Get Ingredients for a Hot Brown This April
Lots of long-standing Louisville traditions and events have been delayed this year due to the virus, but you can still honor something out of the city’s past even at home. Get the ingredients to make a Hot Brown this April and have a little feast from the comfort of your own kitchen.
Make a Louisville Hot Brown
The hot brown is a dish that’s known and enjoyed around the world and it originates right from Louisville’s own Brown Hotel. Use the actual recipe used by the Brown hotel to enjoy an authentic hot brown.
To make the sauce that makes the dish, melt two ounces of butter and whisk while slowly adding two ounces of all-purpose flour in a saucepan. Cook this for two minutes over a medium-low heat, continuing to whisk. Add 8 ounces of heavy cream and 8 ounces of whole milk and continue cooking over a medium heat. Cook it for about three minutes, then remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in a half-cup of pecorino Romano cheese. Keep whisking until the mixture is smooth. Add a pinch of nutmeg and salt and pepper.
Toast four slices of bread and cut off the crusts. Cover each slice with sliced turkey and the sauce. Bake your hot brown at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. When the cheese is bubbling and has browned, remove it from the oven. Cover the hot brown with two pieces of bacon per slice and serve. This recipe makes two servings of hot brown.
After your belly is nice and full, get in the car and take a drive. The best time to drive is with a full belly. And one of the best places to dive in Louisville is Cherokee Triangle, a neighborhood full of beautiful architecture, breathtaking landscaping and historic features.
Touring Around Cherokee Triangle
This neighborhood is between historic Cave Hill and the gorgeous grounds of Cherokee Park. Cherokee Triangle stretches up between the two from Bardstown Road, one of Louisville's most happening spots.
The large, multi-bedroom homes here are styled in late 1800s and early 1900s designs, including some late Victorian styles. These homes are stately and grand on the outside, surrounded by tall trees and beautiful landscaping. On the inside, there's a perfect mix of modern features and historic details. Fireplaces, crown molding, hardwood floors, built-in bookcases, chandeliers and truly grand, luxurious details are everywhere you look in these homes. The houses here have always been highly-prized and well-kept and it shows.
Show yourself around Cherokee Triangle this April and who knows? The next time there's a virus outbreak, maybe you'll be living in one of the amazing homes here!
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