Top Chef alums visit LouisvilleKy’s Decca for late-night Derby Eve party May 5


Chef Annie Pettry hosts fellow contestants for Beats & Eats event in the Cellar Lounge
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 17, 2017) – – – Chef Annie Pettry will host fellow competitors from last season’s Top Chef: Charleston for a special Beats & Eats event in the Cellar Lounge at Decca Friday, May 5 from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Revelers can mingle with Katsuji Tanabe, Gerald Sombright, season winner Brooke Williamson and other surprise guests while enjoying old-school hip-hop music from DJ Ryan Rugger, drink specials and a one-night-only late-night menu of the chefs’ favorite snacks, all under $10. The Derby Eve event is free to attend.
Pettry competed on the most recent season of Top Chef filmed in Charleston, S.C. in the summer of 2016. She invited her friends and fellow contestants to attend the Kentucky Derby and celebrate the best of Kentucky at her restaurant during their stay. Top Chef fans will be able to chat with their favorite contestants and enjoy affordable food and drinks at this special event. Each visiting chef will design an item on the menu of bar foods, hangover helpers, and crave-worthy snacks.
Tucked in the basement of bustling NuLu restaurant Decca, the Cellar Lounge is a Louisville cocktail and music haven. With a focus on seasonality, the Cellar Lounge uses fresh-squeezed juices and house-made syrups and tinctures mixed with spirits from small-batch distilleries for expertly-crafted cocktails. Guests can eat and enjoy the full bar menu as well as the infamous “Five Dolla Holla,” a shot of bourbon and a can of beer for $5. Additional drink specials include select $5 draft beer and house wine and $6 Old Fashioned and Vodka Gimlet cocktails. The Top Chef-inspired late-night snack menu will be announced closer to the event.
About Decca:
With an ingredient-driven mindset and adventurous palate, chef Annie Pettry creates her own take on soulful American cuisine at her warm Louisville restaurant Decca, located at 812 E. Market St. A two-time Food & Wine “People’s Best New Chef” nominee, Pettry was named a “rising star” by Restaurant Hospitality and StarChefs, won Louisville’s Cochon 555 competition, and recently competed on “Top Chef: Charleston.” Decca makes its home in a historically renovated 1870’s building, and features two intimate dining rooms, a private dining room, an outdoor courtyard, and a beautiful brick and limestone cellar for libations and revelry. Decca is open Monday through Saturday from 5:30 to 10 p.m., with the Cellar Lounge open Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturdayfrom 5:30 p.m. to midnight. For more information, call 502-749-8128, visit or follow Decca on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.