Nashville Predators Foundation Wine Festival & Tasting will be Friday, April 1, 2011 from 6 until 10 p.m. over the ice at the Bridgestone Arena. The cost of this star-studded event is $74 per person or $200 if you want to attend the VIP wine dinner hosted by Corey Beck of Francis Ford Coppola Winery, which will take place in the Patrón Platinum Club.
The festival will feature tasting from more than 200 higher-end wines, Anheuser-Busch products, spirits tasting and an extensive silent auction. The event will also include heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by Fish & Co. Restaurant and Raw Bar and Watermark Restaurant and a photo opportunity with Predators mascot GNASH.
To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit www.nashvillepredators.com/wine or call 770-2331.
• TPAC continues their successful "Art of" series with "The Art of Beer" 6 p.m. April 7 in the War Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are $25 and are available at the TPAC web site. Brewers and brewery representatives will guide us through a selection of High Gravity beers from Abita, Yazoo and Chimay.
Appetizers will be served, including pizza from The Mellow Mushroom, hot dogs and brats from The Dog of Nashville, and an assortment of cheeses provided by Cabot Creamery of Vermont — maker of "the world's best cheddar!"
• If you've got a mind to travel, consider the Spring Fest 3-Winery Tour this weekend on Saturday, March 26, 2011 from noon - 6 p.m. You'll depart from 1100 Rosa L Parks Blvd. and take a spring afternoon adventure through Middle Tennessee wine country along the Greater Nashville wine trail during this three-winery tour getaway, where you will be able to sample from more than 40 Tennessee wines, including award-winning wine selections.
Your Spring Wine Fest Tour Ticket includes:
Roundtrip group shuttle transportation departing from the lot beside Nashville Farmer's Market (Bicentennial Mall, corner of Jefferson St & 8th Ave North)
Visit to 3 Nashville area wineries (Long Hollow Winery, Sumner Crest Winery and Arrington Vineyards)
Wine tasting samples from over 40 wines, including award-winning selections (bartender gratuity and tasting fees, if any, are included)
A souvenir Wineries Guide with information about the Nashville, TN area wineries on your wine tour!
Hands-on wine tasting class with a handy Wine Tasting Kit that includes wine tasting note cards for rating the TN wines you taste at each of the wineries on the wine tour, a wine tasting tip-sheet so you can learn to taste like the pros!
Reusable canvas wine tote
Fun Nashville wineries tour guide
10% discount on all bottles of wine you purchase at each winery
Light snacks to enjoy along the ride
Plenty of bottled water to keep you hydrated during the day
$125.00 per person
Buy your tickets at their PayPal page.
• FInally, September's Restaurant in Hendersonville is hosting a Crown Royal Tasting on Tuesday, March 29 at 6 p.m. The menu looks like a lot of fun:
Lobster Potstickers with Vanilla Caramel Buerre Blanc
Pork Tenderloin with Smoked Raisin Reduction
Portobello Mushroom Fries with Crown Honey Aioli
Maple Glazed shrimp with Cinnamon Apples over Polenta
$36 per person (excludes tax and gratuity)
300 Indian Lake Blvd.
Building B Suite 100
Hendersonville, TN 37075