Gourmet at Main perfect spot for breakfast, lunch in Mt. Washington

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By Alex Wimsatt

 MOUNT WASHINGTON - The town’s newest lunch spot may have just what you’re looking for. 

Having dreamed of owning her own restaurant for years, former pastry chef Kris Williams opened Gourmet at Main in June. 

Since then she’s received nothing but positive feedback from her patrons, many of whom have become regulars.

Perhaps it’s Gourmet at Main’s creative menu of regular favorites and daily specials. 

Maybe it’s Williams’ signature desserts or the pride she takes in making sure her customers are satisfied. 

Whatever the case, Williams said she and her staff work hard to make eating at Gourmet on Main a truly unique experience. 

After all, she wanted to make the best of her dream come true. 

Williams said she came from a long line of good cooks and her passion for cooking began when she was child helping her mother prepare family meals. 

“I was always in the kitchen with mom,” she recalled. “It’s always been a passion of mine.”

Before opening Gourmet at Main, Williams spent 15 years as a pastry chef, creating culinary delights for Jack Fry’s restaurant in Louisville’s Highlands neighborhood and the Cheddar Box Cafe in Middletown. 

“I was always interested in cooking, baking, it was just a no brainer to open my own lunch spot,” she said. 

While Williams had always wanted to open her own restaurant she may never have taken the leap had it not been for the opportunity she came across this past spring.

After the former Main Street Market Cafe moved out of the space that Gourmet at Main currently occupies, Williams happened to run into the property owner, Donna Stout. 

Williams had never considered possible locations for her dream lunch spot, but after Stout told her she had a restaurant space available inside the Main Street Market gift shop she considered Mount Washington. 

“I had to be positive it was the direction I wanted to go,” Williams said. 

Within a matter of weeks she was setting up shop in the Main Street Market.

What makes Gourmet at Main unique among other restaurants?

Williams said it’s the warm, inviting atmosphere she and her staff work so hard to create.

Then there’s the food. 

Williams said all of her food is prepared from scratch, even her salad dressing.

Gourmet at Main’s soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and specials can be purchased for dine-in or carry-out. Whole desserts can also be purchased and Gourmet at Main offers catering for parties as few as 10 to as many as 300. 

Located at 10848 Highway 44 East inside the Main Street Market. Gourmet at Main is open for lunch Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast is available Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call (502) 538-9731.