Two of my favorite wine lovers, The Saucy Sisters are hosting a tasting event on Saturday, March 5, to benefit the Literacy Council of Williamson County and to celebrate the organization's twenty-five years of helping adults learn to read.
*Notable, Quotable, Potable … Celebrating 25 Years of the Literacy Council of Williamson County* is a wine tasting that will be held on Saturday, March 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. In addition to a menu of handcrafted hors d’oeuvres, there will be plenty of food for thought. A *Name That Book* contest will challenge partygoers to come up with book titles based on live performances of scenes from those books.
The event will be held at the Brentwood home of Mary and Stan Kantanie. Shuttle transportation to the home will be from Forest Hills United Methodist Church at 1250 Old Hickory Boulevard, Brentwood and is provided by Gaylord Opryland Resort.
Tickets for the celebration are $25 and can be purchased here.
For reservations and information, call 615 807-1743 or email LiteracyCouncilEvents@gmail.com.
Ruth's Chris Steak House is hosting a wine tasting with a little mardi gras twist. Enjoy four amazing "traditional" steak house wines paired with four delicious Ruth's Chris New-Orleans styled appetizers. Domaine Car Nerous Champagne; St. Francis Chardonnay; Wild Oak Cabernet; Fonseca Port.
The tasting benefits the education fund of the Greater Nashville Hospitality Association, a fund that helps students preparing for careers in the hospitality industry.
Wednesday, March 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $35, with $10 of each ticket benefiting the Greater Nashville Hospitality Association's Education Fund
Keeping with the Fat Tuesday theme, 100% Italiano cordially invites you to celebrate Carnevale, the Italian Mardi Gras at Rumours East at 1112 Woodland St. on Sunday, March 6, at 6 p.m. They encourage you to come celebrate the last days of winter and usher in the Lenten season while you enjoy Chef Hernan's festive four-course dinner and the paired wines from Northern Italy. Here's the menu and the wines:
Appetizer of pistachio-crusted salmon with lemon cream sauce
Italian antipasto salad or
mushroom parsnip soup with truffle oil
Marzemino IO Armani
Roman-style chicken with capers and balsamic vinaigrette
Vegetarian pasta with seasonal vegetables & lemon zest
Pinot Nero Io Armani
Fig and almond tart or
Chiacchiere — traditional Italian Carnevale dessert
Moscato dAsti Andrea Faccio
Cost $50 per person
Reservations required: 615 262-5346
Or send reservation request to: RumoursEast@comcast.net
Midtown Wine & Spirits and 1808 Grille in the Hutton Hotel continue their Wine Wednesdays series next week with four wines and a light appetizer for just $15. Next week celebrates the Wines of Spain.
No reservations necessary.
Amerigo has two stellar events scheduled for next Tuesday, March 1, one at their Cool Springs location and another at West End. The Cool Springs wine tasting will run from 6-8 p.m. featuring three red Californian wines and one Italian rosé. Chef Stephen will be pairing the wines with light appetizers for just $13 per person.
Featured wines include the Irony Napa Valley Merlot, Black Stallion Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and the Fog Head Reserve Monterey Pinot Noir. The single rosé, Feudi Di San Gregorio Ros'Aura, comes from the Campania region of Itlay.
If you prefer grains over grapes Horizon Wine and Spirits is holding a Wild Turkey tasting at West End featuring legendary master distiller Jimmy Russell. This is an official BoozeCamp Nashville event and only a limited number of spots are available. Head over to their website for more details.
They will be tasting:
Wild Turkey 101
Wild Turkey 101 Rye
Wild Turkey American Honey Liqueur
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
Wild Turkey Rare Breed
Wild Turkey Russell Reserve 10 year
Wild Turkey Russell Reserve Rye
Wild Turkey Tradition
$15 per person
Appetizers will be house-made potato chips with sea salt and house-made smoked ketchup, Pork wraps, with local pickles, greens and veggies, and chocolate bread pudding with a Bourbon caramel sauce. I'll see you there next Tuesday night at 7!
On the beer front, there are two outstanding beer dinners planned over the course of the next couple of weeks. First up is an event at the Flying Saucer featuring Nashville's own Yazoo Brewing Co. on Wednesday, March 9, starting at 6 p.m., with Yazoo founder and brewmaster Linus Hall.
Linus and the gang at the Saucer will serve up nine different Yazoo beers paired with three food courses during the dinner with commentary from the brewmaster himself along with each course.
According to the official invitation:
The menu will include a first course of cabbage salad with fried green tomatoes, which will be paired with Yazoo’s Amarillo Pale Ale, Dos Perros Ale and Hefeweizen; the second course will include a smoked chicken and bratwurst gumbo and will be served alongside Yazoo’s Spring Wheat, Hop Project and Onward Stout beers; and a dessert of peach cobbler with cocoa and porter will be paired with Yazoo’s Sly Rye Porter, Sue and Nashville Porter for the final course.
Admission is $25 for U.F.O. members and $30 for non-members. The event is sure to reach capacity so customers are urged to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased at Flying Saucer’s location at 111 10th Ave. S., Suite 310, or by calling (615) 259-3039.
Finally, Chef John Stephenson at Fido and Bounty Bev Distributors have put together an intriguing menu for their Craft Beer and Food Tasting scheduled for Wednesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. This one is sure to sell out, so hold your spot early! For all the details, click on the image below. (Yeah, I'm that lazy, but have you seen how long this post has become?)