Mint Juleps are the traditional Kentucky Derby Day cocktail, and have often been featured in a variety of forms at Polo on the Lawns‘, north Texas premier Kentucky Derby Day charity event. While Prestonwood Polo Clubs resident caterer Chef Frederico Vizcarro will certainly have mint juleps available in the pavilion bar, attendees will sip Bon Affair Spritzers during the traditional champagne divot stomp. Bon Affair spritzers are the healthier alternative to wine, says the brainchild of “winetreprenuer” Jayla Siciliano. After traveling often for business where lots of wine was consumed during business dinners, Jayla wanted a ‘lighter, everyday wine option that fit her professional, healthy lifestyle’. Her solution was Wine spritzers. She says the effects were great—she felt lighter on her feet, hydrated, and better the next morning. But bar-made wine spritzers didn’t taste so great. Jayla quit her job to create a better, modern spritzer worthy of America’s awesome wine culture. Between MBA classes, she consulted beverage experts. The spritzers had to share her values—real wine, all-natural, zero added sugar. She added electrolytes for hydration. After four years, Bon Affair was fully realized—a red wine spritzer (Syrah) and white wine spritzer (Sauvignon Blanc). With a product she believed in, Jayla went to the Sharks. On an episode of ABC’s Shark Tank she presented her pitch and Texas own Mark Cuban believed in it enough to invest. Bon Affair was first available in Southern California Whole Foods, Albertsons, Nordstroms, and in 43 states via Amazon, and can now be found in Texas at Specs, Total Wine, Albertsons and now Prestonwood Polo Club.
Big things Jayla says she wants to do with Bon Affair include “partnering with organizations to make a difference, inspire and help people live happy, healthier lives, spend more time outdoors with people and do good.” What better way to accomplish all of those things than to partner with the Ladies Polo Auxiliary at Prestonwood Polo Club and their mission of “raising funds and awareness for women’s and children’s causes through the Sport of Kings- Polo! This years Polo on the Lawn beneficiary, Café Momentum gives hope, job skills and life skills to young men assigned to the Dallas County Youth Village and deemed unsalvageable by society, trapped in a cycle of crime and punishment. Seasoned professionals, Executive Director Chad Houser, Executive Chef de Cuisine, Eric Shelton, and Executive Sous Chef, Justin Box beg to differ. They provide a culture of learning, while dishing up some of the most creative plates in Dallas. Join them for a unique Kentucky Derby day experience at the 14th annual Polo on the Lawn. The family friendly event features Best Dressed, Hat, Picnic and Tailgate contests with prizes, Kentucky Derby simulcast on flat screens, live thoroughbred action with two polo matches, silent auction, bounce house for kids, and live music featuring Eric Reagan Dorton.
WHEN: Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 3 – 8 p.m.
Prestonwood Polo and Country Club
525 Yacht Club Road
Oak Point Texas, 75068
TICKETS: $45 General admission. $100 VIP. Please click here to purchase tickets.