The rolling hills surrounding Lexington, Kentucky—some of the country's most expensive rural real estate—are used primarily for Thoroughbred grazing. "But outside that 15-mile ring are great farms," says Amber Huffman, the Jackson family's private chef. She features farmers' market lettuces here, which get warmed by roasted asparagus. More Green Salads
Few wines pair well with asparagus, but Sauvignon Blanc is an exception—the variety's grassy, herbal notes complement asparagus's strong flavor (asparagus tends to make reds taste very bitter) and make a great partner for this springtime salad.