Sunday, May 07, 2006

Park Avenue Country Club - Number One With A Bulleit

It was the Kentucky Derby on Saturday and that meant three things: big hats, bit purses and big ol’ bottles of bourbon. Bulleit Bourbon hosted quite the affair for a packed house of equestrian aficionados and there’s nothing like seeing hundred of bottles of free booze to pre-warm the gullet. Although there were pitchers full of pre-made mint julep and spiked lemonade, I decided to drink my bourbon straight. Since I am accustomed to drinking well whiskey, this was a treat. Smooth and smoky, the bourbon went down easy and warmed me up from head to toe. The food was sparse, but the chicken wings complimented the drinks perfectly. Fried perfectly and tossed with the right amount of sauce, the meat was tender, crispy and sweet. All in all it was a great afternoon, but I didn’t pay much attention to the race. I’m not sure who won, but for those who missed it I think it was Papa’s Moustache just narrowly beating out Lightning Bolt in the closest race ever recorded. Until next year people, keep on drinking.

Park Avenue Country Club is located at 381 Park Avenue South in New York City.

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