Eater Louisville asked many of the city's chefs, "What's your Kentucky Derby pick?" Here are their responses.
·Damaris Phillips, Food Network Star season 9 contestant, culinary arts instructor at Jefferson Community and Technical College: I'm placing a $20 exacta box on Mylute (#6) and Charming Kitten (#15). Mylute because of he jockey and Charming Kitten because I imagine there is an 8-year-old somewhere pumped that the horse she named is running in the Derby.
·Kevin Ashworth, MilkWood: Revolutionary and Golden Soul
·Anthony Lamas, Seviche: A Latin Restaurant: Any of the Latino Jockeys! Especially Velazquez. [That'd be Verrazano.]
·Paul Skulas, Holy Grale: "All of it on Falling Sky. No real reason, just a name of a farm in Arkansas."
·One of the SuperChefs: Revolutionary
·Geoffrey Heyde, Village Anchor: 9 Overanalyze, #7 Giant Finish, and #4 Golden Soul
·Laurent Géroli, The Brown Hotel: Revolutionary.
·Ryan Rogers, Feast BBQ: Overanalyze. R jockey silk and my motto in life.
·Jesse Huot, Grind Gourmet Burger Truck: For the Derby, I go simple win, place, show. So for Saturday, based on a few articles I only read half of, I'm going with Black Onyx for win, Orb for place, Verrazano for show. To go with that, I'll divide the rest of my derby day budget evenly and put it on Revolutionary, Overanalyze, and Golden Soul. At that point in the day, the money is better spent betting on horses than getting more juleps, right?
·Tyler Powell , St. Charles Exchange: Goldencents
·John Varanese, Varanese: Mylute
·Levon Wallace, Proof on Main: Goldencents, Itsmyluckyday
·Tyler Morris, Rye on Market: Overanalyze
·Bonus pick—Sarah Grueneberg, Chicago's Spiaggia, special guest chef in The Mansion: Charming Kitten and Orb
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[Photo: Charming Kitten, Courtesy Churchill Downs]