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Menu announced for 142nd Kentucky Derby showcases unique southern flavors

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Churchill Downs has announced the official menu for the 142nd Kentucky Derby.

The menu was selected by "local farmers and international partners" to showcase southern flavors with a twist.

"Local sourcing is as much of a tradition at the Kentucky Derby as the mint julep," said Chef David Danielson, the executive chef for Churchill Downs Racetrack since 2013.

"Our first objective when crafting the menu is to spotlight the taste of the south by reinterpreting the bounty of local farms and producers and then instilling touches of international delicacies."

Here's the full menu:

Chef's Appetizers

Black and Blue Salad 
Heirloom spinach, chicory, blackberry, blue cheese, toasted pecan

Garden Salad of Petit Lettuce Gems 
An array of baby lettuces, lemon poppy seed dressing

Watermelon Radish Salad 
Arugula, almond and mint with Riesling vinaigrette

Chef's Sides

Green Beans 
 Louisville sorghum and bourbon smoked sesame seeds

Bourbon Pickled Peaches

Chef's Entrees

Shrimp and Grits 
Louisville smoked grits and tasso gravy

Roasted Chicken Breast 
Moonshine spiked raisin sauce 

New York Strip Loin 
Truffle sea salt crust

Smoked Turkey & Brie 
Apple butter on rosemary bread

Chef's Desserts

Blackberry Cobbler with Lemon-Rosemary Biscuit Top

White and Dark Chocolate Verrine

Warm Chocolate Crepes, Bourbon Ball Ice Cream & Caramel Pecan Sauce

Bourbon Crème Brulee Tart

The Derby will be run on May 7.

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