The format of the evening sounds fascinating. Fifteen of Nashville's culinary professionals will participate as contestants in a culinary competition. Each chef offers their signature cuisine to a limited number of guests in an intimate setting. The chef prepares a five-course dinner of their own creation, with complementary wines for a table of 10 guests. The big surprise is that the guest does not know which chef will be preparing their meal until the night of the event. Each chef designs their table settings to reflect their cuisine and personal flair using their own china, silver, crystal, and centerpiece.
After a cocktail reception, silent and live auction and this gustatory gala, the attendees will vote to award the prestigious People's Choice Prize. It's not a cheap ticket at $250, but for a great meal for a great cause, consider it an investment in the future health of your liver.
For a list of this year's competitors and registration info, take a trip to Melmac after the jump:
2009 Participating Chefs
Cascade's Seafood Restaurant and Wasabe Sushi Bar- Chef Forrest Parker
The Crow's Nest - Chef Kelly Weatherford
Eat - Chef Elaine Taubin
Findley's - Chef Brian Owenby
Gaylord Opryland Hotel- Chef Michael Swann
Hillwood Country Club - Chef Perry Seal
Macke's- Chef Toby Willis
Mack and Kate's- Chef Cooper Crunk
Mad Platter - Chef Shane Autry
Red Pony- Chef Carl Schultheis
Saffire - Chef Vinny Tardo
Sambuca - Chef James Reesor
Watermark - Chef Sean Norton
Contact: Kristy Reuter
Phone: 615.228.2024 (866.756.7668, Fax: 615.228.2202)
Added 9/9: ex-Titan Eddie George and his Survivor star wife Taj will be special guests at the Flavor's event this year. ALF are selling individual tickets for people to sit at their table if you know of anyone who is interested. Tix are $250 a piece, 6 seats available.