Taster's Choice is Lexington's premier viewing party for the Kentucky Derby.
Now in it's 33rd year, Taster's Choice features food prepared by more than 15 professional chefs from the Lexington area. Food, beer, and wine are all included in the cost of admission. The event also features a silent and live auction that provides attendees the opportunity to purchase bargain packages involving lake vacations, golf getaways, fine dining, and more — a perfect opportunity to plan for a Mother's Day or Father's Day surprise!
For the fifth year, Taster's Choice has paired with the Kentucky Derby, to include a viewing of the 145th Run for the Roses, a prize for picking the winning horse, Mint Julep cocktails, and a best hat competition.
The event is an annual fundraiser for Yellow Brick Road Early Learning Center, which serves 90 students from the Lexington/Rockbridge area, ranging from infant to pre-k. Taster's Choice helps fund scholarships to give low to middle income parents access to quality early childhood development for their children while they work. As the only licensed provider of infant care in the county, the 17 scholarships given to families in need last year were essential to early learning in our area.