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So, y’all know the Kentucky Derby is the first Saturday in May and many of you are planning the big Derby hats and parties for that weekend.

This year, for the very first time, Churchill Downs Executive Chef David Danielson has created an official at-home Derby party menu, featuring easy-to-make variations of the official dishes that will be served at Churchill Downs on Derby day!

The Menu:

Meatball, Cucumber & Mint Skewers w/ Yogurt dipping

Grilled Figs with Blue Cheese Mousse & Toasted Walnuts

Chilled Derby Day Shrimp & Pasta Salad

Mini Biscuit Sandwiches w/Pimento cheese, benedictine and collard parmesan spreads

Slow Cooker Short Ribs with Henry Bain Sauce w/Creamy cheese grits

Chicken Wings Grilled & Glazed Bourbon honey pan sauce

Bourbon Chocolate Caramel and Mousse served in mason jars >>

Mini Fruit Hand Pies