EVENTS

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 15, we will embark on our fourth-annual Delectable Distillery Tour, an exclusive bourbon dinner and walking tour through the distillery.

Entrees and cocktails will be cooked with and inspired by Maker’s™, Maker’s 46®, Maker’s Mark® Cask Strength and Maker’s Mark® Private Select.

These local award-winning chefs and bartenders will be transforming the distillery into a delectable dinner to remember:

Chefs

Corbett’s – Dean Corbett

Volare – Josh Moore

Brooklyn and the Butcher – Rob Temple

Porcini – John Plymale

Marketplace Restaurant @ Theater Square – Dallas McGarity

Bartenders

Butchertown Grocery – Hunter Radliff

Martini Italian Bistro – Jason Stark

Harvest – Jason Cobler

Bourbons Bistro – Jeff Shaw

 

Tickets for this five-course meal with cocktail pairings and a commemorative bottle are $130 – or $150-160 with transportation from Bardstown or Louisville respectively.

Purchase Tickets

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Previous Events

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You are invited to spend a lovely summer afternoon with us as we celebrate the talent and diversity of
Louisville’s Independent Restaurants.

Sunday July 10, 2016
The Olmsted
3701 Frankfort Ave
1PM-4PM

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A few of our participating Restaurants

Anoosh Bistro
Bourbon’s Bistro
Brasserie Provence
The Bristol Bar and Grille
Butchertown Grocery
Cadillac Coffee
Coal’s Artisan Pizza
The Comfy Cow
Commonwealth Tap
DiFabio’s Casapela
Equus/Jack’s Lounge
Gary’s on Spring
Gospel Bird
Harvest
The Hub
Jack Fry’s
Joella’s Hot Chicken
Louvino
Martini Italian Bistro
Science Hill Inn
Selena’s
Seviche
The Silver Dollar
Tony Boombazz
The Uptown Cafe
Varanese
Volare
Ward 426

You will enjoy

Tastings from over 30 of Louisville’s top chefs
Samplings of delicious adult beverages
Our very popular Silent Auction
Entertainment from the Robbie Bartlett Duo

and
Presentation of The Corbett Award
(For service to the Restaurant community)
All in all, a delicious and fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon. See you at the Olmsted!

Tickets:

$40 in advance

$45 at the door

Purchase Tickets

2016
Dine Around for
APRON

 

Wednesday, February 3

To support the mission of APRON Inc dine at any of the
following establishments on Feb. 3, 2016

Chef Ellen Gill McCarty, Science Hill Inn states, “I am so excited to participate in another great APRON fundraising event – Dine-Around not only allows you to eat at some great restaurants, but you also get to help support a great organization which helps so many in the hospitality industry… I should know firsthand since APRON helped me in 2014 after being diagnosed ovarian cancer, I was overwhelmed with financial difficulties, their support help ease the stress! Please come and dine on February 3 and make this Dine-Around a success.”

2016 Dine Around Restaurants

 

America.The Diner.
Anoosh Bistro
Artesano Vino Tapas Y Mas
Bistro 301
Bistro 1860
Bristol Bar & Grille (All Locations)
Bourbons Bistro
Brasserie Provence
Cafe Lou Lou (Highlands & St. Matthews)
Citizen 7
Coals Artisan Pizza
Corbett’s
Decca
Dish on Market
Equus/Jack’s
El Mundo
El Taco Luchador
Epic Sammich Co.
The Exchange Pub + Kitchen
Feast BBQ
Grind Burger Kitchen
Gary’s on Spring
Guacamole
Harvest
The Hub
The Irish Rover

Jack Fry’s
Joella’s Hot Chicken
Karem’s Grill and Pub
La Chasse
Lilly’s
Loui Loui’s
Louvino
Marketplace Restaurant
Martini Italian Bistro
Mercato Italiano
The Monkey Wrench
Mussel & Burger Bar 1 & 2
Porcini
Roux
Royals Hot Chicken
Selena’s at Willow Lake
Seviche
Science Hill Inn
Shady Lane Café
Steve-O’s Italian Kitchen
Tea Station Chinese Bistro
The Uptown Cafe
Varanese
Verbena Café
Vincenzo’s
Volare

And more to come…

 


 

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 Delectable Distillery Tour 2015

Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month at the National Historic Landmark Maker’s Mark Distillery. Join us for an exclusive walking bourbon dinner tour through the entire distillery featuring entrees and cocktails cooked with and inspired by Maker’s™ and Maker’s 46®. Tickets are limited, please go to the – Registration Page.

When

Thursday September 17, 2015 from 5:40 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Where

Maker’s Mark Distillery
3350 Burke’s Spring Road
Loretto, KY 40037

Bus transportation from Louisville will be available for the 7:40 PM and 8:00 PM tours.


 

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A Taste of Independents

When

Sunday July 12, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Where

The Olmsted

3701 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40207

Event Address Map Driving Directions 

Contact

Gary Fox
APRON, Inc.
502-220-4800
garyf@aproninc.org

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Join us on Sunday July 12 1-4 PM
For our annual fundraiser- this year it’s

A Taste of Independents

Where we will shine a spotlight on the immense talent and innovation of  Louisville’s Independent Chefs and Owners.

The afternoon will include:

Tastings from some of Louisville’s top chefs
Samplings of delicious adult beverages
Presentation of The Corbett Award
(For service to the Restaurant community)
Entertainment from the Robbie Bartlett Duo
Our very popular Silent Auction

All in all, a delicious and fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

See you at the Olmsted!

Participating Restaurants

Anoosh Bistro

Artesano

Bistro 1860

Bourbon’s Bistro

Brasserie Provence

The Bristol

Dish on Market

Equus/Jack’s Lounge

Feast

Gary’s on Spring

Haymarket Whiskey Bar

Heine Bros. Coffee

Loui Loui’s

Mark’s Feedstore

Marketplace@ Theater Square

Martini Italian Bistro

Mastersons Catering & The Olmsted

Molly Malone’s

Napa River Grill

Porcini

Roux

Selena’s

Seviche

St. Charles Exchange

Uptown Cafe

Varanese

Volare Italian Ristorante

Ward 426

And more to come

This is an over 21 event

Tickets only $40
$45 at the door

Register Now!


IT’S JULEP TIME!!!

APRON Inc and Maker’s Mark have partnered to offer you a beautiful pewter Julep Cup to take home when you order a specially priced Julep or other Marker’s Cocktail at these participating establishments.
And the best part of this is that every Julep Cup you buy helps APRON Inc to help employees in the
Independent Restaurant Community.
The supplies are limited so come in and enjoy a Julep soon- and Happy Derby!!!


Anoosh Bistro

Bistro 1860

Bourbon’s Bistro

Cena

Down One

Equus/Jack’s Lounge

Varanese

Garage Bar

Harvest

Haymarket Whiskey Bar

Louvino

Martini Italian Bistro

Mussel Burger

Theater Square Marketplace

Volare


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*** Click here for Mark’s Feed Store voucher ****

 

 


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Tickets on sale July 24, 2014

Get tickets

THE DELECTABLE DISTILLERY TOUR at Maker’s Mark Distillery
September 18, 2014

An exclusive walking bourbon dinner tour through the entire distillery featuring entrees and cocktails cooked with and inspired by Maker’s or
Maker’s 46®. Tickets go on sale Thursday, July 24 at 9 am EST.

The featured local award-winning chefs and bartenders of the evening are:

Chefs
Dean Corbett ¬ Corbett¹s
John Plymale ¬ Porcini
Dallas McGarity ¬ Marketplace Restaurant at Theatre Square
Joshua Moore ¬ Volare Italian Ristorante

Bartenders
Joy Perrine ¬ Equus & Jack¹s Lounge
Isaac Fox ¬ Volare Italian Ristorante

Tickets are $100 per person and seating availability will be offered at
the nine times below:

6:00 p.m.
6:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:45 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:45 p.m.
8:00 p.m. ¬ This seating only is $150 ticket per person. Ticket includes
transportation via Mint Julep Tours to and from Louisville, Ky.; departure
is promptly at 6:30 p.m. (EST) and estimated return time is 11:30 p.m.
(EST). Location and details will be provided in follow-up confirmation
email.

Registration will be open beginning at 9 a.m. EST on Thursday July 24.


2nd Annual

DISCO BALL!
Wednesday June 4nd, 2014
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Click here for all the details and to register


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IT’S TIME FOR A JULEP

 

Thanks to our wonderful friends at
Maker’s Mark Distillery between now and Derby Day
you can enjoy a Julep at one of Louisville’s fine
restaurants, get a beautiful pewter Maker’s Mark Julep Cup
and help APRON Inc. at the same time.

More info here


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Events


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Sunday November 3, 2013

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

APRON is throwing a party for everyone who has helped us in the past and those who would like to help us grow into the future.
Join us at Vernon Lanes, throw a few balls, have a libation, and learn how APRON is helping Louisville’s Independent Restaurant workers and what you can do to help.

There is no charge, but you do need to register.

Click here to register.

 


THE DELECTABLE DISTILLERY TOUR

September 19th

An exclusive walking bourbon dinner tour through the entire distillery featuring entrees and cocktails cooked with and inspired by Maker’s™ or Maker’s 46®. Tickets go on sale Wed. August 28 at 11 am EST. Click here to register.

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DISCO BALL!
June 2nd, 2013
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Click here for all the details and to register

 

Dine Out for APRON

Tuesday December 4, 2012

You are going to be hungry on Dec 4th.

You know you are.

 

When you dine out that evening at one of these participating restaurants a portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to APRON, Inc.

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What could be better? A great meal- and a good deed. It’s a night well spent, indeed.

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Please come out on Tues Dec 4th

And help support APRON, Inc.

If you can’t make it out on Dec 4 you can still
DINE OUT for APRON at

Village Anchor on Sunday December 9

Participating Restaurants

  • Baxter Station
  • Bourbons Bistro
  • Cafe Lou Lou (both locations)
  • Dish on Market
  • Doc Crow’s
  • Equus/Jack’s Lounge
  • Gary’s on Spring
  • Guaca Mole
  • Irish Rover
  • Irish Rover Too
  • Lilly’s
  • Majid’s
  • Martini Italian Bistro
  • Molly Malone’s
  • Porcini
  • St. Charles Exchange
  • Selena’s
  • Silver Dollar
  • Uptown Cafe
  • Varanese
  • Volare Ristorante
  • Z’s Oyster Bar and Steakhouse

 


LOUISVILLE, KY (May 9, 2012) – On Sunday, June 3, 2012, APRON, Inc is hosting its first fundraiser.  Put on your favorite flapper dress or zoot suit and step back into the roaring 20’s while enjoying delicious cocktails, savory dishes and desserts from some of Louisville’s top restaurants, including:

 

Against The Grain- Chef Reed Johnson
Asiatique – Chef Peng Looi
Bourbon’s Bistro- Chef Michael Crouch
Equus & Jack’s Lounge- Chef Tavis Rockwell
Louisville Dessert Truck – Chef Leah Stewart
Majid’s- Mixologist Stephan Dennison
Porcini- Tim Coury & Chef John Plymale
Seviche – Chef Anthony Lamas
Science Hill Inn-Chef Ellen Gill-McCarthy
Taco Punk-Chef Gabe Sowder
Theater Square Marketplace-Chef Dallas McGarity
Volare – Chef Joshua Moore
Winston’s – Chefs John Castro & Tyson Long

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 Put on your flapper dress or zoot suit and enjoy delicious cocktails and cuisine from Louisville’s top restaurants, along with silent auction on Sunday, June 3 benefitting APRON, Inc.

With more restaurants signing up to participate every day, Speakeasy Sunday is going to be an event to remember! Several of the participating chefs will be kidnapped during the event and friends and guests will have to pay a ransom to secure their release from captivity.  There will also be an exciting silent auction, which will include items such as an original photograph by Pulitzer Prize-Winning photographer Dan Dry, a Bourbon Cocktail Class for 20 people with “Bad Girl of Bourbon” Joy Perrine, and more! Plus, local artists, including Nick Owens and Nick Baute, have been enlisted to design original artistic aprons for the event which will also be up for auction.  All proceeds will benefit APRON, Inc.

The event will be held from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm on Sunday, June 3rd ,2012 at Theatre Square Marketplace at 651 South 4th Street.  Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased right here on our website.

 Click Here to Purchase Tickets


291 N. Hubbards Lane
Ste. B26-266
Louisville, KY 40207

Phone: (502)220-4800
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