Savor Nashville, May 29th & 31st ~ A Giveaway!

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As I mentioned in my May calendar round up a few days back, one of my favorite culinary events, Savor Nashville, is coming up at the end of this month. With several James Beard nominated visiting celebrity chefs and some of Nashville’s finest, it’s sure to be an incredible couple of days worth of eating!

The Celebrity Chef Dinner being held on Thursday, May 29th, is a seven-course meal with wine pairings. Featured celebrity chefs include:

Frank Bonanno of Mizuna and Luca d’Italia, Denver
Gerard Craft of Niche, St. Louis
Michael Ginor of Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Hudson Valley New York
Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Cafe, St. Louis
Andy Tincer and Michael Hudman, Hog and Hominy, Memphis
Charles Phillips of 1808 Grille in the Hutton Hotel, Nashville



Celebrity Chef Dinner


Thursday, May 29th
Doors open at 6 pm
Dinner at 7 pm


Hutton Hotel
1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Cost: $160


On the following Saturday is the Challenge to the Chefs Brunch where our own Nashville top chefs will compete in a cook off using locally produced ingredients provided to them. I was fortunate to be a judge at the challenge a couple of years ago, and let me assure you, it’s a great (and delicious) time!

The Challenge participating chefs are:
Karl Worley, Biscuit Love
Jamie Watson, Cafe Fundamental
Andrew Little, Josephine
Derek Fulton, M Restaurant & Bar
Jonathan Humphrey, Mason’s
Chris Futrell, Music City Tippler
B.J. Lofback, Riffs Fine Street Food
Jason Slimak, Saint Anejo
Larry Carlile, Silo
Dale Levitski, New Restaurant to be released



Challenge to the Chefs Brunch


Saturday, May 31st
10 a.m. – noon


Bridge Building
2 Victory Avenue, Nashville, TN 37213

Cost: $35

To purchase tickets for either or both events, click here.

But before you do, you might want to try your luck at winning two (2) All Access Passes, which will get you into both events- a $370 value! That’s right, Nashville Lifestyles has been kind enough to allow me to share this awesome opportunity with my readers!

~ Contest Closed ~

And the winner is…..

#39 Tricia

To enter, all you have to do is this:


1. Leave a comment telling me which chef you’re most excited to meet, or whose food you’re dying to taste.


For up to 2 additional entries, you can do either or both of the following. Note: You must leave a separate comment for each optional entry.

2.  Follow me (@betheats) on Twitter and tweet “Win 2 all access passes to @NashLifestyles‘ Savor Nashville from @betheats! Enter here:” then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.

3.  Like Eat. Drink. Smile. on Facebook and come back and tell me you did so (or just tell me you already do if that’s the case!)

Contest ends on Friday, May 16th at noon CST. Once the winner is chosen, I’ll make contact via email and post the name here on the blog. If that person doesn’t respond within 48 hours, I’ll be forced to choose another, so be sure to check your email!