April 2016 Food & Drink Happenings – Nashville
The Triple Sip
Friday, April 1, 2016
Nashville Farmers’ Market
900 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208
Cost: $60 in advance, $70 at the door
The Triple Sip (formerly known as d’Vine Selections), a wine, beer and spirits tasting fundraiser to benefit the Ronald McDonald House, is happening this Friday at the Nashville Farmers’ Market. The evening will feature music by jazz musician Denny Jiosa, hors d’oeuvres courtesy of local restaurants, and a silent auction featuring trips, collectibles, event tickets, dinners, and more.
Additional information regarding tickets, sponsorship and donations is available at www.rmhcnashville.com.
Biryani and Beer
Sunday, April 3, 2016
626A Main St
Nashville, TN 37206
Cost: $25 per person
My friend Vivek of VEA Supper Club is at it again, this time with biryani, which he describes as one of the great dishes of India, and one of his favorites dishes of all time. “At its heart, it is a beautiful dish of aromatic basmati rice that is layered with flavorful, spiced meat or vegetables. In India, there are many versions of biryani depending on where you are. Variables can include cuts of meat (chicken, goat, lamb and egg), the type of rice, different spice mixtures or add-ins, like cashews or raisins.”
His version for this Sunday’s dinner is inspired by many different biryani experiences, making it one that you do not want to miss!
There are two seatings, but note that the 6 pm seating is already sold out, so I would advise that you jump on the 8 pm seating as quickly as you can before it sells out too! To purchase tickets, click here.
Cilantro Chutney, Nigella
Spiced Chicken, Aromatic Basmati Rice, Saffron
Chicken Masala, Naan, Kachumber Salad, Yogurt
Apple Cardamom Ginger Handpies
with Lyndi Stein, Littlest Love
*Vegetarian options are available (cauliflower biryani). Just drop a note when you buy your tickets.
Beer & Cheese
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
5:30 – 7:30 pm
701 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Jackalope Brewing Company and The Bloomy Rind are coming together once again to benefit a great cause, the Tennessee Respite Coalition. This organization helps family caregivers (people who spend much of their time caring for family members in need such as parents with Alzheimer’s, spouses with Parkinson’s or children with special needs) by giving them much-needed time off.
As my own family has faced a situation in the past, and is facing another one in the future where an organization like this could greatly relieve some stress, this is near and dear to my heart and I would love to see them raise lots of money. Your $25 will get you unlimited samples of the beer and cheese pairings selected by Jackalope and Bloomy Rind, so come join me in eating some delicious cheese, drinking some fantastic beer, and know that you’re helping some families that will be forever grateful.
Music City Spirits & Cocktail Festival
Thursday, April 28th – Saturday, April 30th, 2016
Cost: $85 All Access Pass, various pricing for individual events
4/28 6:30 – 9 pm
Bluegrass & Bourbon
4/29 6:30 – 9 pm
4/30 10:30 am – noon
The Bloody Mary Experience
4/30 12 – 4 pm
Tennessee Distillers Showcase