Nashville Chefs Highlight Charleston Wine + Food Festival and Our Own Fest as Well
February 16, 2017 - garden totes
Now that a continue is warming adult adequate to inspire dining al fresco, it’s also festival season. Across a South there are glorious opportunities to representation food and splash during festival events that showcase some of Nashville’s best culinary professionals.
The subsequent one on a calendar that I’m many vehement about is a annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival that will take over a ancestral city’s downtown Mar 1-5. I’ve already done my reservation during a adult hostel where we always stay (because we won’t be in a room adequate to need any amenities, y’know, like towels …) and am starting to devise a jam-packed schedule.
As good as it is to representation a food of some of Charleston’s illusory chefs, we do try to make certain to uncover some support for my internal homies, and there will be copiousness of Music City season as always during CHSWFF. The list of participating chefs includes utterly a few Nashvillians, and I’m going to make a indicate of display adult for during slightest some of their events.
My friend Carey Bringle of Peg Leg Porker will be cooking during dual sessions, Hams + Half Shells on Saturday, Mar 4, and a large shutting eventuality on Sunday that they call Toasted. Deb Paquette of Etch and etc. will lapse to Charleston to put on a cooking demo in a Culinary Village on Saturday and will also take partial in Sinister Siesta, a celebration during a internal biker bar for chefs who float motorcycles.
Of course, part-time Nashvillian and Charlestonian Sean Brock will be all over a festival, and any eventuality that he takes partial in is a required partial of your schedule. Other internal Nashvillians fasten a celebration embody beef experts Edgar Pendley from Urban Grub, Karl Worley of Biscuit Love and Robert Grace from Kayne Prime, who will all be conducting cook demos in a CV and cooking during several events during a weekend. New cook during a 1808 Grille during a Hutton, Kerri Roach, will deliver herself to a CHSWFF with dual days of Culinary Village demos of Saturday and Sunday, so you’ll have dual chances to get in her line for giveaway food!
Chauhan Ale Masala House’s Maneet Chauhan will be another featured cook during a CV as good as during Sunday’s Gospel Brunch. It’s unhappy that I’ll have to expostulate all a approach to Charleston to representation a food of Chef RJ Cooper from a newly announced Henley for a initial time, though that’s accurately what we intend to do. Chef Cooper will also be cooking in a Culinary Village twice over a march of a weekend. Tickets are still on sale for many of these events, and it’s not though an eight-hour drive, so come go with!
If you’d cite to stay closer to home, there’s another excellent choice of a smaller scale in a fourth annual Nashville Wine Food Festival entrance to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park during 600 James Robertson Parkway from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 20. Two opposite acknowledgment levels grant congregation to entrance to a Food and Wine Villages where they can representation from some-more than 50 wineries, 20 internal restaurants, 10 breweries and an artisanal marketplace featuring internal producers. There will also be seminars presented by internal sommeliers and chefs and a drink garden and cigar lounge.
This is all enclosed in a $85 ubiquitous acknowledgment sheet as good as a six-bottle booze receptacle and a Riedel tasting glass. The $125 VIP sheet also includes entrance to a Landmark VIP tent, featuring a special grill and winery and be served by tip sommeliers and chefs. VIPs will also suffer gentle seating, no lines and name booze and food, along with private restroom facilities.
The eventuality advantages a Nashville Symphony, and tickets are now on sale to a Nashville Wine and Food Festival website. As a good small lagniappe, a organizers are charity a 10% bonus off all sheet prices if we use a promotional code BITES to buy your tickets before Apr 1.