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6:00 PM18:00

Derby 2018 At Lilly's Bistro

Four Course Dinner With Options Per Course

$100 Per Person

(Please no splitting or substitutions)




Rivercrest Asparagus Salad

Kentucky Tomme Cheese, Soft Boiled Egg, Fried Black Olives, Red Wine Vinaigrette, Truffle Oil


Grateful Greens Bibb Salad

Fromage d’Affinois, Sundried Cherries, Strawberries, Buffalo Trace Vinaigrette, Candied Pecans


Lump Crab Bisque

Crème Fraiche, Caviar, Herbs


“J. L.’s “Chilled Shrimp Salad

 Coconut Curry ,Wonton Strips, Romaine Lettuce, Mango Salsa




Seafood Pot Pie

Puff Pastry, Crispy Kale


 Verlasso Salmon Poke

Crispy Wontons, Sriracha Aioli, Sweet Chili-Pineapple Relish, Baby Pea Shoots


Preacher Ham Beignets

Bourbon Mustard Cream, Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheddar


Fried Prayer Mountain Mushroom Ravioli

Tomato Jam, Goat Cheese, Micro Greens




Pan-Seared Alaskan Halibut

Ramp Risotto, Pine Nut Gremolata, Smoked Paprika Beurre Blanc


Creekstone Beef Filet*

Rosemary-Parmesan Potato Gratin, Grilled Asparagus, Bernaise


Maple Leaf Farm’s Duck Breast

Loaded Grits, Papadum, Crispy Pork Belly, Orange – Anise Sauce


Stonecross Pork Tenderloin

Beef & Pork Bolognese, Corn Pudding, Tossed Baby Kale, Parmesan





Bourbon Ball Ice Cream

Double Chocolate Cookie


Filly Pie

Bourbon Anglaise


Dulce De Leche Chocolate Roulade

Costa Rican Espresso Sauce



*Consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry, seafood, or eggs may increase the risk of food borne related illness

Chef/Owner – Kathy Cary       Chef de Cuisine – Allen Grimm   Pastry Chef – Amineh Elsherif      Assistant Pastry Chef – Victoria Jump

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Italian Prix Fixe Dinner: Celebration of Guest Chef Nicola Dini
6:00 PM18:00

Italian Prix Fixe Dinner: Celebration of Guest Chef Nicola Dini

February 25, 2017

Italian Prix Fixe Dinner

Celebration of Guest Chef Nicola Dini

$60 Per Person

$20 Optional Wine & Bourbon Pairing





Fried Pizza

Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Basil


Mini Old Hat Company Meatballs

Parmesan, Lemon Zest, Thyme, Besciamelle, Fresh Herbs



Eggplant, Zucchini, Olives, Bell Peppers, Onion, Pine Nuts, Raisons


House-made Italian Sausage Arancini

Pecorino, Black Pepper


Chicken Liver Pate Bruschetta

Carrot, Onion, Celery, White Wine, Parmesan, Fresh Herbs


***Suggested Wine Pairing: Le Siepi di San Giovanni, Pignoletto ***



First Course


Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli

Butter Sauce, Nutmeg


Lasagne Ragu

Rivercrest Ground Beef, Stonecross Pork, Mirepoix, Fresh Herbs, Parmesan, Red Wine, Tomato Sauce


***Suggested Wine Pairing: Ciacci Piccolomini D’Aragona, Toscana Rosso***


Second Course


Veal Rovellina

Chive Mashed Potatoes, Sauteed Spinach, Tomato Caper Sauce


***Suggested Wine Pairing:  Tenuta Sassoregle, Sangjovese***


Third Course




***Suggested Bourbon Pairing: Eagle Rare***



*Consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry, seafood, or eggs may increase the risk of food borne related illness

Chef/Owner – Kathy Cary         Chef De Cuisine- Allen Grimm      Pastry Chef – Amineh Elsherif


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Costa Rican Wine Dinner
6:00 PM18:00

Costa Rican Wine Dinner

Costa Rican Wine Dinner

February 23, 2017

Doors Open At 6:00,

Dinner Starts At 6:30

$60 Per Person


Vegetable Empanadas

Sweet Chili Slaw, Avocado Salsa


Latin American Duo

Rock Shrimp Ceviche-  Fried Plantains, Tequila Mango Salsa

Chili Relleno-  Queso Fresca, Crushed Tomato-Garlic, Fresh Cilantro

Torres Las Mulas Sauvignon Blanc


Curried Chicken With Coconut Milk

Hearts of Palm, Slow Cooked Black Beans & Rice, Grilled Pineapple

Casilero del Diablo Chardonnay


Guajillo Braised Short Ribs

Broadbent Bacon Polenta, Roasted Pazole, Quinoa-Radish Slaw, Smoked Chili Jus

Trapiche Broquel Malbec


Dulce de Leche-Chocolate Rolade

Costa Rican Espresso Cacau Sauce

Privada Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

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APRON Benefit Dinner
5:00 PM17:00

APRON Benefit Dinner

On Wednesday, February 8th, we will be participating in "Dine Around for Apron, Inc." A percentage of sales will be donated to APRON, a non-profit organization that specializes in providing financial relief to food and beverage industry employee's who work at locally owned establishments and who are experiencing financial distress due to illness, injury or other issues. 

For more information, please visit:

Wonderful small plates and select half priced bottles of wine will be available at dinner with live jazz music by guest artist Carly Johnson.




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11:00 AM11:00


Launch Bloom Elementary School Students into Space! 

A percentage of proceeds from lunch and dinner will be donated by Lilly's Bistro to fund the portable planetarium at Bloom Elementary where students will go on a virtual trip through space! 



Star Fruit Salad- Earth Greens, Pomegranate, Cosmic Raisins & Sunset Vinaigrette

Red Planet Trout- Root Vegetable Crater, Millennium Balsamico, Vegetable Cosmic Debris

Rings of Saturn Donut



Heavenly Lobster Bisque- Blackstar Dust


 Portobella Planet Soup- Flying Goat Cheese Croutons

Braised Meteorite Short Ribs- Moonlight Polenta, Roasted Root Vegetables 

Milky Way Galaxy Panacotta



Milky Way- vanilla vodka, creme de cacao, bourbon cream

Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster- gin, dry vermouth, honey, lemon, bergamot bitters

Bill Nye, The Science Rye- rye, apple-sage syrup, angostura bitters

Interweller- w.l. weller, sweet vermouth, toasted pecan bitters

Edwin- prosecco, creme de violette, lemon

Two Thousand & Rum, A Drunk Odyssey- myers dark rum, sour, malbec

Laika- copper & kings brandy, benedictine, black walnut bitters

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Fifty Shades of Portland: 6 day Adventure with Kathy Cary
to Sep 18

Fifty Shades of Portland: 6 day Adventure with Kathy Cary

Indulge your curiosity about the many moods and pleasures of Portland, Oregon – one of America’s authentic and truly individualistic cities – in a six-day culinary, cultural and sightseeing tour with Kathy Cary, one of Louisville’s leading chefs and the owner-operator of Lilly’s Bistro and the gourmet-to-go shop La Peche. Guests on the tour will be staying at The Heathman Hotel, one of Portland’s most elegant and a setting for the infamous escapades of the characters in “Fifty Shades of Grey”! For more information, click here.

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West 6th Beer Dinner
6:30 PM18:30

West 6th Beer Dinner

The West 6th Beer Dinner will be held on Wednesday, August 5 @ 6:30 PM. The dinner includes four courses created by Chefs de Cuisine Allen Grimm and Kellye Hendrix and will feature a tasting of a different West 6th beer for each course. Also, we will be joined by Ben Self who is the owner of West 6th Brewing Company! The cost of the dinner is $45 per person (excluding gratuity and tax). This event will sell out, reserve your seat today!

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Kentucky: Exploring the Unexpected with Kathy Cary
to Jun 14

Kentucky: Exploring the Unexpected with Kathy Cary

An Adventure in Rockcastle and Laurel Counties

June 11-14, 2015

Sometimes the great pleasures and surprises in life are nearer than we realize!  Join Kathy Cary, chef/owner of Lilly’s Bistro in Louisville, as she uncovers delights that are hidden just a couple of hours away in our own state of Kentucky. For more information, click here.

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