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  • Writer's pictureLeigh Roach

Get Cozy In This Amazing Winter Kitchen

Article Provided By Shaker Village

The 1839 Trustees’ Office which houses The Trustees’ Table restaurant is undergoing historic restoration during the month of February. While updates are being made to the historic building all dining services will be relocated to the Winter Kitchen beginning January 30 through February 26, 2023. Located in the cellar of the 1821 West Family Dwelling, the Winter Kitchen will serve breakfast from 8-10:00 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and dinner from 5-8:00 p.m. every day of the week.

The coziness and unique ambiance of the Winter Kitchen makes it the perfect choice for a date night meal or an outing with friends and family. Chef Amber Hokams will be serving classic Trustees’ Table favorites including buttermilk biscuits, tomato celery soup, a hot brown, pot roast and Shaker lemon pie. Kid-friendly options will also be served.

Reservations are encouraged as seating will be limited, call 859.734.5411 or book online.

“We are excited to welcome guests to the Winter Kitchen to offer a unique dining experience in the West Family Dwelling, where many Pleasant Hill Shakers lived, and dined,” said Chef Hokams. “Winter dishes like burgoo with sour cream cornbread and vegetarian shepherd’s pie will undoubtedly leave our guests feeling satisfied.”

The Winter Kitchen will also provide the perfect romantic dining destination for Valentine’s Day celebrations. A special Valentine’s Buffet will be offered from 5-8:00 p.m. on February 17-18. The buffet will include appetizer, entrée and dessert options including roasted beef shoulder with a red wine reduction sauce, airline chicken breast with tarragon cream and roasted salmon with honey and stone-ground mustard glaze. The buffet will be $42 for adults (ages 13+) and $20 for children (ages 5-12), an additional à la carte children’s menu will also be available.

Upon reopening on February 27, 2023 The Trustees’ Office will have new paint and plaster repairs to the walls and ceilings. An annual deep clean of the kitchen equipment and facilities will be complete, as well as painting. The signature twin spiral staircases that welcome guests into the restaurant will have been restored.

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, Ky. is located just 40 minutes away from Lexington, and 80 minutes outside of Louisville. To plan your visit to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill visit or call 859.734.5411.


Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a landmark destination that shares 3,000 acres of discovery in the spirit of the Kentucky Shakers. With 34 original Shaker structures, the site is home to the country’s largest private collection of original 19th century buildings and is the largest National Historic Landmark in Kentucky. Onsite services at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill include overnight accommodations, dining and catering services, three craft shops, exhibitions in historic buildings, a farm and garden area and 1,200 acres of restored native prairie. For more information, please visit


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