Last month the Kentucky Restaurant Association bestowed a variety of honors on owners and workers in the state’s restaurant industry. Among the most notable of the awards was the naming of Guy Genoud, owner of and host at Brasserie Provence, 150 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., as “Restaurateur of the Year.”

Other finalists for that honor were Jim Davis of Martini Italian Bistro in Louisville, Rick Foree of Keepers Restaurant in Smithfield, KY, Jeremy Sons of Tumbleweed Tex Mex Grill and Margarita Bar in Charlestown, Ind., and Hangers Restaurant in Richmond.