2019 Music City Food & Wine Festival and Goo Goo Summer Chef Series

Music City Food & Wine

Grand Tasting and Chef Showcase at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Friday, September 20th & Saturday, September 21st, 2019
Friday 6 – 10 pm
Saturday 11 am – 4 pm
Cost: $165 for 1 day Pass

Harvest Night at Walk of Fame Park

Saturday, September 21st, 2019
7 – 9:30 pm
Cost: $275/person

All-in Pass for Friday night, Saturday and Saturday night: $525/person

Gospel Brunch at Walk of Fame Park

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019
Noon – 2 pm
Cost: $85/person – SOLD OUT

I can’t believe this will be the 7th year for Music City Food & Wine, and I’ve had the pleasure of attending every year so far!  If you’ve never been and want to get an idea of what it’s all about, feel free to take a look back at all of my experiences: 2013 , 2014 , 2015,  2016,  2017, and 2018.

Visit the website for the full schedule and to see the talent involved. Celebrity chef demos and panel discussions run simultaneously with Grand Taste, so you can freely move back and forth between eating, drinking, and watching, never feeling like you’re missing out on anything. As you guys know, it has been super hot lately, and by the looks of the current forecast, there doesn’t seem to be much relief from that any time soon, so my advice is to dress in the lightest weight material you can possibly find this weekend.

To purchase tickets, or for more detailed information, visit the Music City Food + Wine website. I’ll be flitting about the event at Bicentennial Friday night and Saturday, and also at Harvest night on Saturday night, so if you see me, come say hi!


Goo Goo Summer Chef Series draws to a close

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

As September winds down, so does our 5th annual Goo Goo Summer Chef Series! It was so much fun working with some of Nashville’s most talented pastry chefs this year. In case you missed who was featured, here’s the lineup: Kayla May of Josephine, Lisa Marie White of Marsh House, Rebekah Turshen from City House, Mathew Rice of Pastaria, Megan Williams from Etch, and Goo Goo Shop’s very own Mike Colón.

Mike’s unique creation made using ruby chocolate was the last to launch, and is currently still available for purchase at the Goo Goo Shop and online, so hurry and get one before they’re gone! For those not familiar, ruby chocolate was launched just 2 years ago but only made available in the United States in 2018. Marketed as the “fourth” type of chocolate alongside milk, dark, and white varieties, the flavor profile is sweet but slightly sour, with fruity notes. You need to try one!

If you’re heading to Music City Food + Wine Festival this weekend, you can actually try ALL of this year’s chef series premium flavors, as we’ll be bringing them all back and showcasing at the Goo Goo table during the Grand Taste. We’ll have 3 flavors to try on Friday, and the other 3 on Saturday, so be sure to drop by!