June 2019 Food & Drink Happenings ~ Nashville

Bearded Iris & Modern Times Beer Dinner

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
7 – 10 pm

Makeready Libations & Liberation (in the Noelle hotel)
200 4th Ave N
Nashville TN 37219

Cost: $65/person-  ticket  includes 6-course meal with beer pairings, valet parking, tax & gratuity
Note- this is a 21+ event

If you’re a beer enthusiast, then I’d suggest grabbing tickets to this dinner with Bearded Iris & Modern Times tomorrow night! The focus will be on two styles of beer; sours and hazy IPA’s. Each brewery will bring three beverages to be paired with a 6-course meal created by the talented Makeready Libations & Liberation culinary team.

Raw Oysters
rubarb | agua chili | buttermilk

Cabbage Salad
charred greens | anchovies | green peppercorn

peaches | cultured butter | green corriander | cracker bread


Filled Pasta
English peas | goat cheese | walnuts

Pork Tenderloin
creamed corn | soubise | pickeled berries | fresno

Blackberry Pavlova
rubarb | citrus


No Crumbs Left – Book Signing and Talk

Thursday, June 20th, 2019
6 pm – Door Open, Nibbles & Bits
6:45 pm – Talk Begins
7:30 pm – Signing

The Loveless Barn
8400 Hwy 100
Nashville TN 37221

Cost: $35/person (includes cost of the book)

Teri Turner, creator of the popular food and lifestyle blog no crumbs left, recently launched her new cookbook – No Crumbs Left: Whole30 Endorsed, Recipes for Everyday Food Made Marvelous – and is debuting it in Nashville this week at the Loveless Barn! Teri will discuss No Crumbs Left and host a talk with Ashley McCrary of @healthylittlepeach.

As you guys know, I’ve done full-on Whole30 a couple of times and continue to follow many of the guidelines in my everyday cooking because I love the way I feel when following the plan. When you start Whole30 for the first time, the hardest part is meal planning and prep, but once you get that down, you’re golden. I’ve got a large number of go-to dishes we enjoy, but I’m definitely excited to dive into this book and try some of Terri’s gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and Whole30 compliant recipes to mix up our normal routine a bit!

You can purchase tickets for the event here.


5th Annual Goo Goo Summer Chef Series

June 26, 2019 – September 30, 2019

Goo Goo Shop
116 3rd Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201

This year marks 5 years since we launched the Goo Goo Summer Chef Series, and it continues to be one of my favorite promotions to work on. For the first time ever, instead of featuring executive chefs as we have in years past, we’ve changed things up by inviting some of Nashville’s most talented Pastry Chefs to participate! This year’s lineup includes:

Kayla May, Josephine
Lisa Marie White, Marsh House
Rebekah Turshen, City House
Mathew Rice, Pastaria
Megan Williams, Etch & etc.
Mike Colón, Goo Goo Shop & Dessert Bar

You’ll also notice another change — one of our own team members is being featured this year! Mike is fairly new to our team and we’re super excited to have him on board, so since we’re featuring pastry chefs, we thought this would be the perfect way to introduce ours to the community.

Every two weeks a new chef Premium Goo Goo will be introduced, and each chef’s candy will stay on the menu at the Goo Goo Shop for at least four weeks. Some of the chefs plan to sell them in their own restaurants as well, so be on the lookout if you visit any of them over the next few months. New flavors will be announced on Goo Goo’s social channels and in the News section of our website.

The series will run through the end of September, and to wrap it up, we’ll be showcasing all of them at Music City Food + Wine Festival on September 20th and 21st.


Sinema’s Foie Gras Mousse & Zucchini bread, photo by Anthony Matula

“The Best of Sinema” 5 Year Anniversary Dinner

June 27th- 29th, 2019

2600 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204

Cost: 3 courses for $55/person; pairings available for $20/person

Something else celebrating five years this month is one of my favorites restaurants – Sinema! In honor of this special anniversary, they’ve put together a ‘greatest hits’ menu they’ll be serving June 27th – 29th.  Each course will have a few menu items to choose from, most of which I’ve eaten and can highly recommend. Here’s a peek:

FIRST (choice of):
BLT salad
Foie Gras Mousse & Zucchini bread

SECOND (choice of):
Fettucine boscaiola
French Onion & Onion steak

THIRD (choice of):
Chocolate & peanut butter cake
Chevre cheesecake

Some of these were on their original menu when they opened the doors, one being the Foie Gras Mousse and Zucchini Bread. I still vividly remember trying it for the first time, and being instantly enamored. I’ve missed it sooo much, so I can’t wait until I’m able to savor it again in a couple of weeks! Counting down the days….