The Friday before the Kentucky Derby is always quite an event day in Louisville, Ky. It’s the day of the Kentucky Oaks, a famous horse race run at Churchill Downs for the 3-year old Fillies. Fresh Chef Experience was so honored to have been chosen to prepare a Kentucky Oaks Brunch, as part of an auction item sold at the Kentucky Julep Ball, in support of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center located in Louisville, Ky. The brunch was held at the beautiful home of Martha and Ron Wolford on the morning of Friday, May 2nd in Prospect, Ky. Famous athletes were in attendance along with ladies in beautiful dresses and hats. I wish we could have taken photos of the food (and the beautiful attendees!) but we were so busy we just ran out of time. Here is the menu; who knows, these items may appear on our upcoming Breakfast and Brunch Experiences!

Kentucky Oaks Brunch, Friday, May 2nd at the home of
Martha Brown Wolford and Ron Wolford

Country Ham and Gruyere Cheese Quiche
Butter crust with egg & cream filling, sauté country ham and Gruyere cheese

Three Mushroom Quiche with Comte cheese
Sauteed shitake, cremini and oyster mushrooms in a butter crust with egg and cream filling

Kentucky Bib Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette
Dried cherries, roasted walnuts & KY bourbon vanilla sorghum with walnut oil vinaigrette

Sorghum Butter Baked Grits
KY Weisenberger white grits with sorghum butter & horseradish

Pink Peppercorn Bacon
Thick-cut apple wood smoked bacon with pink and black peppercorns

Lemon Yogurt Cake with Berries in Mint Syrup
Lemon cake served with raspberries, blackberries and blueberries in fresh mint syrup

Cardamom Spiced Crumb Cake
Moist cake topped with a generous layer of cardamom spiced pecan crumbs and vanilla glaze

Fresh Coffee – Mimosas – Orange Juice – Bloody Marys