Official Kentucky Derby menu, at-home party menu released

Churchill Downs on Thursday announced the official menu of the 145th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.

Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs announced its official Derby Day menu, and for the first time, also announced a recommended menu for folks throwing viewing parties on May 4.

In a nod to the increasing popularity of Derby-viewing parties planned across the country, this year’s menu is accompanied by an official at-home Derby party menu, featuring easy-to-make recipe variations of the official dishes served at Churchill Downs on Derby Day.

Churchill Downs’ Executive Chef David Danielson created the official menu as well as the inaugural at-home Derby party menu.

Both menus continue Churchill Downs’ tradition of offering Derby guests exciting dishes full of traditional Southern and Kentucky flavors that pair well with Woodford Reserve Bourbon. The inaugural at-home Derby party menu reinvents this year’s official menu dishes to offer hosts and hostesses across the country recipes for a spread that provides an authentic taste of Derby to their viewing parties.

The official Derby and at-home party menus are listed below the photo:

 

Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs announced its official Derby Day menu, and for the first time, also announced a recommended menu for folks throwing viewing parties on May 4.

 

The Official 145 Kentucky Derby Menu

 

Chef’s Appetizers

Scallop and Prawn Sausage with Black Truffle

Celery root puree and cutting celery

 

Moroccan Spiced Lamb Meatball

Harissa, yogurt and cucumber-mint chutney

 

Pork Loin

Chicory-whole grain demi-glace

 

Arugula, Chicory and Figs

Blue cheese, walnuts, late harvest riesling dressing

 

Farro

Corn, tomatoes and creamy basil dressing

 

Sweet Potato Salad

Almond and cheddar

 

Chef’s Sides

Shrimp and Country Ham Pasta

Cavatappi, roasted garlic & rosemary cream with parmesan smashed sweet potato

 

Roasted Asparagus

Capriole goat cheese, radish, roasted shallot & lemon vinaigrette

 

Pimento Cheese, Benedictine and Collard Parmesan Dip

Crackers and flatbreads

 

Chef’s Entrees

Bourbon Citrus Salmon

 

Beef Short Ribs

Sorghum & soy glaze

 

Bourbon Sorghum Glazed Turkey

Spiked peaches

 

Sautéed Chicken Breast

Bourbon honey pan sauce

 

Cheese Tortellini

Country ham and apples

 

Chef’s Desserts

Warm Chocolate Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream

Warm Fruit Cobbler

 

145 Kentucky Derby At-Home Party Menu

 

Meatball, Cucumber & Mint Skewers

Yogurt dipping

 

Grilled Figs with Blue Cheese Mousse & Toasted Walnuts

Chilled Derby Day Shrimp & Pasta Salad

Mini Biscuit Sandwiches

Pimento cheese, benedictine and collard parmesan spreads

 

Slow Cooker Short Ribs with Henry Bain Sauce

Creamy cheese grits

 

Chicken Wings Grilled & Glazed

Bourbon honey pan sauce

 

Bourbon Chocolate Caramel and Mousse

Served in mason jars

 

Mini Fruit Hand Pies

 

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