An Evening at 1808

Yesterday one of my Twitter foodie friends alerted me to a fundraiser dinner taking place at The Hutton Hotel tomorrow night, June 16th. Once I saw the menu, the price, and the cause, I knew I needed to tell as many people as possible. This is just too good to pass up.

It just so happens that some friends and I had the pleasure of dining at 1808 Grille in the Hutton Hotel less than a week ago, and we ate several things that are included on this very special dinner menu.

Golden Beet & Pink Grapefruit
grilled radicchio, scallion, citrus vinaigrette

The bright flavors mirrored the vibrant colors in this cool, refreshing salad

Bronzed Quail Breast*
kohlrabi nest, fried quail egg

This dish was not something I would typically have ordered, but I’m so glad I got the opportunity to try it. I didn’t leave a morsel behind on the plate!

And then there was the star of the show, the one item I unfortunately didn’t take a photo of:

Middle Eastern Spiced Lamb T-bone
orange harissa glaze, english cucumber and pea tendril salad
I want to kick myself for forgetting to get out my camera for this one. To be completely honest, at this point of the meal I was on my 2nd martini, was enthralled with the conversation around me, and distracted by celebrities I could see out of the corner of my eye. So forgive me and believe me when I say it was truly incredible. My friend Charmaine and I agreed, it might have been the best lamb either of us had ever eaten!

So there’s a brief look at some of the dishes I enjoyed at 1808 last week. All of these and many more are available at tomorrow night’s fundraiser dinner. Click here to see the complete menu. After you take a moment to look it over, if that doesn’t immediately have you calling for reservations, then perhaps the reason behind the dinner will.

Several employees of the Hutton were directly affected by the recent flood, so their co-workers decided to host this fundraiser to give them a hand in rebuilding their homes. All of the proceeds of the dinner go directly to these victims of the flood. That’s right– 100% of the proceeds!

Seriously, if there is any way possible you can make it tomorrow night, I highly, highly encourage it. At the incredible price of $50 for 4 courses it is a screaming deal, and more importantly, all going for a good cause.

1808 Grille at The Hutton Hotel
1808 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
Reservations recommended
For more information on the dinner, click here.

*Note that the photo of the quail dish is a slightly different serving style and smaller portion than what is offered on the dinner menu