Earlier this week, we filled you in on the upcoming Yelp Drinks Week and specifically the "Band of Boozers" march and party happening this Tuesday, May 10. But I don't think I could ever describe the event more eloquently than the video below.
And like the video says, drink passionately but responsibly!
If you prefer to be a little more sedate in your consumption and are willing to plan ahead a couple months, Midtown Wine and Spirits is offering a deal on a great event for a very worthy cause.
Wine & Swine, a Circle of Hope event benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, has become one of Nashville’s hottest summer fundraising events, and tickets are now on sale for the Third Annual Wine & Swine just around the corner.
If you purchase your tickets today, Friday, May 6, only, you can save yourself $10 on admission.
What: Wine tasting, silent auction and live music.
When: Friday, July 8, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Belle Meade Plantation
$50/person if you buy today (otherwise $60/person)
Go here to get your tickets and click "Register." From the official invite:
We at Midtown Wine & Spirits are proud to serve as the prime sponsor for such a wonderful event. This will be an amazing opportunity to taste more than 60 wines from around the world while enjoying delicious pork-based dishes from some of Nashville's best restaurants. Live entertainment will be provided, so be sure to invite all your friends!
Vital research in the fight against CF is being done right here in our community — Vanderbilt University Medical Center houses the Cystic Fibrosis Care Centers for children and adults. So the money we raise here stays here but benefits the 30,000 CF Patients across the country!
This Saturday, May 7, is Derby Day, so it's time for the Belle Meade Plantation's Third Annual Kentucky Derby Party from 3 to 6 p.m.
Enjoy the ambiance of Churchill Downs without leaving Nashville at Belle Meade Plantation's Kentucky Derby Party on May 7!
Traditional Derby food and drinks (open bar)
Place your bets on the races (fun money, of course)
Sip Mint Juleps and the finest Kentucky bourbons and Tennessee whiskeys.
All while watching the races on the big screens!
Tickets are $100 per person. Click Here for Tickets
If you still have any gas in your tank after the Derby, you can head over to Green Hills for the Second Annual Hope in the Hills on the Rooftop of Macke's (4009 Hillsboro Pike Suite 212) starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night.
Tickets are $65 online/$75 at the door and benefit Linda's Hope.
Your ticket includes:
-Support for Linda's Hope mission: Linda's Hope provides support to those affected by Pancreatic Cancer by advancing research, supporting patients and families and raising community awareness for this critical cause.
-LIVE MUSIC: Motown band Ski Hi Funk and DJ Irresponsible Laundry
-Food by MacKe's
Last year's event photo album looks like it was a hoot.
Finally, mark your calendar for May 17 at 6:30 p.m. when the Palm Restaurant downtown has scheduled quite a spectacular wine dinner featuring the wines of Robert Fisher. The five-course meal,
which is $125 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity, will feature wine pairings with each course presented by Robert Fisher, general manager of Fisher Vineyards. The dinner is discounted to $95 per person exclusive for members of The Palm’s 837 Club. Reservations are required, so please contact Paige Dixon at 782-3193 or email@example.com.
The menu looks like a real winner:
Stuffed mushroom caps with caramelized onions and Danish bleu cheese
Applewood smoked bacon wrapped jumbo shrimp
Scottish smoked salmon bruschetta
Mini crab cakes in puff pastry with a wasabi lobster sauce
Jumbo shrimp, clams, mussels and scallops Posillipo over linguine
Paired with 2010 UNITY Rose (Napa Valley)
Iceberg lettuce wedge salad
Danish bleu cheese, toasted walnuts, bacon, cherry tomatoes, chives and fried onions
Paired with 2008 Mountain Estate Vineyard Chardonnay (Sonoma County)
Third course (choose one)
Filet Mignon (9 ounce), mascarpone cheese whipped potatoes, and topped with a balsamic-rosemary butter
Pan-roasted cilantro-crusted Chilean sea bass fillet, asparagus parmesan risotto
Paired with 2007 Coach Insignia Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)
Half and half (cottage fries & fried onions)
Green beans with pancetta, pepper flakes and toasted pine nuts
Chocolate Lava Cake
vanilla bean ice cream and chocolate sauce
Paired with 2009 UNITY Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)
Membership in the 837 Club is free, so get yourself signed up so that you can get the hook-up on this dinner.