May 2, 2015

Kentucky Derby Party


Celebrate the greatest two minutes in sports at the hottest party of the season, “Hats & Horses”.  Join McCord Gallery & Cultural Center on Saturday, May 2nd and celebrate the 141st Kentucky Derby at the Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens.

This special event will feature food from highly acclaimed Big Hatt Gourmet.  Executive chef and owner, Craig Bell will be on hand to present his southern specialties. Come out and learn more about candied bacon brittle, pulled pork with bourbon sauce, Kentucky hot browns, shrimp wow wow, pappadew peppers and more.

Chef Bell is an unabashed BBQ man at heart, Big Hatt Gourmet is his catalyst for changing the perception of the outdoor grill by combining his classical techniques with modern cooking styles to elevate barbecuing to a high-end culinary experience — without the pretense. Don’t miss this culinary experience especially with mint juleps included.

Meet some new friends, wear a fabulous hat and support the McCord Gallery & Cultural Center. The festivities will begin at 3 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person and include drinks, food, live music. There will be pre-race festivities, race viewing and more. Bow ties and fancy hats encouraged.

Start: May 2, 2015 3:00 pm
End: May 2, 2015 6:00 pm
Venue: Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens
Phone: 708.361.1873
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7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL, United States, 60463
Cost: $75
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