The 11th annual Bourbon & Bowties™, benefiting Norton Children’s Hospital, is presented by Northwestern Mutual.

Enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres from Louisville’s top chefs and an auction to raise funds for Norton Children’s Hospital through Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The community has contributed more than $2 million over the years, benefiting nearly 185,000 children annually from throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Thank you for your generosity.

June 10, 2021
6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

The Bridgeman residence:
Fleur de Lis Farm
8316 Wolf Pen Branch Road
Prospect, Kentucky

Get driving directions

Tickets for the 2021 Bourbon & Bowties event will go on sale Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 9 a.m. To be added to the mailing list, email

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View our past and present Bourbon & Bowties honorees.

Bourbon & Bowties Honoree Videos

In 2021, Bourbon & Bowties will honor Hazel, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis before she was born. During the first year of Hazel’s life, she had more than 50 doctor visits with Norton Children’s Medical Group and Norton Children’s Hospital. She has been hospitalized multiple times for lung exacerbations, and lung and viral infections. She has had surgery to remove mucus from her lungs that makes breathing difficult.

As Hazel nears her second birthday, she endures hours of vest treatments that violently shake the thick, sticky mucus off her lungs as she inhales multiple nebulized medications. She takes dozens of pills to help her avoid lung infections and maintain her health for as long as she can.

The reality for Hazel, and for other children in the area coping with cystic fibrosis, is that she will have many visits to Norton Children’s Hospital. Each day, Hazel lives life over cystic fibrosis and is an undeniably resilient, smart, fearless and sassy toddler. Hazel and her family are grateful for the care team and resources of Norton Children’s Hospital.

The inaugural Bourbon & Bowties event was established in memory of Charles W. Gant, a loving and energetic 8-year-old boy who passed away from viral encephalitis on June 3, 2009. Since then, Bourbon & Bowties has honored Laurel Dortch, Maxwell W. Johnson, Owen McMasters, Anna-Maria Beck, Clara and Wilson McGarvey, Tanner Demling, Mason Christensen and Mya White. The event also will continue to honor and remember former head chef and host Dean Corbett.

An exclusive Vineyard Vines bow tie and tie and an exclusive Bourbon and Boweties bangle have been designed in honor of Hazel.

Tickets will go on sale May 6, 2021, at 9 a.m. To add your name to the invitation list, email the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation at or call (502) 629-8060.


Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win $100 gift certificates to these 26 participating Bourbon & Bowties restaurants.
Restaurant Raffle Ticket


Please consider  in honor of all of our honorees over the years. Your gift will be recognized during the Pledge Moment at the Bourbon & Bowties event.

Make a Donation

The Walnut Grove Style “Charles” bow tie was created to honor Charles’ life.

This bow tie, handcrafted in Kentucky of oak and paired with blue and white seersucker fabric, reminds us to live life the way Charles did — with love, energy and a passion for nature. Over 50% of the net proceeds from the “Charles” bow tie will be donated to Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation, which supports the mission and vision of Norton Children’s Hospital.

Further, during the entire month of June 2021, Walnut Grove Style will donate 10% of net proceeds from all of its handcrafted wooden bow ties to Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation. Visit to see the “Charles” bow tie and the complete collection. Walnut Grove Style is honored to play a small role in honoring Charles’ life and the incredible caregivers at Norton Children’s Hospital.

2021 Participating Chefs

Bobby Benjamin: Butchertown Grocery

Michael Bowe: Red Yeti

Jeff Brantley: Bramble Genuine Southern Food

Jake Brockman and Agostino Gabriele: Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant

Travis Markey: Drake’s Food Truck

Seth Butkus: Napa River Grill

Kathy Cary: Lilly’s Bistro & La Peche Gourmet

Michael Crouch: Bourbon Barrel Foods

Madeleine Dee: Fond

Scott Dickenson: 1816 Modern Kitchen & Drinks

Michael Dunbar: Audubon Golf and Country Club

Darnell Ferguson: SuperChefs

James Gerhardt: Pendennis Club of Louisville

Phil Goldsborough: Longshot Lobsta Food Truck

Patrick Gosden: Brasserie Provence

Annie Harlow: Hi-Five Doughnuts

W D “Dub” Heare: Equus Jack’s Bourbon Restaurant & Lounge

Emily Heyde: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Geoffrey Heyde: Fork & Barrel

Chris Howerton: Whim

Allen Hubbard Sr.: Martini Italian Bistro

Jesse Johnson: Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

Alan Jones: Tea Station Asian Bistro

Alvin Lin: The Joy Luck

Peng S. Looi: August Moon Chinese Bistro

Fernando Martinez: La Bodeguita de Mima, El Taco Luchador and Guaca Mole

Andrew McCabe: bar Vetti

Jereme McFarland: Bourbons Bistro

Dallas McGarity: The Fat Lamb Modern Kitchen & Bar and Portage House

Joshua Moore: Volare Italian Ristorante

Peter Pagano: Mercato Italiano

Jon Pauly: The Village Anchor

Jarrod Prince: Copper Kitchen

Anthony Quiram: Morrison Healthcare

Gustavo Reyes: Gustavo’s Mexican Grill

Kevin Rice: Lake Forest Country Club

Tavis Rockwell: Louvino and Biscuit Belly

Roger Romines: Seviche: A Latin Restaurant

Jack Rosado: The 502 Bar and Bistro

Allan Rosenberg: Butcher Block Eatery at High Horse

Paul Sant: The Seelbach Hilton

Jeff Sell: Pop’s Roadside Diner

Jackson Skelton: Louvino

Daniel Stage: Louisville Country Club

Matt Staggs: 80/20 @ Kaelin’s

Brian Steger: Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

Rob Temple: Mesh

Rick Torres: Longshot Lobsta Food Truck

John Varanese: Varanese, River House Restaurant and Raw Bar, Levee Restaurant and Savor of Louisville

Shawn Ward: Audubon Golf and Country Club

Graham Weber: Porch Kitchen and Bar, Louisville Marriott Downtown

Henry Wesley III: 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen

Chris Williams: Four Pegs Beer Lounge

Leslie Wilson: Hi-Five Doughnuts

Zack Wolf: Steak & Bourbon

Shelley Yoder: Sweet Surrender Dessert Café

Put on your bow tie or best dress, bring your appetite and join us for the 2021 Bourbon & Bowties!

Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation
234 E. Gray St., Suite 450
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 629-8060

For ways to help, visit

Parking and Directions

Parking for the event will be available at Norton Medical Plaza II – Brownsboro, 9880 Angies Way, on the Norton Brownsboro Hospital campus. Norton Medical Plaza II – Brownsboro is across from Norton Children’s Medical Center and next to Cabela’s. Shuttles, provided by Tafel Motors, will take you on a quick ride to Fleur de Lis Farm. No general admission parking will be available at Fleur de Lis Farm. The shuttles will run continuously throughout the evening.

Valet parking will be available for our Chefs’ Experience and Sponsor guests at Fleur de Lis Farm only with the parking permit that was sent to these guests. Fleur de Lis Farm is located at 8316 Wolf Pen Branch Road. See map and directions below. Follow the valet parking signage and be sure to display your parking permit on your dashboard.

Directions to Wolf Pen Branch Road

From I-71/I-265 South

Merge onto I-265 South (Gene Snyder Freeway).
Take exit 34 (Kentucky 22/Brownsboro Road/Crestwood). Turn left onto Brownsboro Road.
Turn left on Chamberlain Lane.
Turn left on Wolf Pen Branch Road (third exit on the roundabout).
8316 Wolf Pen Branch Road will be on the left.

Via I-265 North

Take exit 34 (Kentucky 22/Brownsboro Road/Crestwood). Turn right onto Brownsboro Road.
Turn left on Chamberlain Lane.
Turn left on Wolf Pen Branch Road. (third exit on the roundabout).
8316 Wolf Pen Branch Road will be on the left.

2021 Support provided by

Leighton-Oare Foundation

The Gettelfinger Family


Dr. & Mrs. Owen K. Hitt

Special thanks to

Aqua Lock


Cartwheels Paper & Gifts

Chris Joyce Photography

Coldwell Banker McMahan Co. – Neca Hudgins

The Fashion Post

Hive & Barrel Meadery

Kentucky Straight Ice

Magnolia Woodwork

Masterson’s Catering

Mercedes-Benz of Louisville

Nanz & Kraft

Outfront Media Inc.

The Prickly Pear Boutique

The Rental Depot

Republic Services Inc.

Saf-Ti-Co Inc.


Something Blue

Sophisticated Living

United Development Group LLC

Universal Linen

USA Image



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