Generous Helpings Patrons’ Party 2016 : a giveaway!



Generous Helpings Patrons’ Party

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
6 – 9 pm

Sinema Restaurant
2600 Franklin Pike #102
Nashville, TN 37204

Cost: $250/person (click here to purchase)


If you’ve been following my blog for a long time, you know that I go to a lot of events. You may also know that one of my absolute favorites of the entire year is Generous Helpings every May. They always have some of the best restaurants in Nashville participating, and it’s all for a great cause, Second Harvest Food Bank. Next week I’ll talk more about Generous Helpings in my “May Happenings” post, but today I simply must share a different, but related, event with you.

A bit lesser known, the Generous Helpings Patrons’ Party takes place a few days before the main event and it’s always a great lineup of chefs. A one-of-a-kind dining experience, there will be a cocktail hour followed by a six-course meal with incredible wine pairings.

I mean, check out the menu below. Hello!

As if that wasn’t enough, a patron ticket also includes admission (a $50 value) to the main event at City Winery on Thursday, May 12th, where you can enjoy tastings from 25 of Nashville’s favorite restaurants.

Generous Helpings Patrons’ Party Menu

Hors d’oeuvres

B.J. Lofback, Funk Seoul Brother
Farmer’s Market Kimbap with Green Strawberry Kimchi
Braised Tofu with Soy Pickled Jalapeño
Spicy Tuna Taco

Mark Rubin, Second Harvest Food Bank Culinary Arts Center
Fried Cheese Grit Cake with Andouille Mousse, Lobster and Red Eye Coffee Mayo
Polenta Cake with Tomato Gelee, Shaved Fennel, Lump Crab and Orange Zest


Daniel Herget, Little Octopus
Compressed Melon, Lime Leaf Furikake, Aji Panca, Mango Butter and Wood Sorrel

Matt Bolus, 404 Kitchen
Wedge Oak Farm Egg with Johnny Red Grits, Raw Greens, Calabrian Pepper Oil and Colatura Di Alici

Kyle Patterson, Sinema
Ricotta Agnolotti with Pea Mint Puree, English Peas, Blue Oyster Mushrooms and Black Garlic Brown Butter

Deb Paquette, Etch, Etc.
Seared Tuna with Edamame Spring Green Verde, Tempura Eggplant, Warm Fennel Slaw, Caraway, Lemon Walnut Cilantro Relish and Pine Fresno Syrup

Andrew Little, Josephine
Glazed Beef Cheeks with Peas, Pickled Pear Onion and New Potatoes

Paige Yodanis, Olive & Sinclair
Chocolate Cremeux with Sweet Pickled Orange, Candied Fennel, Chai Whip and Nib Brittle


Seating is limited at this dinner, so you’re going to want to buy a ticket before they’re all gone. But…before you run off to do that, let’s try your luck here! Second Harvest has generously offered up 2 tickets for me to use as a giveaway for one of my dear readers!  You guys, this is a $500 value!!!  


Contest Closed

The Winner is….

#28 Hunter Barrow!

To enter, all you have to do is this:


1. Leave a comment telling me which of these Patrons’ Party dishes you’re most excited to eat.


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

2.  Follow Second Harvest on Twitter and tweet “The Generous Helpings Patrons’ Party is on 5/3 & @betheats has 2 tickets to give away- a $500 value!! Enter here:” then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.

3.  Like Second Harvest 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 Saturday, April 30th at noon. 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 24 hours, I’ll be forced to choose another, so be sure to check your email!