On the Calendar for September 2013


Golden Harvest Dinner

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
6 pm

The Grange at Green Door Gourmet
7011 River Road Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

Cost: $125 for James Beard members, $175 for non-members

Typically my calendar roundups are a listing of events that I’m planning to attend personally (or at least hopeful to). Unfortunately this upcoming James Beard Foundation dinner is one that doesn’t jive with my schedule, and after seeing photos of the space and the menu, I’m soooo sad I can’t make it! Alas, I’m sharing with you in hopes that some of you can go.

Green Door Gourmet, a farm in West Nashville, is hosting the Golden Harvest Dinner, a tribute to honey. “The Grange,” a new-ish upscale event barn on the farm, will be the site of the multi-course, multi-chef affair. Four chefs will create their own course, as well as contribute hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Check out the menu I’m dying over:

golden harvest dinner menu

For more details on the event visit the Green Door Gourmet website.  If you’d like to purchase tickets, simply call (615) 942-7169 or email info@greendoorgourmet.com




Made in Nashville

Saturday, September 14, 2013
11 am – 5 pm

Centennial Park Events Shelter
2500 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203

Cost: FREE

Have I just been living under a rock that I’d never heard of the Made in Nashville festival before now? Apparently it’s an annual event. Benefiting Tennessee Literacy, it’s a “Celebration of all things local”, and it’s free to get in!

After spending several minutes on their website perusing photos from last year’s event, I’m sold. I’ll definitely be at Centennial Park on the 14th,  shopping, ordering from the food trucks, listening to some live music, and throwing back a few Jackalope brews.  For all the details, check out the Made in Nashville website or follow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information.



Music City Eats Festival

Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & 22, 2013
See website for times

Public Square Park, Downtown Nashville

Cost: 2-day Pass $275, All-in Pass $500

I’ve already written about Music City Eats a couple of times before, but the event is quickly approaching and they recently released the full schedule and line up, so I thought I would remind you again just how AWESOME this is going to be!

A few of you have reached out with questions about the differences between a 2-day pass and an All-in pass, and I think the main site now does a good job of explaining it. Basically, the 2-day pass gets you into all of the daytime events both days. Flavors of Nashville is the name of the tasting/sampling session that runs from 11-4 on Saturday and 11-3 on Sunday.  A complete list of who will be featured each of those days can be  found here.

Celebrity chef demos and panel discussions will also be running simultaneously with Flavors of Nashville, so you can pick and choose what you do throughout the day.

With an All-in pass, you get access to the same daytime events as a 2-day pass, but in addition, the Saturday evening Harvest Dinner and Petty Fest .

To purchase tickets, or for more detailed information, visit the Music City Eats website.



Southern Artisan Cheese Festival

Saturday, September 28, 2013
2:30 – 6 pm

Historic Neuhoff Building (Garage)
1315 Adams Street
Nashville, TN 37208

Cost: $45 (or $80 for VIP ticket)

With over 50 cheesemakers, food artisans and craft brewers sampling 150+ delicious products, the Southern Artisan Cheese Festival is nothing short of paradise.

Stinky cheeses, nutty cheeses. Hard and soft cheeses. It will quite likely be the widest assortment of cheese styles under one roof  that you’ve ever seen before. Add some cured meats, breads, crackers, pickles, preserves, jams, and chocolates, and you’ve got the makings of one fantastic party!

Stayed tuned tomorrow for even more details from me about the Southern Artisan Cheese Fest and a giveaway! In the meantime, you can visit southerncheesefest.com for more info and to purchase tickets.