Henry Bain sauce

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Henry Bain sauce is a condiment for meats, first served at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky.


Henry Bain (1863–1928) was one of the first employees and eventually a head waiter at the Pendennis Club, which was founded in 1881.[1] He is credited with creating his namesake sauce for steaks and the local game animals brought in by members for preparation.[1][2]

Numerous recipes for homemade versions have circulated for years and are still widely used.[citation needed] In 2009, the club began bottling and selling the original version. As demand increased, the club partnered with a local food distribution company Bourbon Barrel Foods to sell the sauce at local stores and Kroger supermarkets in the Louisville area and online.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Sifton, Sam. "When the Steak Sauce Makes the Meat". New York Times, January 17, 2013. Retrieved on June 16, 2013.
  2. ^ Draper, David. "How to Make Henry Bain Sauce for Your Kentucky Derby Party". Field & Stream, May 2, 2013. Retrieved on June 16, 2013.
  3. ^ Stinnett, Chuck. "Once the condiment of the exclusive, Henry Bain sauce couldn't stay hidden". Evansville Courier & Press, May 22, 2013. Retrieved on June 16, 2013.