Joan’s Trifecta

In about three weeks, the whole world will converge on our beautiful city when we host the 
Kentucky Derby.  Eleven months out of the year, Louisville is like any mid-size town.  But, when April comes, the excitement builds as we enjoy the many events leading up to the first Saturday in May.  
Just a horse race, you say?
Hardly!  From Thunder Over Louisville, one of the largest fireworks display in the world, to the 
Great Balloon Race and Pegesus Parade it’s a month long celebration. 
It’s also a great excuse to dress up and entertain!
Here’s my first entry in the winning TRIFECTA,  
whether your Derby gathering is in Louisville or LA.
Louisville has a reputation for being a  "Foodie" town and our panache for fabulous spreads is no exception. Using the freshest seasonal ingredients I can find, I like to serve traditional Derby fare that celebrates our rich culinary heritage. My sure bet? Country ham biscuits with orange marmalade, oven roasted asparagus, corn pudding and yes, 
warm Derby Pie!
It goes with saying, the mint julep is the quintessential Derby drink.  I always serve them in silver julep cups with a fresh mint spring.  Made the old fashioned way, with simple syrup and crushed mint,
 it doesn’t get any better. 
Watch for my next entry in the winning TRIFECTA!


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