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Matters of Taste: a swellegant weekend at the Kentucky Derby

Prospect's food columnist runs through the joys of bourbon at brunch and day long sugar highs

By Wendell Steavenson  

“Kentucky Derby weekend is about never slowing down.” © Velo Steve

There is no finer place to find yourself on the first weekend in May than Kentucky. I landed in a throng of giant hat boxes bumping through the arrivals hall at Louisville airport. Spring was green all over and the dogwood was in bloom. My taxi drove through stone gateposts and up a long curving drive to a grand and columned mansion and deposited me in the middle of a cocktail party. A banjo trio were playing in one…

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