6th Annual Derby Day Races into Four Seasons Hotel Austin

Published on : Saturday, April 23, 2016

cq5dam.web.press.400.keepaspectratio (1)Four Seasons Hotel Austin is turning “the most exciting two minutes in sports” into three full hours of fun with the return of its Kentucky Derby Day event in the Lobby Lounge.

 

Now in its sixth year, Derby Day will take place Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 3:00 pm until the (hopefully) photo finish of the annual Churchill Downs race. In Austin, guests are invited to get into the racing spirit in the festive environment of the Lobby Lounge, where signature cocktails, friendly wagers, giveaways and costume contests will keep revellers entertained all afternoon long.

 

In addition to a build-your-own Mint Julep Bar, the Lobby Lounge will feature two Derby-inspired signature drinks:

Blackberry-Basil Julep (USD 14) – a delicious take on the more traditional tipple, the Blackberry-Basil Julep features Basil Hayden bourbon, blackberries and housemade blackberry-basil syrup.

 
Kentucky Mule (USD 14) – this race-related riff on the Moscow Mule mixes Maker’s Mark bourbon, lime, ginger beer and mint.The day’s food specials will also pay homage to the unique tastes of the bluegrass state. Heartier appetites can dig into Chef James Flowers’ burgoo, a traditional Kentucky stew made with a variety of fresh meat and vegetables, while comfort food fans will enjoy the Kentucky Hot Brown sandwich with smoked turkey and house-smoked bacon topped with cream gravy. For lighter appetites and more refined tastes, tea sandwiches will also be available. Lastly, those with a sweet tooth won’t want to miss the bourbon bon bons, made with Maker’s Mark chocolate ice cream dipped in Valrhona dark chocolate.

 

Aside from the food, attendees will thrill to exciting trivia prizes and contests, including the always-popular Best Seersucker Suit and Best Hat awards. Given to the male and female, respectively, dressed with the most Derby spirit, contest winners will take home a sterling silver mint julep cup, which can be brought to the Lobby Lounge for a complimentary cocktail once a month until next year’s race.

 

Although everyone is encouraged to dress to impress, guests in everyday attire can still get into the betting action with the Trifecta Contest. For each USD 5 buy-in, bettors can select their first, second and third place competitors, with the entrant closest to the winning top three – in the order they finish – receiving a luxurious one-night stay at Four Seasons Hotel Austin. All betting proceeds will benefit Make a Wish of Central & South Texas.

 

Source:-Four Seasons

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 03 itb-asia 2017
  • 04 Imex America 2017
  • 10 Globalwellnesssummit 2017
  • 10 thehotelshow 2017
  • 11 hospitalityaward 2017
  • 12 theleisureshow 17
  • 12 TTF17
  • 13 Frontiers Forum 2017
  • 14 bltm 2017
  • 14 patatravelmart 2017
  • 15 amsummit-ind 2017
  • 15 leisure 17
  • 16 Aviation Festival 2017
  • 16 OTDYKH 2017
  • 16 SKAL 17
  • 17 thincindonesia 2017
  • 17 worldmiceday 2017
  • 18 worldmiceday 2017
  • 19 IITM
  • 19 itehcmc 2017
  • 19 TTG Incontri 2017
  • 20 hmasummit  2017
  • 21 hoteltechhk 17
  • 43 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com