First off is the annual Holly Street Rocks, a wine tasting and silent auction benefit for Holly Street Daycare this Saturday, Oct. 2, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Limelight (201 Woodland St., just across the river in East Nashville). Featuring music by Roman Candle, a humongous silent auction, lots of wine and food, it should be a great time.
Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door.
Reserve your tickets at Holly Street Daycare or at the event website.
You can preview silent auction items here.
About Holly Street:
Holly Street Daycare is a non-profit organization that provides affordable, quality childcare for parents. Because of the generosity of more than 400 donors, we were able last year to continue our assistance to at-risk children through our Tuition Subsidy Fund. The Tuition Subsidy Program bridges the gap between assistance a family might be receiving and the rising cost of quality childcare.
At Holly Street, children experience personalized attention and progressive learning in an intimate, low teacher/child ratio environment. Additionally, the center offers specialized programs such as dance, music and educational field trips. Holly Street strives to create an overall setting to further develop each child’s values, attitudes and social skills.
Midtown is also sponsoring a Pali Wine Tasting at Watermark that I'm really looking forward to. Pail makes some outstanding wines, so I'll be marking my calendar for Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
$25 per person will get you:
2008 "Durell Vineyard" Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) (96 points, Wine Spectator)
2009 "Alphabets" Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley Blend)
2009 "Bluffs" Pinot Noir (Russian River Blend)
2009 "Huntington" Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara Blend)
2008 "Shea Vineyard" Chardonnay (Willamette Valley)
2007 "Boer Vineyard" Grenache (Monterey)
2007 "Highlands" Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley Blend)
There's also a bonus 10% discount on your dinner bill if you choose to stay for a meal after the tasting event. Call 254-2000 for reservations. Watermark is at 507 12th Ave. S.
Woodland Wine Merchant invites you to a wine tasting at Rumours East at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, for $20 per person. Expect wines with an autumnal vibe, and the Rumour's kitchen will provide delicious appetizer pairings. Rumours East is at 1112 Woodland St. For reservations, call 262-5346.
Woodland's Will Motley would also love to see you at a Beer Dinner at Marché, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13. It's $40 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Join Will for a very special beer edition of Woodland Wine Merchant's popular wine dinners at Marché. You know the Marché kitchen will come up with some great dishes to pair with some of Belgium's finest beers. They will pour five beers, and Marche will provide four accompanying courses. Marché is at 1000 Main St. For reservations, call 262-1111.
Indulge in a free flow of wine and tasty hors d'oeuvres while you enjoy art from Brandon Bagby. Prints will be available for sale. The hotel is at 7109 South Springs Drive. Call 435-8700 for information.
Flyte, Omni Beverage and Vinea Wine & Spirits have planned an unbelievable wine tasting and light dinner. You'll be treated to six premium California wines paired with three matching courses by Flyte's Executive Chef Ashley Quick for the low price of only $35 per person.
The tasting will feature the Dierberg Family of Wines, including Dierberg Estate, Star Lane Vineyard and 3 Saints Wines. This is a great flight of wine at this price, and that's before Chef Ashley whips up some of his spectacular food. Check out this menu:
clementine, candied hazelnuts,
brown butter-foie gras powder
2007 Star Lane Sauvignon Blanc
2007 Dierberg Chardonnay
Smoked Duck Breast
fall squash and braised greens
2006 Dierberg Pinot Noir
2006 Dierberg Syrah
Sous Vide Venison
matsutaki mushroom confit,
carrots, duck fat potatoes
2006 Three Saints Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon
* A credit card is required to make your reservation. The size of each reservation will be limited to 2 guests. If you are part of a large group, please make multiple reservations, each secured with a different credit card. Cancellations should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the event to avoid a $25 per person cancellation fee. Thank you for your understanding of this policy.
If you happen to be wandering around the 12South district this Saturday, Oct. 2, perhaps slightly lost from the BHN Home Tour, Vinea would love to give you a treat. In honor of autumn, October, Germans, poetry and anything else you want to throw in, they are having a beer tasting from 3 to 6 p.m. at Mafiaozas. Join them and their friends from Yazoo and New Belgium breweries to sample some fabulous beer. The exact selections were still being chosen at press time, so drop by and be pleasantly surprised.
Finally, Village Wines dropped us a note about a tasting of JJ Prum Mosel Rieslings with Katerina Prum at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 360 Bistro. Prum makes some nice high-end Rieslings, so I guarantee you'll be impressed.
As always, have fun and be careful.