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Breeders' Cup Announces 2016 Taste of the World Event

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

LOS ANGELES (October 18, 2016)Breeders’ Cup today announced highlights of the sixth annual Taste of the World, one of the most exclusive, highly anticipated entertainment events surrounding the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Taking place Thursday, November 3, this year’s Taste of the World event will be hosted by Breeders’ Cup Ambassador and horseman Bobby Flay at the historical Warner Bros. Studios. Throughout the Hollywood glamour themed evening, guests will sample dishes from fifteen world-renowned chefs while enjoying live entertainment from the Neil Diamond tribute band, Super Diamond.

Reflecting the international appeal of Breeders’ Cup, each chef at Taste of the World will prepare a dish inspired by their country’s cuisine for over 1,200 guests, including breeders, owners and trainers – all of whom are in town to participate in the 2016 World Championships. The impressive roster of chefs includes Raymond Garcia of Broken Spanish, Jared Levy of Eveleigh, Fernando Darin of Ray’s and Stark Bar, Roger Mooking of Twist by Roger Mooking, Susan Feniger of Border Grill, Tony Esnault of Church and State, Hans Röckenwagner of Röckenwagner Café, Christopher Shane Chan Yai Ching of Nobu Caesars Palace, Michael Frauenheim of Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood, Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster Harlem, Ben Ford of Ford’s Filling Station, Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille, Norah Briceño of Mil Jugos, Alex Sarkissian, of Momed, and Good Food Ireland chefs Ed Cooney of Dublin's luxurious The Merrion Hotel and Martin Shanahan of Fishy Restaurant in Cork. The event will also feature pairings by 14 Hands Winery, Kendall-Jackson, Maker’s Mark®, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Stella Artois, as well as a dessert station featuring Goodie Girls’ Breeders’ Cupcake Collection.

“Taste of the World has always been a highlight of the Breeders’ Cup because it brings stars of the culinary industry together with the stars of horseracing,” says Craig Fravel, President and CEO of the Breeders’ Cup. “The Hollywood glamour and spectacular setting of Warner Bros. Studios will make this a truly special evening and reinforces Breeders’ Cup’s commitment to combine world-class horseracing with the best in hospitality and entertainment.”

The fifteen countries will be represented by the following renowned chefs:

ARGENTINA
Raymond Garcia, Broken Spanish (Los Angeles)

AUSTRALIA
Jared Levy, Eveleigh (Los Angeles)

BRAZIL
Fernando Darin, Ray’s and Stark Bar (Los Angeles)

CANADA
Roger Mooking, Twist by Roger Mooking (Toronto)

CHILE
Susan Feniger, Border Grill (Los Angeles)

FRANCE
Tony Esnault, Church & State (Los Angeles)

GERMANY
Hans Röckenwagner, Röckenwagner Cafe (Los Angeles)

IRELAND
Good Food Ireland

JAPAN
Christopher Shane Chan Yai Ching, Nobu Caesars Palace (Las Vegas)

NEW ZEALAND
Michael Frauenheim, Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood (Las Vegas)

SOUTH AFRICA
Marcus Samuelsson, Red Rooster Harlem (NYC)

U.A.E.
Alex Sarkissian, Momed (Beverly Hills)

UNITED KINGDOM
Ben Ford, Ford’s Filling Station (Los Angles)

UNITED STATES
Jeffrey Strauss, Pamplemousse Grille (Solana Beach)

VENEZUELA
Norah Briceño, Mil Jugos (Orange County)
Martin Shanahan, Fishy Fishy (Kinsale, Co. Cork)
Ed Cooney, The Merrion Hotel (Dublin)

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