Oakroom at the Seelbach Hilton


Chef Patrick Roney and Sommelier Julie DeFriend of The Oak Room – Louisville, KY

500 South 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 585-3200
Hours: Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm; Sun 10am-2pm

Cocktails at The Oakroom have a fantastical, historical bent with Mixologist Eron Plevon serving his take on the famous Seelbach Cocktail and The Lady in Blue, named after a deceased guest that’s said to haunt the Seelbach Hotel. And Advanced Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, 2014 Kentucky-Tennessee Rising Star Julie DeFriend helms a super-fine dining wine program with a 10,000-bottle-deep cellar and high expectations, while still making room in her heart and pairing arsenal for a good, dirty Syrah. She isn’t afraid to pair big New World wines with Chef Patrick Roney’s traditional Old World (and Old School Kentucky) dishes and vice versa. This team of three is breathing new life into this treasured Louisville landmark that lives up to its name with dark, Baroque oak walls throughout the large dining room (call ahead if you want to reserve the historic private room where Al Capone used to dine out while hiding out).

Recommended Dishes:
  • Duo of Foie Gras: Foie Gras Torchon, Smoked Pheasant Confit, Pheasant Consommé, Brioche Crouton, Cherry-Bourbon Relish, Pan-roasted Foie Gras, Beluga Lentil-Stuffed Savoy Cabbage, Confit of Pheasant Leg, Smoked Shallots, and Bourbon-Cherry Demi Glace paired with Pinot Noir, La Paulee, Scott Paul, Dundee Hills, Oregon, 2010
  • Burgoo of Kentucky Fried Rabbit, Venison, Wild Board, Salsify, Rutabaga, and Huckleberries paired with Syrah, Lagier Meredith, Mount Veeder, Napa Valley, California, 2003
  • The Seelbach Cocktail: Old Forrester Bourbon, Cointreau, Angostura Bitters, Peychaud’s Bitters, Gerard Bertrand Vermont de Limoux Champagne, and Orange Peel Flag
  • The Lady in Blue: Beefeater Gin, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Orange Blossom Water, House Falernum, Crème de Violet, and Blue Curacao

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