The history of the Kentucky Hot Brown is rooted in late-night revelry at the Brown Hotel in Louisville. The story goes that following a late night of drinking and dancing, partygoers at this landmark hotel were hungry and needed something to soak up the evening’s alcohol, so the chef whipped up a meal with what he had: thick slices of bread, roast turkey, bacon, cheese, cream, and tomatoes. It was such a hit that it went on the hotel’s menu; to this day, it’s one of the most popular dishes served at the Brown Hotel. This version spices it up with jalapeños in the sauce.
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