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Summer Magic at Isaac’s Café: Specials June 27 – July 1

Summer evenings at Bernheim are truly magical. If you have ever sat in the shade near the sunset amphitheater, watched the setting sun dance across the water, or stood under the “Let there be Light” statue overlooking the Big Prairie then you know what I’m talking about. This past Friday and Saturday at Bernheim brought […]

Following Your Nose: Isaac’s Café Specials, June 20-24

I love it when I hear someone who just stepped into the Visitor Center exclaim, “Wow, something smells amazing!” Usually this occurs in the hours just before Isaac’s Café opens at 11 a.m. while we are turning the day’s harvest into that day’s lunch, but often it lingers throughout the day. Any time onions, mushrooms, […]

Isaac’s Café Brings New Opportunities to Expand Your Taste Buds: Specials June 13-17

Yesterday, I went to support my son at Tough Mudder KY (a grueling, 12.5 mile obstacle course held at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY). This is not a race or a competition, but a challenge. If you throw in temperatures over 90, high humidity and add lots of Kentucky hills, it becomes insanity, but thousands […]

Making History at Isaac’s Café: Specials June 6-9.

If you were here for the Big Tree Hug Challenge on Saturday, you helped us make history (the unoffical number is 1,416, pending Guinness verification). Thank you! In our own small way, we became part of something bigger than ourselves. The world will know that something special happened at Bernheim on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 […]

Isaac’s Café, home of the Big Hug! Specials May 31 – June 3

In honor of our Big Tree Hug Challenge, the special at Isaac’s café this week will be what we are calling, the BIG HUG! It is a forest of fresh greens from our Edible Garden, piled high with our homemade chicken salad all rolled together with other fresh veggies and given a big hug in […]

Nature’s Example: Isaac’s Café Specials, May 16-20

Nature sets a great example. This morning I watched a mother robin teaching a fledgling how to feed himself.  She had a fat, juicy worm in her beak and would dangle it just out of reach, then drop it onto the ground just a short distance away and repeat this action over and over until […]

Say hello to freshness at Isaac’s Café: Café Specials May 9-13, 2016

There are few things more rewarding than planting, harvesting, and then eating fresh vegetables that you grew yourself.  Unfortunately, many people don’t have the time, the space, or the know-how to do that.  The Edible Garden at Bernheim, just 200 steps away from Isaac’s Café, is already producing an abundant harvest.  Our garden steward, Cole […]

It’s Derby Week! Isaac’s Café Specials: May 2-6, 2016

Hold on to your hats, it’s Derby week! Ever wonder how wearing an outrageous hat became a thing at the Derby? As it turns out, it all started when horse racing wanted to give the track a much needed  face-lift, so to speak.  The track was typically a place where “proper” women would not be […]