My bubbly friend rocks in her one-of-a kind Derby hat from St. Barts.
On Saturday evening we celebrated the Kentucky Derby with 200 friends at Rockledge on Mill Mountain, Roanoke, Virginia.
Celebrity Bartender ~ Hunter Johnson, owner and mixologist Extraordinaire, Lucky and Fortunato Restaurants, Roanoke, Virginia, prepared these signature cocktails for us. JP Powell, owner, Lucky and Fortunato Restaurants and the fabulous Brittany Nicole Jones, mixologist, Lucky Restaurant, also donated their time and expertise at the “Lucky Celebrity Bar” that evening:
Festive Kentucky Derby Vest!
Hand-Painted Kentucky Derby Shoes!
Pink Flamingo Derby Socks!
Derby Day Gala at Rockledge Signature Welcome Prosecco ~ Via Del Milleri Extra Dry “Mille”~ 85% prosecco, 15% verdiso perdra and bianchetta grapes from Veneto region. Nice, affordable bubbly. Notes of bright green apple.
Gorgeous centerpiece ~ ornate sugar sculpture by Chef Extraordinaire John Schopp.
Derby Day Gala at Rockledge catering donated by the talented Southwest Virginia Chapter of the American Culinary Federation. Chapter President Ted Polfelt, Vice President Darla Mehrkens.
Happy Derby Day!