Department of Tourism
Poets to Read at Holly Hill Inn Lunch
MIDWAY, Ky. -- Kentucky poet laureate Jane Gentry Vance and other Kentucky poets will read from their work Wednesday, Oct. 24, as part of the At Home with Holly Hill Inn Fall Lunch Series.
Vance, a central Kentucky native and University of Kentucky professor, is author (as Jane Gentry) of Portrait of the Artist as a White Pig and A Garden in Kentucky. Other featured poets at the lunch are Lynnell Edwards (The Highwayman’s Wife, The Farmer’s Daughter) and Pam Sexton, chairwoman of the board at the Carnegie Center for Literacy in Lexington. The poets roam and you sit, enjoy, listen and taste an end-of-harvest luncheon.
Chef Ouita Michel’s menu for the lunch includes:
Amuse: Little cheddar biscuit with tomato jam.
First course: Woodford baby lettuces with julienned apples, dried apricots, cherries and cranberries, sugared walnuts, dressed with our delicious honey vinaigrette.
Entree: Chicken Fricassee with potato dumplings and roast Kentucky autumn vegetables.
Dessert: Lavender-scented torte layered with pumpkin cream.
A vegetarian option will be available.
Poetry readings and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $25, which includes non-alcoholic beverage, tax and gratuity. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Carnegie Center.
Holly Hill Inn is at 426 North Winter Street in historic Midway, Exit 65 off I-64, minutes from Lexington, Frankfort and Versailles. Hours are: lunch, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; dinner, 5:30-10 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; brunch, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday. Reservations suggested for dinner and lunch at (859) 846-4732. For menus and information on special events at Holly Hill Inn, visit www.hollyhillinn.com.
The Kentucky Department of Tourism, an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, exists to promote The Commonwealth as a travel destination, generate revenue and create jobs for Kentucky’s economy.