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CAVORT 2016

March 18-20, 2016


Galt House Hotel
140 North 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202


 

HOST TOWN

Louisville, KY

HOST THEATRE

Actors Theatre of Louisville

HOST HOTEL

Galt House Hotel

Contact Us

cavortconf2016@gmail.com

HOST TOWN: LOUISVILLE, KY

 

Welcome to Louisville! 

CNY Arts

We’re a place that offers visitors the warmth and hospitality of the South, the convenience and ease of the Midwest, and the sophistication and cultural creativity of a major metropolitan location. Louisville’s growing bourbon and culinary scene as projected the city to new heights.

Want more info? http://www.gotolouisville.com/index.aspx

Culinary                   

When it comes to food, Louisville brings a lot to the table. A city where even bourbon is a food group.

New Southern Cuisine. It’s one of the most popular food movements in the country right now. Has been for years actually. It’s about taking traditional, regional Southern dishes and putting your own unique twist on them. One of the cities currently making the most noise in the movement is Louisville. We’re teaching it in our culinary schools. We’re pushing it to new extremes in our restaurants. Adding Korean, Vietnamese, French and Italian influences to it.

No, Louisville did not invent New Southern Cuisine. We’ve tweaked it. Fried it. Poached it. And, most importantly, added Bourbon.

So, welcome to an entirely new, New Southern Cuisine experience. Welcome to a region that produces more than 95% of our country’s Bourbon. Welcome to a city with more than 2,500 restaurants. Welcome to a city with numerous James Beard nominated chefs and restaurants. Welcome to the Urban Bourbon Trail. Welcome to Farm to Table, not as something new, but as the way it’s always been. Welcome to one of the forefronts of the Southern “Lardcore” movement. We welcome you to Louisville – the Culinary Capitol of Bourbon Country.

Think James Beard inviting Jim Beam over for dinner. Think about a place where the most spectacular Bourbon creations may actually come from the chefs. Think about all the welcoming tables waiting for you when you make a reservation for Louisville as the destination of your next big culinary adventure.

After all, when you put so many award-winning chefs and restaurants so close to so many award-winning distilleries, something tasty is bound to happen. Every. Weekend.

Here’s a link to all of Louisville’s downtown restaurants: http://lou.ly/drest

                                              

Forget the red carpet. We roll out the barrel.

There are currently 4.7 million barrels of bourbon aging in Kentucky warehouses, which means there are more barrels of bourbon than people living in Kentucky (4.3 million). So don’t just read about Kentucky bourbon history here. Go to the distilleries and find out for yourself. That’s right, only in Kentucky do bourbon makers band together to open their doors and show you how they’ve been making their delicious libations for about 200 years. These spirit manufacturers will show you exactly what makes their respective bourbon special. From the stills to the corn to the barrels, you’ll see just about everything as you start your bourbon journey in Louisville, the Gateway to Bourbon Country.

And no stop in Louisville is complete without venturing out to sip and eat some good bourbon – yes, we consider bourbon a food group here. Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail® includes the city’s best bourbon-inspired restaurants and bars and is the ideal gateway to a bourbon-rich tourism experience.

http://www.bourboncountry.com/things-to-do/urban-bourbon-trail/index.aspx

              Attractions                           

If you’ve never been here, we’ve created a short-list of the top sights in the city for our first time visitors. Many are within walking distance of the theater; others are just a short car ride away.

4th Street Live!. Premier dining, entertainment and retail located in the heart of Downtown. Spend an afternoon with the family, catch a concert or enjoy a night on the town.

Waterfront Park. Eighty-five acres of green and tons of room for a picnic. Spend a day at Waterfront Park with your family and see what fun is all about.

Belle of Louisville. Cruise the Ohio River on The Belle of Louisville. No other river steamboat in American history has lasted as long, been to as many places, or traveled as many miles.

East Market/NULU. The revitalization of the East Market district is something to behold. Once an area of distress and neglect, this is hot spot of Louisville’s culinary scene.

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Explore the history of America’s favorite pastime and step into baseball’s past. Then, visit the gift shop and get your own personalized Louisville Slugger.

Muhammad Ali Center. A tribute to the life of the greatest heavyweight champion to ever step in the ring, the Ali Center is a must-see for all who visit Louisville.

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. Kentucky is known for bourbon, so you’ll want to see Louisville’s first operating distillery since prohibition. And if you’re lucky, you may see Evan Williams himself on the grounds.

Kentucky Derby Museum. Preserving the history of the Kentucky Derby, this museum is the next best thing to actually witnessing ‘the most exciting two minutes in sports.’

Mega Caverns. For the adverturer in you, go underground. The world’s first and only underground zip line and ropes challenge course awaits you.

Getting to Louisville

By Air

 Louisville is served by the Louisville International Airport (SDF), a low-fare airport with service from 25 non-stop locations and convenient connections to cities worldwide. Located just 10 minutes away from downtown Louisville, the airport has many ground transportation options including major rental car outlets as well as bus, taxi, limousine and hotel shuttle service.

By Car

Louisville lies at the intersection of Interstate highways 65 from Indianapolis and Chicago to the north and Nashville and Montgomery to the south, 64 from St. Louis to the west and Charleston, WV to the east and 71 from Cincinnati and Cleveland to the north.