The 38th Taste of the Bluegrass, sponsored by Quantrell Auto Group, was held on Friday, May 18, 2018, at Keeneland’s Keene Barn and Entertainment Center.

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Winners – Judge’s Choice Awards

Best Appetizer – Babalu Tapas & Tacos – Guacamole and Chips
Best Fine Dining Entrée – Keeneland Hospitality – Bourbon “Sticky” Chicken with Scallions & Basmati Rice
Best Casual Dining Entrée – City Barbeque – Beef Brisket
Best Entrée from a Culinary Institute, Catering or Specialty Shop – Sullivan University National Center for Hospitality Studies – House-Cured Brisket with Cold Pickled Relish
Best Side – Murray’s Cheese – Watermelon & Feta with Herbs Salad with “Blushing” Vinaigrette
Best Dessert – Carson’s Food & Drink – Banana Bourbon Bread Pudding
Best Bourbon – Four Roses Distillery – Four Roses Single Barrel
Best Spirit – Rivulet Liqueur – Artisan Pecan Liqueur
Best Beer – West Sixth Brewing – Cerveza Mexican Lager
Best Wine – Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits – Robert Mondavi Private selection Bourbon Barrel Chardonnay
Best Non-Alcoholic Beverage – John Conti Coffee – CONTEA Premium Quality Tea
Best Decorated Booth – Tinker’s Cake Shop

Winners – People’s Choice Awards

Best Appetizer – Bluegrass Hospitality Group – Bacon in a Class
Best Entrée – Creaux – Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
Best Side – Joella’s Hot Chicken – Mac & Cheese
Best Dessert – Nothing Bundt Cakes – Assorted Bundt Cakes
Best Bourbon – Four Roses Distillery
Best Spirit – Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur
Best Beer – Blue Stallion Brewing Co. – Maibock Lager
Best Wine – Scotto Cellars
Best Non-Alcoholic Beverage – Ted’s Montana Grill – Lemonade
Best Decorated Booth – Edible Arrangements

Thanks to all of our vendors!

Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling
Babalu Tapas and Tacos
Blue Stallion Brewing Co.
Bluegrass Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Bluegrass Fine Arts Chocolates
Bluegrass Hospitality Group
Braxton Brewing Co.
Broken Shed New Zealand Vodka
Carson’s Food & Drink
Castle & Key Distillery
City Barbeque
Clark Distributing Co., Inc.
Cork & Barrel
Country Boy Brewing
Crank & Boom Ice Cream Lounge

Dad’s Favorites
DV8 Kitchen
Edible Arrangements
Ethereal Brewing
Four Roses Distillery
Giuseppe’s Ristorante Italiano
Goodfella’s Pizzeria
Howard’s Creek Authentic Beer Cheese
Hunt Brothers Pizza
Jarfly Brewing Company
Joella’s Hot Chicken
John Conti Coffee
JW’s Steakhouse at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
Keeneland Hospitality
Kentucky Eagle, Inc.
Louisiana Passion Catering
Mi Pequeña Hacienda
Mirror Twin Brewing Co.
Murray’s Cheese – Exclusively at Kroger
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Oscar Diggs
Pivot Brewing
Red Light Kitchen & Lounge
Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur
Rock House Brewing
Rooster Brewing
Saul Good Restaurant & Pub
Scotto Cellars
Shakespeare and Co.
Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits
Sullivan University National Center for Hospitality Studies
Sweet Lilu’s
Ted’s Montana Grill
Tinker’s Cake Shop
Viburnum Valley Farm Confections
West Sixth Brewing

Whole Foods Market
Wildcat Mountain Cheese