September is totally Louisville’s month. Skeptical? Allow me to present two pieces of evidence:
1. September is Bourbon Heritage Month
Where else would you want to be to celebrate such a glorious occasion? I’m sure I’ll hear about other Bourbon Heritage Month events but 21c and Proof have some good stuff happening so let me go ahead and share that:
The “Just Add Bourbon” Package offers 21c hotel guests an opportunity to soak up Louisville’s Bourbon scene. The package includes a one night stay, two cocktails at the Proof on Main bar, passports to Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail, and breakfast for two at Proof on Main. Reservations can be made by calling 502.216.5300 or visiting http://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/louisville/stay/packages/.
Proof on Main, a founding member of the Urban Bourbon Trail, will host two dinners allowing diners to get up close and personal with the people behind the Bourbon. The first with Master Distiller Chris Morris of Woodford Reserve will take place on September 6, and the second with Buffalo Trace’s Lead Chemist Drew Mayville on September 27. The dinners will be limited to 24 people and will be held in Proof’s private dining room. Executive chef Levon Wallace will create a three course menu for each event paired with the distilleries’ Bourbons. Events begin at 7:00 pm with an opening reception of hors d’oeuvre and a special cocktail. Tickets are $85 and can be reserved by calling 502.217.6360.
During the entire month of September, Proof on Main will also feature an all Bourbon cocktail menu. Cocktails will feature fresh ingredients and house made syrups and bitters and will include classics as well as Proof’s own twist on traditional Bourbon libations.
2. September brings IdeaFestival
Do you have your IdeaFest tickets yet? Cause this year’s fest is going to be so, so good. With topics like “How the Hippies Saved Physics” and “How Emotion Data Will Reshape Healthcare” and Baratunde Thurston teaching us all “How To Be Black” it’s going to be a thought provoking few days.
In addition to those two big themes there are lots of cool individual events happening during September, not least of which is Park(ing) Day on Friday September 21. Oh and there’s Actors Theatre’s new performance of Romeo and Juliet opening in September.
Also, I’ve submitted Menu and Hours to Apple and it *should* be approved soon which means it will go on sale in September. So, September? Totally Louisville’s month.