Press Release: 2014 Dinner Club series at Holly Hill Inn leads diners Around the World in 80 Days

Follow the wondrous travels of author Jules Verne's intrepid Phileas Fogg via Chef Ouita's fantastic menus during her second Winter Dinner Series, Around the World in 80 Days!

Beginning Jan. 3, the staff of the Holly Hill Inn in Midway will conduct guests on a culinary world tour replete with guest chefs and exotic stops from London to Paris to Japan and beyond. The three-month schedule is below.

The tour commences Jan. 3-4 in London with a delicious vintage British menu, details below. Then each weekend thereafter, Chef Ouita Michel's cuisine reflects a stop along adventurer Fogg's travels.

From London, Chef Ouita’s menu crosses the English Channel to Paris, proceeds through Italy and around the Horn of Africa to Ethiopia, across India, with stops scheduled in Indonesia, China and Japan (sushi!). We then cross the Pacific for a serious steak dinner in Omaha, then sail the Atlantic to Ireland. Our final stop is in London for a contemporary menu inspired by today’s celebrated British chefs. For the weekend of Valentine’s Day, we feature our annual aphrodisiac menu.

Specially paired wine flight and cocktail specials featured throughout the Winter Dinner Club 2014 series. Cost is $40. Vegetarian options always available. Reservations, beginning at 5:30 p.m., by calling Donna at (859) 846-4732.

Chef Ouita's Winter Dinner Club 2014 Itinerary

January 3-4: London in 1870

January 9-11: Paris

January 16-18: Italy from Tip to Boot

January 23-25: Sailing the Horn of Africa-Ethiopia

January 30-February 1: India

February 6-8: Indonesia with Brigitte Nguyen

February 13-15: Valentine’s Aphrodisiac Menu

February 16: Sweetheart Brunch

February 20-22: China

February 27-March 1: Japan

March 6-8: Omaha — Prime Beef

March 13-15: Ireland

March 16: St. Patrick’s Day Brunch

March 20-22: London in 2014

Reservations for each dinner by calling Donna, (859) 846-4732.


Holly Hill Inn is at 426 North Winter Street in historic Midway, Exit 65 off I-64, minutes from Lexington, Frankfort and Versailles. Reservations suggested at (859) 846-4732. For menus, events and more information, visit

Winter 2014 dinner hours, beginning Jan. 3:

5:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

Brunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

Group reservations available any day of the week. Please call for availability.

Reservations suggested at (859) 846-4732. For menus, events and more information, please visit