Generous Helpings

In case you didn’t know, May is my favorite month of the entire year. Always full of fun events and happenings like Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby, Steeplechase, Memorial Day, and of course, the best one of all –My Birthday! Yep, in less than a week I’ll be blowing out the candles on my cake (we won’t talk about how many). But anyone that knows me well knows that I don’t just celebrate the day I was born. It all begins well before that day and pretty much goes until the calendar reads “June”. Kicking off my weekend of birthday festivities this year will be my favorite Nashville food event: Generous Helpings!

If you weren’t reading this blog a year ago, then you missed out on the great time I had at the last event, so you MUST click over and read about it right now. Really, I insist.
Once you read that, it shouldn’t be hard to convince you to come join me this Thursday night at the Nashville Farmers’ Market to devour all the scrumptious food from some of the areas best independent restaurants. 55 South, City House, Eastland Cafe, F. Scott’s, Miel, Park Cafe, Red Pony, Tayst, and Watermark are just a few that will be participating. Of course there are MANY, MANY more, including the new Holland House, which I haven’t had the chance to try yet. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what they’re cooking up.
Since we’re on the topic of participating restaurants, I guess now would be a good time to mention that this year I’ll be serving up food instead of just gobbling it up! You can find me at the Tayst table where I’ll be lending a hand to chef/owner Jeremy Barlow. I don’t know what he has up his sleeve for Thursday, but I know that last year he made this to-die-for bread pudding:

Root Beer Braised Pork Bread Pudding with Sarsparilla Creme and Sea Salt
So be sure to drop by our table to see what unique dish he’s concocted this time and, of course, say hello to me!

What: Generous Helpings
When: Thursday, May 20, 2010
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Nashville Farmers’ Market
900 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $40 by clicking here by 8 a.m. Thursday morning, or after that, you can purchase at the door for $50. Ticket price includes all food samples, beer and wine. Proceeds go to the Second Harvest Food Bank and Middle Tennessee’s Table.