Kentucky Gets in the Spirit to Celebrate the 2011 Honorary Colonel

Charbroiled Oysters

Charbroiled Oysters

By Punch Pulse Correspondent Niki Clark

When I was younger, my dad got appointed as a “Colonel” with Delta airlines. He got a certificate in the mail and we got to hang out at the Delta Lounge when we were traveling. I was nine and easily impressionable; it seemed like a pretty big deal. I didn’t realize it was because he had spent gobs of money (and weekends) traveling around the country for work.

Flash forward to present time. On April 6, Chef Jeff Tunks, like my father before him, will also be appointed a Colonel. But instead of being a thinly-guised frequent flyer, his Colonialship (Colonialness?) is the real deal. The Lexington Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is celebrating the executive chef and co-owner of Passion Food Hospitality (DC Coast, TenPenh, Ceiba) and his contributions to preserving Southern traditions through its “Kentucky Gets in the Spirit to Celebrate” event.

Chef Jeff Tunks

Chef Jeff Tunks

To be held April 6th at Acadiana Restaurant, the event will feature a five course prix-fixe dinner and bourbon pairing. In addition to Tunks, Guest Chef Jonathan Lundy of Jonathan at Gratz Park in Lexington and Mr. Fred Noe, Beam Family Master Distiller, will be contributing to the evening’s promised delectability.

 Jeff Tunks “Southern Gathering” at Acadiana

Jeff Tunks “Southern Gathering” at Acadiana

What: Kentucky Gets in the Spirit to Celebrate

When: April 6th, 7 to 10 pm

Where: Acadiana Restaurant, 901 New York Avenue NW, Washington D.C.

Tickets: $110 per person (all inclusive). You can get yours today by contacting Darnell Howell at 202.222.0987 or darnell.howell@dccoast.com.

***Punch Pulse Correspondent Niki Clark is a professional photographer and the Policy Media Relations Officer for CARE USA.  Like her sister Lindsey, she loves live music and looking at life through the lens of a camera.***

About Niki Clark:
Punch Pulse Correspondent Niki Clark is a part time photographer; full time Red Crosser and 24/7 big sister to fellow puncher Lindsey. She loves travel, puppy kisses (especially from her own, ichabob) and invites to bourbon-orientated events.
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