Kentucky Harvest Celebration to benefit Appalachian Food Summit set for Sept. 23 at Holly Hill Inn

Bluegrass restaurateur Ouita Michel is throwing a Kentucky Harvest Celebration Sept. 23 to benefit the Appalachian Food Summit, at her flagship restaurant, the Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street in Midway. “We are celebrating Kentucky’s unique artistic culture with poetry, music and a menu that highlights Kentucky’s rich food traditions,” Michel said. Michel has invited renowned...

Holly Hill Inn chef Quita Michel chosen to serve official state dish at Flavored Nation event

A new national food experience, Flavored Nation, is setting down inaugural roots in the Midwest, bringing with it a nationwide selection of tastes and talent. Through extensive research conducted by a team of culinary experts and food entertainment veterans, Flavored Nation has identified the most iconic food from each of the 50 states. Those 50 dishes – as well as the restaurateurs or chefs who...

Guest chef Hall serving Burgundy-inspired French vegan dinner at Midway’s Holly Hill Inn on Aug. 5

The Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street in Midway, is serving a French vegan dinner Aug. 5 created by guest chef Sherry Hall, who is a longtime friend of owner Ouita Michel. “I want vegans to experience a cuisine that is generally not very vegan friendly, given how prominent butter, cheese and meat are in the French diet,” Hall said. “The menu includes vegan versions of classic...

Third annual Savory Cycle to showcase Bluegrass sights, cuisine, and music; benefits Broke Spoke

The third annual Savory Cycle will take place on Sept. 25. The event involves a leisurely-paced bike ride through the Bluegrass, paired with a progressive dinner crafted by local Chef Ouita Michel of Holly Hill Inn and live music. A dinner-only option is also available for those not wishing to cycle. Proceeds support Broke Spoke Community Bike Shop in Lexington. The ride starts and ends in Midway...

Because ‘Woodford County has so much
to offer,’ new advocacy group springs to life

Staff report   A group of Woodford County citizens and business owners have formed an advocacy organization to promote the link between quality of life and economic development in the county.   Billy Van Pelt, who has long been engaged in advocacy for quality land management, will serve as CEO of the group.   Woodford Forward is a nonprofit social welfare organization. Its mission:   By...