Remember Chef Julia Helton's tasting dinners at the Family Wash? East Nashville's tattooed culinary love goddess is reviving the tradition this Saturday night, June 14, at Mitchell Deli in Riverside Village. Each course, featuring Helton's clever variations on comfort-food staples such as pea soup and corned beef and cabbage, is paired with a sampling of Yazoo Brewing Company brewmaster Linus Hall's finest. Here come the newlyweds:
Baby corned beef and cabbage (brussels sprouts) with Sly Rye Porter
Minted English pea soup with Hefeweizen
Sauteed clams and chorizo with Dos Perros
Braised beef with a morel demiglace with Onward Stout
Fromage savoie with an IPA brewed specially for the event
Cost is $65, and only 40 slots are available. To make a reservation, contact catering (at)juliahelton.com. Mitchell Deli is located at 1402 McGavock Pike, 262-9862.
UPDATE: Waaah! The tasting dinner Saturday night has been canceled, and here's hoping it's rescheduled on a day that East Nashville hasn't temporarily relocated to Manchester. However, this also means Julia Helton has a free Saturday night, a shipload of Yazoo and lots of those corned-beef-sprout thingies. Were I a younger man....