Butchertown Grocery hosts red carpet Derby event
Butchertown Grocery will host its first Kentucky Derby party Saturday, May 7 from 7 p.m. to midnight. In honor of the 142nd Run for the Roses, a red carpet step-and-repeat will welcome guests inside the chic eatery for an upscale post-race celebration with cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres in the downstairs dining room, and live music and a variety of action stations in the upstairs bar. A portion of the proceeds from the evening’s festivities will benefit neighboring non-profits, Home of the Innocents and the soon-to-open Hildegard House. Tickets are $125 per person, including food and one welcome cocktail. Cash bars will be open on both levels of the restaurant.
2016 Derby party menu includes:
Downstairs dining room
- Diver scallops crudo with citrus, steel caviar and apricot sea salt
- Berkshire pork belly with bourbon barrel sorghum and smoked sea salt
- Catelli Brothers lamb with 12-year-aged balsamic and Pecorino Romano
- Fried morel mushrooms with black truffle aioli
- Blue Point oyster with bourbon mignonette lemon and basil
- Cheese and charcuterie with olives, pickles, mustards, and bread
- Short ribs with grits and early summer vegetables
- Popcorn-dusted Alaskan halibut with black truffle cream corn, and grape and radish salad
- Shaved kale salad with black currants, roasted beets, citrus, and white anchovy dressing
- Bananas Foster with vanilla bean ice cream
About Home of the Innocents:
Home of the Innocents is a non-profit organization that provides medical services, short and long-term residential care, and educational support for children who have faced severe crises. homeoftheinnocents.org.
About Hildegard House:
Located in the historic Butchertown neighborhood, Hildegard House will provide short-term, end-of-life care and residence for individuals in need of a place to stay. Hildegard House will soon be Louisville’s first and only comfort care home. hildegardhouse.org
About Butchertown Grocery:
Located at 1076 E. Washington St. in a century old former grocery store, Butchertown Grocery embodies the artsy soulfulness of the surrounding historic neighborhood. Co-owned by chef Bobby Benjamin, My Morning Jacket drummer Patrick Hallahan and high-stakes lawyer Jon Salomon, the two-story stylish eatery offers a downstairs restaurant and upstairs urbane bar that doubles as a performance space. Diners enjoy Benjamin’s refined yet approachable food in a sophisticated comfortable atmosphere fit for a business lunch, laid-back brunch, after-midnight snack, impromptu performance, or superbly crafted cocktail. Butchertown Grocery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with bar hours until 4 a.m.
For more information or to reserve tickets call 502-742-8315 or visit butchertowngrocery.com