a “pop up” concept for 40 people (or ten tables of four). The location varies as does the cuisine and concept. The way you get a reservation is by submitting to a lottery system on their Facebook Page and hoping your name gets drawn. Luckily Debbie’s cousin had been to one of the “pop ups” before and had a line on the Ten Tables Louisville, KY themed event. Our night (as they all do) started at the bar…
Ten Tables Louisville
Landing in Louisville, KY we found perfect weather waiting for us! A quick drive to The Highlands (and on to Bardstown Road), we met everyone at Roux, which is a New Orleans influenced restaurant owned by Dustin Staggers, one of the three chefs hosting Ten Tables. Most of Debbie’s family was there already warming the bar up for us when we arrived.That night’s Ten Tables experience had a specialty cocktail menu (below) designed just for the evening and playing on the Kentucky theme. I dove in head first trying their version of a Sazerac which is one of my favorite Bourbon drinks. This cocktail did not disappoint and excited me for the meal ahead. I believe the bartender pictured above is Reina Shannon who helped put the cocktail menu together and paired the wines with our dinner courses.