“This isn’t about going back. This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it. Because you never know how far you can go until you run.”
~From Secretariat

Visitors flock to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May to watch thoroughbred horses compete along 1 and ¼ miles of racetrack. Cold drinks and and elegant hats line the raceway as fans enjoy themselves and stay cool. The Derby stands alone as one of the most fashionable events in all of sports. Leading the fashion are hats, of all shapes and sizes. One part Southern tradition and one part art exhibit, the hats of the Kentucky Derby are as iconic as the race itself. In recognition of this tradition, tea guests sporting their best headwear can win prizes this month. If you would like, men, sport your derbies and bow ties and ladies wear your most sensational millinery creations and step on in! If you’re not going to be at the 2018 Kentucky Derby, at this tea, you can still enjoy all its’ Southern charm and excitement.

Our classic menu will include:

  • Hot Buttermilk Biscuits with Butter and Fruit Preserves,
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad with House Made Ranch Dressing,
  • Classic Pimiento Cheese Stuffed Celery,
  • Tangy Deviled Eggs,
  • Kentucky Hot Brown Bites,
  • Cucumber Tea Sandwiches,
  • Mint Julep Brownies,
  • Kentucky Butter Crunch Cake, and
  • Marianne’s Prize Winning, Southern Pecan Pie with Whipped Cream.

A final note of interest: Please note that Ohio law does not allow horses in eating houses. This law is still on the books today!

Fridays and Sundays,
May 4th, through May 22nd
Two Seatings:
11:00 ~ 1:00 & 2:30 ~ 4:30
By Reservation Only