Published on March 28th, 2018 | by Darren Paltrowitz


The Official “Run For The Roses” Menu Has Been Announced For The 144th Kentucky Derby

Widely known as “the two most exciting minutes in sports,” the Kentucky Derby returns for its 144th annual race on May 5, 2018. Inaugurated in 1875, the legendary 1 ¼-mile race is the oldest continuously held major sporting event in North America, while serving as the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown series. Also known as the “The Run for the Roses” and “America’s Race,” the Kentucky Derby is the most attended U.S. horserace, with more than 158,000 attendees in 2017.

Today, the highly-anticipated official menu for the Kentucky Derby was announced. In celebration of Woodford Reserve’s presenting sponsorship of the Kentucky Derby, this year’s menu draws inspiration from the bold flavors of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and qs carefully curated by Executive Chef David Danielson, bringing a modern twist to traditional Southern dishes. Highlights include roasted sweet potato salad, pimento cheese, cornbread with bourbon honey butter, chef-carved roasted turkey breast with bourbon peach glaze, and bourbon caramel crème brûlée.

To serve the 22,000 guests expected in the premium dining areas, Danielson’s menu requires:
– 5,640 pounds of turkey
– 14,000 locally made bourbon balls
– 7,600 pounds of potatoes
– 4,075 pounds of braised pork

More on the landmark race can be found at www.kentuckyderby.com, while Woodford Reserve — which has sister brands in Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia, Korbel, Tequila Herradura, Old Forester, Sonoma-Cutrer and Chambord via the Brown-Forman Corporation — keeps its online home at www.woodfordreserve.com.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly PureGrainAudio.com). He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.

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