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Lexus Lounge & The Chef's Table

Located inside The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, the Lexus Lounge offers bar and food service two hours prior to most performances in Whitney Hall and the Bomhard Theater.  This elegant space is the destination for both small plate dining and The Chef's Table VIP Club.

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The Chef's Table

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Kentucky Performing Arts in partnership with Curved Apron Hospitality is excited to present The Chef’s Table: VIP Club at The Kentucky Center. This all-inclusive food and beverage pre-show and intermission experience gives patrons exclusive access into the Lexus Lounge, The Kentucky Center’s premiere lounge space. This general admission ticket add-on for select performances includes all you care to enjoy Chef’s Selection food offerings, complementary soft drinks, select beers and wines (2 per guest or 1 mixed alcoholic beverage included with purchase for individuals 21+ years of age), private cash bar, specialty cocktails, mocktails, Bloody Mary Bar (matinees only), exclusive restroom access, and an intermission dessert. Comfort and convenience with delicious food and beverages ready the moment you arrive. And don’t worry, we’ll get you to the show on time!

Meet the Chef

James Coogle, Executive Chef

Chef James is an experienced, gifted, and passionate culinarian. A graduate of Sullivan University, Chef enjoys utilizing the freshest, locally sourced ingredients to create delicious, beautiful dishes. Chef has over a decade of experience in the food and beverage hospitality industry, with a resume that includes cooking for Bistro on Chestnut, Huber’s Orchard and Winery, Noosh Nosh, Jack Fry’s, Omni Hotels and Resorts, and Captains Quarters. Chef’s dishes have been featured at Taste of Derby, Taste of 502, and Bourbon and Beyond. Kentucky Performing Arts and Curved Apron Hospitality are proud to feature the culinary works of Chef James Coogle through this VIP experience. 

What’s On the Menu? 

The Chef’s Table: VIP Club is a true culinary experience for the foodie at heart. Menu selections are Chef -d’oeuvre or Chef’s Choice. You can expect fresh, delicious offerings that satisfy a variety of palates.  Finalized Chef’s Table: VIP Club menus are announced three weeks prior to each performance. 


Sample Food Offerings

Food offering varies by event.  Guests will see which pricing option is available at their event on The Chef's Table purchase page. 


Mixed Green Salad
Flank Steak with House Made Chimichurri and Roasted Tomatoes
Grilled Mahi with House Prepared Salsa Verde
House Made Papas Bravos
Chili Roasted Squash w/ Ancho Balsamic Glaze
Cumin Roasted Carrots
Fresh Baked Bread
Red Velvet Cake


Mixed Spring Salad
Rosemary Pork with Tarragon Braised Peaches
Sweet BBQ Glazed Chicken
Southern Baby Dill Potato Salad
Braised Southern Mixed Greens
Sautéed Summer Vegetables
Buttermilk Biscuits
Bourbon Peach Cobbler


Tossed Romaine Salad
Southern Style Fried Chicken
Baked Mac and Cheese
Vegetarian Baked Beans
Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies


Mixed Green Salad
Southern Fried Chicken
Fresh Soft Scrambled Eggs
Applewood Thick Sliced Bacon
House Baked Biscuits
Homestyle Breakfast Potatoes
Fresh Cut Seasonal Fruit

What is the cost?

Pricing ranges from $35 per person to $55 per person, depending on the menu selection.
Children under the age of 12 receive a discount on club access and dinner.  
Children 2 years of age and younger receive complementary club access and dinner.  
*Refund/exchange eligibility is subject to KPA’s ticketing policies. 

What time will food service start? 

Pre-Show: Food service begins 90 minutes before the start of the performance, with “Last Call” occurring 15 minutes before the start of the show. Food offerings will be continuously replenished during time of service.

Intermission: If your performance has an intermission, the lounge will briefly re-open for private bar/restroom access. 

How many spots are available?

Lounge capacity will be capped at 100 guests to guarantee a premium experience.  The Chef’s Table: VIP Club offers general admission seating for our guests. We encourage you to mix, mingle, and make new friends! 

How do I purchase?

This is a ticket add-on option for patrons. You will be able to purchase your tickets to The Chef’s Table: VIP Club directly by CLICKING THIS LINK or by calling our Box Office at (502) 584-7777. Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets to this exclusive offering in advance, as day-of sales are not guaranteed.


For additional information on The Chef’s Table: VIP Club, please email us at [email protected] 

Finalized Menus for Upcoming Engagements

The Chef’s Table Menu for WICKED

September 20 - October 8, 2023

Nightly Chef's Table-$55 or $15 for Children under 12

Coffee rubbed flank steak w/ house made chimichurri and roasted tomatoes

Grilled Mahi w/ house prepared Salsa Verde

House made Papas bravos

Chili roasted squash w/ ancho balsamic glaze

Cumin roasted carrots

Mixed green salad 

Fresh baked bread

Special dessert from Irene

Fresh baked Red velvet cookie- intermission snack

Matinee $35 or $15 for Children under 12

Southern fried chicken

Fresh Soft scrambled eggs

Applewood Thick Sliced Bacon

House Baked Biscuits

Homestyle Breakfast potatoes

Fresh cut seasonal fruit

Mixed green salad

Fresh baked Red velvet cookie- intermission snack

The Chef’s Table Menu for Louisville Orchestra - Lasting Legacies

October 14, 2023

$40 or $12 for Children under 12

Southern style meatloaf w/strawberry chipotle glaze and peppercorn demi-glace

Yukon gold pommes puree

Herb roasted haricot verts

Baby kale salad w/apple cider vinaigrette

New York cheesecake w/fresh berries

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