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As I read the four page intro of author Ronni Lundy‘s new book, Sorghum’s Savor, I was transported back in time. Back to my childhood in Kentucky. Back to the breakfast table where I smooshed and swirled butter and sorghum together before smearing it on a hot biscuit my mom had just taken from the oven.

There are two foods that will always and forever bring back memories of home for me, and those are country ham and sorghum. So when I got a press release about this book, I immediately told the publisher that I would love a copy. I’m so very, very glad that I did!

Ronni Lundy, also a Kentucky native, is an incredible storyteller, and I found myself quickly devouring (no pun intended) the history and science behind this Southern staple. There are some mouthwatering recipes- from old favorites to new, modern ones that use the ingredient in a way that I’ve never thought to do. I can’t wait to try the Curried Pumpkin Soup, Miso-Sorghum Chicken & Kale, Seared Steak & Lentil Salad and Sorghum & Grits Ice Cream!

For those that have special memories of sweet sorghum like I do, I suggest grabbing a copy of this book now. For those that aren’t so familiar, well, I suggest you do the same. Many well known chefs have started to discover sorghum’s magic, so you’re sure to see this ingredient popping up on restaurant menus even more in the months to come. You’ll be such a fascinating conversationalist if you learn all about sorghum’s savor before everyone else does!

For those of us here in Nashville, we’re very fortunate to have the perfect opportunity to not only buy one of the books, but also hear Ronni Lundy speak and meet her face to face tonight at Parnassus Books in Green Hills!

What:

Ronni Lundy Book Signing

When:

Monday, April 6th, 2015
6:30 p.m.

Where:

Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike

 

 

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Earlier this week in my list of favorite upcoming April food & drink happenings, I highlighted the Music City Spirits and Cocktail Festival. Well, I don’t think I adequately communicated my enthusiasm for the event, so I’m back today to tell you more!

Happening April 29th – May 3rd, the schedule is packed with awesome seminars and cocktail-centric events. Hopefully by now you’ve had a chance to visit their website and really dig into the schedule, choosing a session or two to attend. I know I’m planning to try to get to as many as possible!

At the top of my list is the Coffee & Cocktails seminar. You see, I’m a little obsessed with coffee cocktails, and any time I see one on a menu, I immediately order it. At this seminar, Steadfast Coffee will be giving a lesson on the art of coffee and then Nashville bartenders will offer their cocktails featuring sparkling coffee soda. Oh, and a light brunch with biscuits will be provided by chef Brandon Frohne, who I know from personal experience knows his way around a biscuit.

Of course, there’s also the parties. The many, many, parties!  Kicking things off at the Acme, Bourbon & Bluegrass at Two Rivers Mansion, the Speakeasy Spirits party at The Sutler, wrap up party at William Collier’s…. how to choose?!

 

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I can make one party decision easy for at least one of you, because the organizers of the festival have given me a  pair of tickets to give away for the Bourbon & Bluegrass event! Held on Thursday, April 30th, a single ticket is $75, so you’re looking at a $150 value for this prize. Pretty sweet!

~Giveaway~

Contest Closed

The Winner is….

#25 Katie+H

To enter, all you have to do is this:

Mandatory

1. Leave a comment telling me what session or event from the Music City Spirits and Cocktail Festival schedule is the most appealing to you. If time and money were no object, would you want to attend several? If so, share all that you’re interested in!

Optional

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 “Music City Spirits & Cocktail Festival is later this month & @betheats has tickets to give away! Enter here: http://bit.ly/1GkDGq9 ” then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.

3.  Like Music City Spirits and Cocktail Festival 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 Monday, April 6th at 4 pm Central. 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!

 

Photos courtesy of Music City Spirits & Cocktails FB page.

 

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McCabe Pub Crawfish Boil

Saturday, April 4th, 2015
3 – 8 pm

McCabe Pub
4410 Murphy Rd
Nashville, TN 37209

Cost: $30

This is the time of year when I’m looking for an excuse to spend time outside every single day, so I’m really excited that outdoor events are starting to show up on my calendar.

One of the first for April is McCabe Pub’s third annual crawfish boil benefiting the LAM Foundation. LAM is an organization that seeks a cure for lymphangioleiomyomatosis, a rare lung disease that McCabe’s co-owner, Stefanie Dean Brown (pictured above), was diagnosed with in 2010.  The $30 ticket to the event includes all-you-can-eat crawfish, 3 drink tickets, live music and other entertainment.  Tickets are available online at www.mccabepub.com, and will also be available at the door on event day, cash or check only.

 

 

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Pranom Pop-Up

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

7 pm – midnight (or until sold out)

Greenhouse Bar
2211 Bandywood Dr
Nashville, TN 37215

Cost: $12/per bowl of Khao Soi

Pranom Pop-Up has served thousands of customers at some of Los Angeles’ trendiest bars, catered festivals, movie premieres, and TV shows. And now they’re coming to Nashville! Currently on a cross-country tour from LA to North Carolina, Pranom Pop-Up will set up shop in Green Hills at the Greenhouse Bar (which, I just learned, has been non-smoking since November- woohoo!)

Dream Kasestatad began the concept with just a bicycle, making Pad Thai from his apartment and delivering it to his friends and small businesses. As word spread, his catering business grew. When Kasestatad comes to Nashville, he’ll be preparing “authentic Khao Soi handed down from generations of family home-style cooking, with special beer and cocktail pairings offered to complement.”
Thai Esane (and my friend Vivek) turned me into a lover of Khao Soi, and this is in my neighborhood, so I’m absolutely looking forward to it!

 

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Nashville Lifestyles’ Battle of the Burger

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Pine Street in the Gulch (between Velocity & Pine Street Flats)
Nashville, TN

Cost: $20/person

Last year Burger Republic took home the title at Nashville Lifestyles’ Battle of the Burger. Who will it be this year? The live burger competition involving some of Nashville’s top chefs will give attendees the chance to taste all of the burgers and vote on their favorite. Come find out who will be crowned Nashville’s 2015 Burger Champion!  Click here to purchase tickets.

This year’s contestants include:

1808 Grille 
Bar Louie
Burger Republic
FLIP Burger
Hard Rock Cafe
Hoss’ Loaded Burgers
Kitchen Notes
Mason’s Nashville
The Palm 
Paradise Park 
Riff’s Fine Street Food
The Slider House

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Music City Spirits & Cocktail Festival

Wednesday, April 29th – Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Various locations throughout Nashville

Music City Spirits & Cocktail Festival, created by PourTaste‘s Jon and Lindsay Yeager, is a multi-day celebration showcasing Nashville’s rising cocktail culture. This is the second year for the festival, and like last year, there are a wide variety of seminars and tasting events held at various venues around town, making it easy for you to get to at least something at some time over the course of 5 days!

Below is an outline of the various events and their respective dates/times. For more specific information on each, including cost, be sure to visit Music City Spirits & Cocktail Festival.

4/29  6 – 9 pm
MCSCF Opening Party presented by Jack Daniels
Acme Feed & Seed

4/30  7 – 10 pm
Bourbon & Bluegrass by Woodford Reserve & Old Forester
Two Rivers Mansion

5/1  6 – 9 pm
Brandy: Americas Forgotten Spirit
Pavilion East

5/1  8 -11 pm
Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery pays tribute to The Boulevardier
Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery

5/2  10 am – noon
Coffee & Cocktails with Matchless Coffee Soda
Steadfast Coffee

5/2  1 – 2:30 pm
The Pioneers Experience with Toby Maloney
DevDigital

5/2  6 – 9 pm
Speakeasy Spirits Party with Pickers vodka & Pennington’s whiskey
The Sutler

5/2  9:30 – 11:30 pm
Bols Afterparty with Bols Genever
The Holland House

5/3  5:30 – 9 pm
Italian Wine Dinner hosted by 100% Italiano
POP

5/3  6- 10 pm
Wrap Up Party with George Dickel
William Colliers

Stay tuned as I’ll have more exciting news regarding this festival soon!

Volunteer Opportunity

They’re also looking for volunteers to help out with the events, so if you’re interested in working behind the scenes (and quite possibly gaining some great cocktail-creating experience!) visit this link to sign up.

 

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Savor Nashville

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

6 pm cocktail hour
7 pm dinner

Hutton Hotel
1808 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203

Cost: $160

One of our city’s best culinary events is coming up at the end of April, Savor Nashville. I’ve participated in this event almost every year since its inception in 2011, and it’s definitely one of my favorites. The Savor Celebrity Chef Dinner is in conjunction with the Celebrity Chef Tour featuring many James Beard award-winning chefs from around the country. This year’s chefs include:

Tiffany Derry – TX

Bruce Moffett –  Charlotte, NC

Kelly English – Memphis, TN

Kyle Mendenhall – Boulder CO, Denver CO, Chicago, IL

Linton Hopkins – Atlanta, GA

Hosted by Chef Jake Strang, Executive Chef at the 1808 Grille in the Hutton Hotel — Nashville, TN

 

To purchase tickets, click here.

 

 

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The Farmer & The Chef

Sunday, April 12th, 2015
4 – 9 pm

Green Door Gourmet
7011 River Road Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

Cost: $150

On April 12th, some of Nashville’s best chefs will gather at Green Door Gourmet to raise money for St. Jude:

Deb Paquette, Etch

Tandy Wilson, City House

 Tyler Brown, Capitol Grille

Kristin Beringson, City Winery

Todd Alan Martin, The Treehouse

~ and ~

St. Jude Executive Chef, Miles McMath

The 6-course (sure to be amazing) meal the chefs prepare will be inspired by St. Jude Sr. Executive Chef Miles McMath, who provides healthy, nutritious options for patients every day.

So I’ve got some good news and I’ve got some bad news. How about the bad news first? The bad news is– the event is sold out! Well, I guess that’s not really bad news for St. Jude, because it’s great that they’ve already sold all of the seats!

But, it’s bad for you if you wanted to go and don’t already have a ticket. That’s where the ‘good news’ part of my blog post comes in. I have been generously gifted with two (2) tickets to give away to one lucky reader!

~Giveaway~

Contest Closed

The Winner is….

#37 Annakate

To enter, all you have to do is this:
Mandatory

1. Leave a comment telling me which of the participating restaurants and/or chefs is your favorite. -OR- if you haven’t been to any of them before (wha???) then tell me which one you’d be most excited to try.

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 on Twitter (@betheats) and tweet “St Jude’s  dinner at Green Door Gourmet is sold out, but @betheats has tickets to give away! http://bit.ly/1FQWXiL”, 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, March 27th at noon DST. Once the winner is chosen, I’ll make contact via email and post the name here on the blog. If they don’t respond within 48 hours, I’ll be forced to choose another, so be sure to check your email!

 

If you haven’t already purchased tickets, but are feeling generous and want to help support St. Jude, click here to make a donation!

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A couple of weeks ago, I shared some details for Nashville Lifestyles’ upcoming Food, Wine and Design dinner in my March Food & Drink Happenings round up. Well, I’m back today to give you a few more specifics on the menu+ a chance to win spots at the event!

Food Wine and Design

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
6 pm cocktail hour
7 pm dinner seating

Mason’s
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
2100 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37201

Cost: $75/person

I’m excited to see some of my favorite local fashion bloggers will be creating the tabletop designs for this event:

Cassie Kelley of Womanista
Brenna Mader of Wanderlust and Glitter Dust
Caroline Acree of Caroline Margaret Studio
Kelly Henderson and April Bermudez of Velvet’s Edge
Daniel Bear Hunley of Daniel Bear Hunley

The ticket price of $75 includes a four-course dinner prepared by Mason’s Chef Brandon Frohne, cocktails and wine pairings. This very special event is limited to 80 guests, so hurry and get your reservation soon! Contact Lacey Keally at lkeally@nashvillelifestyles.com or 615-881-7034 for tickets and/or more information.
Menu:

Cocktail Hour

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Served with

Jack Danile’s Tennessee Honey Cocktail

 

Beets and Burrata

With Fennel, Pistachio, & Iberico Lomo

 

Charred Carrots

With Fig Mole, Cochonita, Pickled Radish, & Fermented Buttermilk Cheese

 

Beef and Broccoli 2.0

Beef Aged for a Bit, Broccoli Pudding, Spicy Bokchoy & Peanut Puree

 

Coconut Panna Cotta

Lime Gelee, Passionfruit, Crispy Meringue

 with Dessert Cocktail

~Giveaway~

Contest Closed

The Winner is….

#26 Cate Scott

Now for the really fun part~ I’ve got two (2) tickets to give away to one lucky reader!

To enter, all you have to do is this:
Mandatory

1. Leave a comment telling me which fashion blogger’s table design you’re most excited to see. I love this idea of combining food & fashion!

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 on Twitter (@betheats) and tweet “Food, Wine and Design is next week and @betheats is giving away spots at the table! http://bit.ly/191iDMg”, 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 Saturday, March 21st at 2 pm CDT. Once the winner is chosen, I’ll make contact via email and post the name here on the blog. If they don’t respond within 24 hours, I’ll be forced to choose another, so be sure to check your email!

Hot Parmesan and Artichoke Dip with Tomatoes

Hot Parmesan and Artichoke Dip with Tomatoes

Today is National Artichoke Heart Day. And I really cannot believe I’m posting a recipe that coincides with one of these silly food holidays, but sometimes the stars align and it’s just what you’ve got to do.

Honestly, I’ve been meaning to share this for like a bajillion years. Okay, so maybe not quite that long, but if you knew how long I’ve been making this appetizer, you might think that I’m pretty close to a bajillion years old. (20 years. Yes, TWENTY YEARS that I’ve been making this awesome dish.)

Over the years I’ve strayed from time to time and tried other recipes for artichoke dip, but none ever measure up, and I always end up coming back to this one. When I posted a pic of it on Instagram on Superbowl Sunday, a few people asked me for the recipe and I had really great intentions of getting it up on the blog shortly after.

Fast forward to this weekend. There I was, attempting to clean out my inbox and organize my calendar. I just happened to notice on Monday’s little square that it was “National Artichoke Heart Day” (please don’t judge me, but a few years ago when I started my blog, I actually added several recurring food holidays to my calendar. You know, back when I had extra time on my hands and apparently thought those dates were super important). It dawned on me that I still hadn’t posted this recipe, so I knew right then and there that I absolutely would make this dip, photograph it, and have it ready for this very special holiday.

So! Here you go. You can now celebrate National Artichoke Day as it should be celebrated. You know — with this dip that I am telling you is the most delicious, cheesy artichoke dip you’ll ever eat!

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Hot Parmesan and Artichoke Dip

Makes 18 servings. Adapted slightly from Kraft.

Ingredients:

1 14 oz can artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
2 cloves garlic, minced
3-4 Tbsp chopped tomatoes (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, mix first 4 ingredients. Spoon into shallow ovenproof dish or 9-inch pie plate.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Turn oven to broil (HI) and let top of dip brown for 2-3 minutes, watching to make sure it doesn't burn. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

Sprinkle with tomatoes (optional). Serve with crackers and/or pita chips*.

*I enjoy it best with Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips

You’ll notice that in the first photo above, I added the topping of chopped tomatoes. Below is a version without the tomatoes. I absolutely love it both ways. You really can’t go wrong with either. Enjoy!

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Food for Thought

Friday, March 6th, 2015
6:30 – 9:30 pm

Nashville Farmers’ Market
900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208

Cost: $50

Note: This is a 21 and over event.

Food for Thought, a “culinary celebration” fundraiser, will feature Margot Cafe and Bar, Riffs Fine Street Food, Edley’s BBQ, Monell’s, Catering by Suzette, Fabulous Wings, Dough Works, Buttercake Babe, Bosses Burgers, Galen’s Gluten Free Donuts and more!

The event will also feature live entertainment and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit Benton Hall Academy, where teachers are dedicated to educating students in grades 3 – 12 who learn differently*.

To purchase tickets, click here.

 

* About Benton Hall
Benton Hall Academy offers students a learning environment that is as individual as they are.Founded in 1977 in Franklin, Tenn., the teachers and administration of BHA understand and celebrate that all human beings are different: in the ways they perceive the world, express feelings, relate to others and have distinct learning styles.Benton Hall Academy is accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and approved by the State of Tennessee, serving approximately 80 students in grades 3-12.For more information, please visit: http://www.BentonHallAcademy.org.

 

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BBQ Bash

Saturday, March 7th, 2015
11 am – 3 pm

Sheraton Music City
777 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214

Cost: $20 at the door

The National BBQ Association will host its annual conference in Nashville, March 4th-7th, and locals are invited to a BBQ Bash Saturday, March 7th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The BBQ Bash will feature demonstrations, outdoor exhibits and vendors, a Steak Cookoff Association competition, a Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned barbecue competition, and a people’s choice sauce sampling and competition.

 

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Lafite Around the World Wine Dinner

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
6:30 pm reception
7 pm dinner

The Palm
140 5th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201

Cost: $155 (does not include tax and gratuity)

The Nashville Palm will showcase fine wines from Lafite Rothschild’s French and Argentinean estates at its upcoming wine dinner on Tuesday, March 10. The Lafite Around the World Wine Dinner will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. showcasing signature Palm passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

The menu looks amazing! Check it out:

Course One, paired with Lafite Reserve Speciale Blanc 2013

Seared jumbo sea scallops, served with English pea and truffle puree and maque choux

Course Two, paired with Los Vascos Chardonnay 2013
Roasted beet and baby arugula salad with toasted pecans and feta cheese tossed with champagne vinaigrette

Course Three, paired with Bodegas CARO Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec 2010 Braised beef short rib with parsnip puree and wild cherry drizzle

Course Four, paired with Lafite Reserve Speciale Pauillac 2011
Ancho chili and espresso rubbed lamb rib chops with braised mustard greens and fresh mint sauce served with family style creamed spinach and Lyonnaise potatoes

Course Five, paired with Paired with Chateau de Cosse Sauternes
Apple strudel with crème caramel and vanilla ice cream beef short rib with parsnip puree and wild cherry drizzle

 

Seating is limited and reservations are required. To make a reservation, contact Paige Dixon at 615-742-3193 or pdixon@thepalm.com.

 

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Tennessee Flavors

Thursday, March 12th, 2015
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Nashville State Community College
120 White Bridge Road
Student Services building
Nashville, TN 37201

Cost:

$50/person
$150 for VIP tickets

Tennessee Flavors, a benefit for the Randy Rayburn Culinary Arts Program at Nashville State Community College, is a fantastic sampling event of over 60 local food and drink artisans. With some of my favorites like Etch, Red Pony, City House, Amerigo, Strategic Hospitality (Pinewood, Patterson House, Catbird Seat, Merchants), Germantown Cafe, Holland House, Martin’s BBQ, and Yellow Porch making up the list of participants, this is one event I’m certainly not going to miss!

For a full list of the participating vendors, click here and here to purchase tickets in advance. Oh! and I have a giveaway going on right now that you might want to enter — Try your luck at getting 2 free tickets by clicking here. Hurry, because the contest closes at noon on Tuesday!

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CSA Fair

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
6 – 8 pm

Nashville Farmers’ Market
900 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37201

Cost: FREE

Team Green, the Nashville Farmers Market, and Local Table Magazine are putting together a CSA* Fair at the NFM on Wednesday, March 18th. At 6:15 pm, there will be a short program explaining what a CSA is and how it works. After that, attendees will be given the opportunity to meet one on one with local CSA farmers servicing the Nashville area.

Each of the farmers will have a booth with photos of their farms, lists of the products they grow, how they grow and the locations of their pick ups. If you don’t know much about CSAs, this is such a great free opportunity to  learn about them and to help you find the one that is perfect for you (and your family)!

 

*Community Supported Agriculture

 

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Rise Pop Up Restaurant

Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21st, 2015
6 pm and 8 pm seatings

Martha O’Bryan Center
711 South 7th St
Nashville, TN 37206

Cost: $75

Martha O’Bryan Center is hosting two nights of pop up dinners to raise money for a class of six trainees in their Second Rise Kitchen. Second Rise Kitchen provides job skills and culinary training for adults who are difficult to employ, unemployed and underemployed.

Dinner Menu

smoked trout and black bean cakes 

served on a bed of arugula lightly tossed in a raspberry vinaigrette

 butternut squash bisque 

with pancetta crisp, garnished with sherry glaze

  mojo duck breast 

with pomegranate “molasses, sweet potato and poblano cake, and roasted brocolini

 “cookies by keith” a la mode 

chocolate chip cookie, topped with vanilla ice cream, finished with a mixed berry coulis

Dinner includes wine.

 

 

The Martha O’Bryan Center does great things in our community and I love the idea of the Second Rise Kitchen. Let’s help them send more students through for training! Make reservations by clicking here.

 

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Food Wine and Design

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
6 pm cocktail hour
7 pm dinner seating

Mason’s
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
2100 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37201

Cost: $75/person

Some of our favorite area fashion bloggers will be creating unique tabletop designs that are inspired by their looks for the spring at this delicious dinner where food, wine and design come together.

The ticket price of $75 includes a four-course dinner prepared by Mason’s Chef Brandon Frohne, cocktails and wine pairings. This very special event is limited to 80 guests, so hurry and get your reservation soon! Contact Lacey Keally at lkeally@nashvillelifestyles.com or 615-881-7034 for tickets and/or more information.

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The “Tennessee Flavors”, a benefit for the Culinary Arts Program at Nashville State Community College, is coming up soon! With over 50 local food and drink artisans (see below) already signed on to prepare  “Homegrown Tennessee Products”, this is certainly a tasting event you don’t want to miss.

What:
Tennessee Flavors

When:
Thursday, March 12, 2015
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Where:
Nashville State Community College
120 White Bridge Road
Student Services building

Cost:
$50/person

$150 for VIP tickets

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.tnflavors.org or call the Nashville State Community College Foundation at 615-353-3222.

Participants:

8 Lavender Lane Catering & Events
55 South
1808 Grille
Amber Falls Winery
Amerigo Italian Restaurant
Arrington Vineyards
Bacon & Caviar BBQ
Beachaven Vineyard and Winery
Cabana/Midtown Café
Cielo Tequila
City House
Cork & Cow
Corner Market Catering Company
Corsair Distillery
Cumberland Cask
Eastland Café
Edible Nashville
Etch
Fido
Gaylord Opryland Hotel
George Dickel
Germantown Café
Goo Goo Cluster
Heroes Vodka
Hidden Jewel Wines
Holland House Bar & Refuge
Jack Daniels
Kickin Coffee and Tea
Lonely Cow Vineyards
Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel
Margot Café & Bar
Martin’s BBQ Joint
McConnell House
MistaDale’s Specialty Foods
Music City Center
Napa Smith Brewery
Nicoletto’s Pasta Co.
Noble Springs Dairy
Nola Snacks
Noshville
Old Hickory Whiskey
Pick Tennessee Products
Popcorn Sutton Moonshine
Prichards
Provence Breads & Café
Puckett’s
Puckett’s Boat House
Rainforest Café
Randy Rayburn School of Culinary Arts
Red Eye Bloody Mary Mix
Red Pony
Renaissance Nashville Hotel
Ruth’s Chris
Saturday Night Red
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Short Mountain Distillery
Stonehaus Winery
Strategic Hospitality (The Patterson House, Merchant’s Pinewood Social, Catbird Seat)

 

So now that you’ve seen that impressive vendor list, you want to go– right?!?! Well, as luck would have it, I’ve got a set of tickets to give away!

 

~Giveaway~

Contest Closed

The Winner is….

#7 Jess

 

To enter, all you have to do is this:

Mandatory

1. Leave a comment with your favorite memory or story about any of the participating food and drink artisans listed above.

Optional

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 on Twitter (@betheats) and tweet “Get a taste of @TennesseeFlavor by winning a set of tickets to the event from @betheats! Enter here: http://bit.ly/1zHxXEV” 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 Tuesday, March 3rd 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!