Louisville restaurant named to Food and Wine’s 40 Most Important Restaurants of the Past 40 Years

Ed Lee (Source: Food & Wine Magazine)

A popular Louisville restaurant staple was named to another prestigious list this week.

Chef Edward Lee’s 610 Magnolia was named to Food and Wine Magazine’s 40 Most Important Restaurants of the Past 40 Years.

Food and Wine described the list as a look back at the establishments, big and small, that defined dining in America.

The list includes such famous restaurants as Commander’s Palace, Spago and the French Laundry.

Food and Wine’s team called Louisville a vibrant food destination, and credited Lee with catapulting that.

“It’s hard to imagine Louisville becoming the vibrant food destination it is today without the touch of chef Edward Lee, whose globally-minded Southern cooking helped elevated Kentucky ingredients (like sorghum and country ham) to a national stage,” the article said.

610 Magnolia offers four- and six-course tasting menus for fixed price. The menus change weekly to feature seasonal and local produce, with a blend of historic and modern cooking.

Four course dinners begin at $75 per person, and reservations are required. They can be made by calling 502-636-0783 or emailing Lindsey@610magnolia.com.

Chef Lee has several other concepts in Louisville and around the country, including MilkWood and Whiskey Dry.