Taster's Choice - The Best Place in Lexington to Watch the Derby
Saturday, May 5, 2018 | Virginia Horse Center

About the Event

Taster's Choice is Lexington's premier viewing party for the Kentucky Derby.

Now in it's 32nd 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 fourth year, Taster's Choice has paired with the Kentucky Derby, to include a viewing of the 144th 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 scholarship given to families in need last year were essential to early learning in our area.

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