One of the most popular events at the Breeders’ Cup in recent years has been the Thursday night official VIP kick-off party, A Taste of the World, which brings together chefs from around the globe to indulge the palates of race participants. Eighteen international chefs will represent their home countries this year, enticing more than 1,300 guests with global cuisine paired with fine wines, beer and other adult beverages.
By invitation only, the event is exclusive to Breeders’ Cup owners, breeders, and trainers. Held this year at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, the 8th annual A Taste of the World will take place Thursday, Nov. 1
The chefs featured this year include Hugh Acheson of Five & Ten; Gerald Addison and Chris Morgan of Mayd n; Victoria Blamey, Ed Cooney, and Maurice Keller of Good Food Ireland; Sylvain Delpique of ’21’ Club; Anthony Lamas of Seviche; Angie Mar of The Beatrice Inn; Ouita Michel of Holly Hill Inn; Newman Miller of Star Hill Provisions; Jackson Rouse of Baüer Farm Kitchen; Jose Salazar of Salazar & Mita’s; Pierre Thiam of Teranga; Justin Wangler and Tracey Shepos Cenami of Jackson Family Wines; Emily Yuen of Bessou; and international television personality and cookbook author Grace Ramirez.
“A highlight of the weekend, Taste of the World offers the perfect setting for horsemen from around the world to join together in celebrating the camaraderie and competition of the Breeders’ Cup,” said Craig Fravel, President and CEO of the Breeders’ Cup. “The participating chefs of this year’s event are among the most talented culinary forces in the world. We are looking forward to enjoying their creations as we toast to the World Championships alongside the very individuals who make it such a spectacle.”