Kentucky Derby Parties : Taste of Derby
The 5th annual Taste of Derby™ celebration combines cuisine, racing and style on the eve of the Kentucky Oaks. The evening highlights Masterful Chefs' dishes from popular horse racing destinations across the country. Sample MENU»
While sampling these delicacies, guest can mingle with Hollywood and horseracing celebrities. Live entertainment will top off the extraordinary evening! Partial proceeds of this event will also go to benefit hunger relief organizations.
Ready to Taste?
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Ticket to Taste of Derby™
Food and Wine Tastings until 10:00pm*
Premium Open Bar until 11:00pm*
Red Carpet Entry at 7:00pm*
Complimentary Valet Service
by one of Nashville's hottest dance bands, Burning Las Vegas
*times subject to change
Past Attendees Included:
Thoroughbred Horseracing Celebrities
“Taste of Derby is the perfect beginning to a weekend of exciting thoroughbred racing matched with great food, fun, friends and philanthropy,” said Kevin Flanery, president of Churchill Downs Racetrack. “We look forward to welcoming our local fans and out-of-town friends alike.”
Taste of Derby™ is modeled after the popular Taste of the NFL™, a 20-year-old event founded by nationally known restaurateur and 2010 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Wayne Kostroski. Churchill Downs partnered with Kostroski in 2010 to create Taste of Derby™ to expose Louisvillians and the thousands of out-of-town guests who visit the Kentucky Derby annually to these great racing communities across the country and the regional flavors that make them as unique as the Derby City.