Living life between the barrel staves in Bourbon Country

High Hope Steeplechase 2012 Tailgate Party

El Hefe

The Kentucky Derby may be held on the first Saturday in May, but join us on on the third Sunday in May for the High Hope Steeplechase and our six time award winning tailgate party!

  • “Best Food” 2003 – Wasting Away Again In Margaritaville
  • “Best Food” 2006 – The Kentucky Bourbon Trail
  • “Best Theme” 2007 – The Tiki Bar Is Open
  • “Best Food” 2008 – Let Me Take You Down To Cabo
  • “Best Food” 2009 – Mardi Gras In May
  • “Best Food” 2011 – A Pirate Looks at Forty, featuring the High Hope Pirates of the Paddock

High Hope Steeplechase 11th Annual Tailgate Party – “Havana Daydreaming” (May 20th, 2012)

  • Papa Hemingway’s Bloody Mary – Ernest Hemingway’s very own cocktail recipe!
  • Pineapple Sage Daiquiri’s
  • Passionfruit “Fusion” Mojito’s
  • Blood Orange Sangria
  • Backdraft Brewery’s “Communist Lager”
  • Pinchos de Camorones (shrimp skewers) with Plantain and Habanero Salsa
  • Pinchos de Pollo (chicken skewers) with Cuban Barbecue Sauce
  • Cumin seasoned Pork with Blood Orange-Habanero Mojo and Cuban Slaw
  • Sofrito Potato Salad with Spanish Chorizo
  • Ensalada Cubana with Asparagus
  • Black Beans with Garlic and Bay Leaf over White Rice
  • Tropical Ambrosia Fruit Salad
  • Banana Rum Cake with Rum Caramel Sauce
  • Pineapple Lime Tarts

Ceilin’ fan it stirs the air
Cigar smoke does swirl
The fragrance on the pillowcase
And he thinks about the girl…
Spillin’ wine and sharin’ good times
She sure could make him smile
He pays her well but what the hell
He’ll be movin’ in a little while
Havana daydreamin’
Boy he’s just dreamin’
His life away

“Havana Daydreaming” lyrics by Jimmy Buffett

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