|Ralph Steadman's "Kentucky Derby 1970"|
Who's heard of Derby Pie? For some reason I assumed it would have apples in it. Maybe because its name reminds me of a popular term from my horseback riding days: Road Apples.
Derby Pie, in case you were wondering, is a chocolate walnut tart whose common substitution is pecans. Now chocolate pecan pie is the bee's knees, but Derby Pie has one up on it, and that's the addition of Kentucky Bourbon.
Derby Day is for decadence; pie, juleps and glamor, at least two of which will be the scene at the Junior League's 13th annual Food and Wine Festival. This year's theme is "Derby Day Affair."
My friends over at the Junior League of San Diego know I have a big mouth and asked for my help in promoting their event. I said yes because it sounds fun and benefits the kids. This is the Junior League's big-time fundraising event with proceeds going to support "transitional age foster youth and improving the health and nutrition of San Diego's children." So brush off your khaki, dudes, and chicks, get your derby dresses ready for a frolic in Ellen Scripps Browning Park at the La Jolla Cove from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 4.
A) See above. B-Z) Raffle prizes; a live viewing of the Run for the Roses; and best hat and best dressed couple competition; unlimited tastings and gulps from over 50 local restaurants including Oceanaire, Whisknladle, Herringbone, Truluck’s, Donovan’s, Stone Brewing Company and Green Flash.
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