Boone Tavern Hotel of Berea College

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Discover Boone Tavern Hotel of Berea College, which was built on the old Dixie Highway and named after early Kentucky explorer Daniel Boone.

Fine dining at Boone Tavern' historic dining room has drawn much international acclaim. The Duncan Hines Excellence in Hospitality Award was presented to Boone Tavern in 2003. The prestigious award is named for restaurant critic Duncan Hines whose name is still associated with excellence in fine dining and who included the historic dining room at Boone Tavern consistently in his travel and restaurant guide books.

Rediscover southern cuisine with Executive Chef Jeffrey Newman. Chef Newman is a native of Lexington, Kentucky and studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He uses a fresh approach with a style that is described as New American. Menu favorites like "Chicken Flakes in a Bird's Nest" and the well loved "Spoonbread" are fixtures in the restaurant.

Dining room attire is tastefully casual and reservations are required for groups and evening meals. Boone Tavern works in tandem with Berea College utilizing the Student Labor Program to staff the hotel. Students work 10-15 hours per week while carrying a full academic load. Since 1855, all of Berea's 1500 students are employed in one or more of the 140 work areas at the college.

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