LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs Racetrack announced Tuesday the official menus of the 146th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. Poised to deliver a parade of delicious specialties along with fresh takes on classic Kentucky fare, this year’s menus will once again prove the Kentucky Derby to be more than just The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.
This year, Churchill Downs is making it easier than ever for fans nationwide to partake in the tradition from the comfort of their own homes and indulge in authentic Kentucky flavors and ingredients.
For the second consecutive year, Churchill Downs’ Executive Chef David Danielson has created an accompanying at-home Derby menu, featuring unique, easy-to-make versions of the dishes he prepares for the racetrack’s dining rooms. Enjoying the Kentucky Derby at home is the perfect occasion for foodies everywhere to indulge in good food and drink, while bringing a taste of the racetrack’s iconic cuisine into their homes. From Sweet Potato Hummus to Henry Bain Steak Burger Sliders and Bourbon Rice Crispy Treats, the at-home selections present a Triple Crown-worthy spread of festive recipes that pair perfectly with Woodford Reserve Bourbon.
To create this year’s signature at-home menu, Churchill Downs conducted a nationwide search for its first-ever ‘Official Menu Taste Tester,’ encouraging culinary connoisseurs to apply by submitting their favorite original Derby recipe. The winning recipe, Edamame Succotash with Mint Vinaigrette, earned a highly coveted spot on this year’s at-home menu, alongside several other specially crafted dishes rooted in Kentucky flavor.
“The Kentucky Derby is a nationwide tradition that reaches far beyond the gates of Churchill Downs,” said Danielson. “With more fans watching from home this year, I was inspired to curate a menu of easy-to-make, at-home dishes that are a true reflection of the classics Derby-goers crave, so anyone can partake in the culinary festivities of the day.”