Dining in style

Gen. Butler lodge restaurant
features new Two Rivers theme

By Angela Bornstein
Staff Writer

(February 2006) – Dining at Gen. Butler State Resort Park has become more of an experience. Park officials took a regular park dining room and transformed it into a bistro style restaurant with a fish camp. The restaurant theme highlights the importance of the Ohio and Kentucky rivers in the cultural development of Carrollton, officials there say.

Two Rivers Restaurant

Photo by Debra Maylum

Guests at the Two Rivers Restaurant
can relax before dinner in the new
outdoor themed waiting area.

The dining room was remodeled and the menu was expanded to include more specialty dishes. The dining area is a now partitioned with homey wooden dividers that are topped off with uniquely shaped driftwood. Black-and-white framed pictures remind diners of the rich history of river town life. The waiting lounge is made cozy with whicker furniture and fish nets draped from the ceiling. Fishing poles and tackles adorn the walls.
The dinner menu has an unmistakable Kentucky flair, featuring catfish, shrimp with bourbon pecan sauce, the hot brown and fried chicken. The Two Rivers new menu also includes some of the former buffet favorites, said the park’s new assistant manager, Scot Williams.
Williams said Two Rivers offers more, higher quality food. The restaurant expansion has given the park an opportunity to work directly with local farmers who can provide produce and meat. Their pork chops come from Happy Hollow Farms in Springfield, Ky., and the country ham is from Penn Farms in Mansville, Ky.
“This gives us a chance to not only use local products but give back to the community as well,” said Williams.
For example, local farmers can pull up to the back door of the restaurant with their produce, said Williams. “However, there is a set rate we will pay for the produce so we don’t negotiate for lower prices,” Williams explained.
Locally grown seasonal vegetables are scattered throughout the menu and can found on the “Endless Salad Bar” in the Kentucky Garden Pasta dish, in the Granny Smith and Blue Cheese salad or on the Two Rivers Club.

• For more information, call (502) 732-4284.

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