Kentucky Dining June 22, 2022
This Upscale Restaurant In A Former Kentucky Elementary School Offers An Unforgettable Dining Experience
Versailles, Kentucky, is a magical place, best-known as home to the eponymous
Kentucky Castle. But this royal attraction isn’t the only unexpected treasure in Versailles, as you’ll soon see with today’s featured destination. An upscale restaurant located in a former elementary school (and current vintage antiques gallery), The Glitz is an unforgettable, next-level dining experience you can only have right here in Kentucky.
Would you believe that this former schoolhouse...
...is now home to the most glamorous upscale restaurant in Kentucky?
Believe it -- because it's true! Welcome to Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques, a high-end antiques gallery in Versailles, Kentucky, that's home to the aptly-named restaurant, The Glitz.
Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques was established in 1972 by Bonnie and Arch Hannigan, and it was originally located in a different building. In 1984 when the Nonesuch Elementary School building became available, Bonnie set her sights on it and the Hannigans bought it and moved the family to Nonesuch, Kentucky.
As you can imagine, the renovation of the old schoolhouse was no easy feat. With the help of their design-savvy daughters, the couple embarked on the monumental task of remodeling the building and transferring their priceless inventory to the former schoolhouse.
Bonnie also had a dream of creating the perfect space for an antiques gallery as well as a high-end "tearoom" where ladies could lunch and lounge after an afternoon spent shopping.
The idea evolved into a concept which included a fine-dining, farm-to-table lunch restaurant, using ingredients grown on-site and local to Kentucky.
At The Glitz, dining truly is an
experience. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, guests are invited to come and enjoy a three-course prix fixe luncheon featuring dishes like Beef Wellington, Golden Harvest Bisque (served with fresh scallops), and Parmesan Baked Cod. Trust us: you've never had a meal like this before!
Three decades later, The Glitz is a smashing success, and one of the most celebrated upscale restaurants in Kentucky.
But don't mistake "upscale" for "uppity" -- this restaurant is all Southern hospitality and soul, all wrapped in a wholly unique, wholly wonderful package.
Did you know about this fine dining establishment located in a former Kentucky schoolhouse? Have you been to
The Glitz in Versailles, Kentucky, before? What a bucket-list-worthy dining experience in the Bluegrass! Address: The Glitz, 4205 Fords Mill Rd, Versailles, KY 40383, USA