And while you can experience all the excitement and action of the “fastest two minutes in sports” at Borgata’s Racebook, keep one thing in mind.
The Kentucky Derby has endured because it is much more than a simple horse race.
The derby exemplifies a sense of style and southern charm that has been preserved down for decades. As much as it’s about 3-year-old thoroughbreds, it’s also about mint juleps and traditional Kentucky cuisine. When they play “My Old Kentucky Home” at Churchill Downs, there’s 142 years of tradition on display.
And Friday, May 6 – which is also the day the Kentucky Oaks is run – Old Homestead will become my Old Kentucky Homestead by teaming up with Kentucky bourbon distillers Woodford Reserve to present the Woodford Reserve Kentucky Dinner as part of the Savor Borgata Culinary Series.
We invite all you “southern” gentleman and ladies to join restaurateurs Greg and Marc Sherry as they host the event and enjoy featured Woodford Reserve Bourbon pairings to complement a four-course dinner prepared by Old Homestead Steakhouse Executive Chef, Romeo Dibona.
And ladies, feel free to express your inner Southern Belle by showing off your favorite hats. A prize will even be awarded for the woman in the best hat.
The menu for the Woodford Reserve Kentucky Dinner features and array of southern specialties:
Woodford Reserve Mint Julep
Waffles, Honey, Derby Slaw, Homestead Tea
Shrimp and Grits
Southern Spiced with Fried Green Tomatoes
Drunken Rib Eye
Cajun Oil, Browned Butter Whipped Potato
Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
Southern Red Velvet Cake
Cream Cheese Frosting, Double Chocolate Ice Cream
For one night, Atlantic City will become Louisville, Kentucky as Old Homestead and Woodford Reserve serve up a meal worthy of 142 years of tradition. Start this year’s race for the Triple Crown in style – at Borgata.