The world’s finest dry-cured hams will be the main attraction at The Brown Hotel on Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. when Col. Bill Newsom’s Aged Kentucky Country Ham and The English Grill present a one-of-a-kind, five-course dinner with cocktail pairings. Executive chef Laurent Geroli will highlight smokehouse aged country ham, bacon, sausage and prosciutto in a gourmet meal infused with Kentucky bourbon.
Nancy Newsom Mahaffey, “the Ham Lady” and current owner-operator of Col. Bill Newsom’s Aged Kentucky Country Ham, will share the story of her grandfather’s 95-year-old, family-operated ham business at the event. The company gained notoriety as a favorite of the late Chef James Beard. Mahaffey will talk about the "lost art" of artisanal ham curing and explain how she uses a 300-year-old process to hand craft country delicacies at her Princeton, Ky., farm.
The dinner is $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For more information or to make reservations, please call The Brown Hotel at 502-583-1234.
The menu includes:
Savory Bourbon Waffle with Newsom’s Smoked Cured Bacon Jam and Bourbon Eggnog
Newsom’s Smoked Sausage Po’ Boy with Pumpkin-Bourbon Mustard
Seared Grouper with Newsom’s Aged Country Ham Brown Butter, Whipped Parsnips and Honey-Bourbon Carrots
Seared Filet Mignon with Truffled Cauliflower Puree, Fig Jam and Newsom’s Dry Aged Prosciutto
Newsom’s Smoked Cured Bacon-Chocolate Soufflé with Bourbon Anglaise