June 1st Event to Feature 5 Courses, Cooking Demonstrations, Wine Pairings

May 27, 2014. Louisville, KY.   Vincenzo and Agostino Gabriele will host their third annual “Evening at Vincenzo’s” fund-raiser for the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation on Sunday, June 1.  The elegant event will be held at Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant, 150 South Fifth St. The benefit, which is open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails on the patio, followed by hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert at 7 p.m.

“We’re looking forward to another delectable five-course meal prepared by the Gabriele brothers,” said Rip Hatfield, 2014 Chair of the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation. “This event is one of the Festival’s best kept secrets and it’s for a great cause. Proceeds from the event will help the Foundation to continue its mission of supporting charities around our community.”

Tickets cost $1,700 for a VIP Table of 10 or $150 per person.   Guests will be chosen from the VIP tables to be a “Guest Chef or Guest Sommelier” for the evening. Dress is business casual; the deadline for reservations is May 30. For tickets, call the Kentucky Derby Festival office at (502) 572-3856. A portion of the ticket cost is tax-deductible.

The Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation, a 501 C 3 not-for-profit charity, receives and manages charitable contributions on behalf of the Kentucky Derby Festival, Inc., its supporters and the general public. The Foundation perpetuates the Festival’s impact on the community by developing projects that highlight the Festival’s influence on the area’s cultural heritage.  It works to further the Festival’s educational and charitable mission through exhibitions and performances.