Since Christmas fell on a Tuesday this year, we had a nice long weekend before the holiday to hang out with my family. Ten years ago (when there were just six of us – my parents, sis and brother-in-law, and M and me) we toured the newly renovated Labrot and Graham Distillery, home of Woodford Reserve Bourbon. I was barely pregnant at the time – although no one knew yet. We had planned to tell the family on Christmas morning, and my parents had scheduled a tour and holiday brunch for the 23rd of December. I remember declining samples while we were there, and then eating that brunch like there was no tomorrow. It was so, so delicious.
Turned out, there was no tomorrow. At least on the food eating end.
By Christmas Eve I could no longer eat without throwing up, and that fun would continue well past Easter and sporadically through the early summer. My next great meal was in celebration of my sister’s birthday at I Fratellini – in late April. Funny how I bookmark that extreme pregnancy sickness with two really great meals that went in and, more importantly, stayed in.
Anyway, now it’s ten years later and we’re a party of ten with the four kids. Seemed like a good time to revisit the place. It’s gorgeous, and if you are in the area between Thanksgiving and Christmas I’d highly recommend the tour and the brunch or dinner. Delicious. Even better with the kiddos on the outside.