Experience a spectacular view of the nation’s largest fireworks show at the Jeffersonville Bristol Bar & Grille on Saturday, April 20. Reservations are now available for the restaurant’s 6th Annual Thunder Over Louisville party. Offering a phenomenal view of the Louisville skyline, crowd-pleasing dishes from the gourmet buffet and reserved seating, the Bristol Jeffersonville has emerged as the best place in the city to experience the annual kickoff event of the Kentucky Derby Festival. The restaurant, located at 700 West Riverside Drive, is taking reservations with a credit card guarantee at 812-218-1995.
Guests may arrive beginning at 3 p.m., just in time to catch the launch of the air show before the appetizer buffet begins at 4 p.m. Dinner is served from 6 to 8:30 p.m., followed by a dessert and coffee station from 8:30 until 11 p.m. The fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. Guests making reservations must purchase the entire table. The price is $180 per seat, with $170 per seat at the patio tables. Limited view tables and bar stools are priced at $130 per seat. The price includes the buffet, iced tea, coffee, soft drinks and sales tax. Alcohol, gratuity and parking are not included. Guests will receive wristbands so they can come and go as they please.
The buffet menu for the Jeffersonville Bristol’s Thunder Over Louisville party includes:
Appetizers 4-8:30 p.m.
Oysters on the half shell, steamed shrimp, seaweed salad, mussels and smoked salmon
Hot Station - green chili wontons, artichoke fritters, a variety of the Chef’s hot appetizers
Cold Station - fruit, cheese and crudités with vanilla yogurt and ranch dipping sauces
Dinner Buffet 6-8:30 p.m.
Country Station - fried chicken, greens, coleslaw, country style green beans and cornbread
Steakhouse Station - carved Prime Rib with au jus, horseradish, Henry Bain sauce and yeast rolls. Asparagus with hollandaise, baked potato bar, iceberg wedge salad, mushrooms and pommes frites
Dessert - individual dessert platters for each table, an assortment of cookies, cheesecake, chocolate-covered strawberries, cakes and brownies
Coffee Station 8:30 to 11 p.m.
Split vanilla beans, sugar cubes, candied lemon zest, candied orange zest, chocolate, cinnamon sticks and assorted syrups
Thunder buffet includes coffee, iced tea and soft drinks.
Menu is subject to change.