In addition to the panels, Music City Eats includes chef demonstrations, book signings and the Flavors of Nashville grand tasting tents. Additionally, on Saturday evening there's Harvest Night — with a bounty of signature dishes from nationally known guest chefs —and the musical salute Petty Fest.
The newly announced panel discussions are a fairly intriguing lineup, with some creative combinations of culinary folks. For example, in "What Comes Around … Goes Around," chefs Giada de Laurentiis and Michael Symon and Nick Pellegrino of Mangia Nashville will talk about long-ago food trends that are becoming popular once more.
In the panel "What Music City Eats," food writer Jennifer Justus will moderate a discussion of Nashville specialties, with input from some of Nashville's favorite chefs, including Tandy Wilson of City House and Kahlil Arnold of Arnold's Country Kitchen.
Go here to see more panels, demonstrations and other events. And also the pretty fascinating lineup of local and national chefs.
I note that two great New Orleans' chefs will be doing demos: Donald Link will cook up Modern New Orleans bistro cuisine, and John Besh will show us how to make soupe de poissons. Chef Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia Louisville will demonstrate "How to Eat Your Bourbon."
Apparently Music City Eats has gotten interest from folks outside Nashville — the travel packages, which include hotel accommodations, etc., are sold out. Two ticket options remain: For $275, you get a two-day pass that includes panel discussions; demos; wine and spirits tastings; Flavors of Nashville, which is the "grand tasting" with an abundant sampling of dishes created by "top local chefs and food world superstars"; and a one-year subscription to Food & Wine. For $500, you get a two-day pass that includes all the previous items and adds admission to the Harvest Night dinner and Petty Fest concert on Saturday night. Get tickets here.
Read the press release after the jump:
Music City Eats: Nashville Food, Wine & Spirits Festival Releases Panelist and Moderator Line-up for Intimate Panel Discussions
Listen in as the Culinary World’s Brightest Stars Tell Stories and Spill Secrets at the Inaugural Festival, September 21-22, 2013
Nashville, TN (September 4, 2013) — Music City Eats: Nashville Food, Wine & Spirits Festival is pleased to announce the line-up of panelists and moderators for the series of intimate Panel Discussions. Held at Public Square Park in the heart of downtown Nashville, on Saturday, September 21, and Sunday, September 22, 2013, the Panel Discussions will be offered in conjunction with Flavors of Nashville grand tasting tents, cooking demonstrations, and chef book signings.
Featuring a mix of chefs, media, and wine, spirits and beer experts, Music City Eats’ Panel Discussions, presented by Dark Horse Wine and Klipsch Audio, will provide attendees with the opportunity to be part of engaging and intimate conversations, ranging from culinary trends to craft brews.
On Saturday, September 21, join Dana Cowin, editor-in-chief of FOOD & WINE, as she leads a spirited discussion about What Comes Around… Goes Around. Chefs Giada de Laurentiis, Michael Symon and Nick Pellegrino will share the inside scoop on which past food trends are finding their way back into the chef's kitchen.
Delight your taste buds as you Uncork Penfolds with Peter Gago, Penfolds’ Chief Winemaker and recipient of the prestigious ProWein Winemaker’s Winemaker award, as he explains the theory behind multi-regional blending.
From meat-and-threes to a modern twist on Hot Chicken, the Nashville food scene is full of fabled classics and unexpected innovation. Listen in as writer Jennifer Justus finds out What Music City Eats with some of the city’s brightest residents, including chefs Tandy Wilson and Kahlil Arnold.
The Panel Discussions continue on Sunday, September 22, as chef Tim Love asks an all-star panel of meat masters How Do You Q? Find out what differentiates regional varieties of barbecue with insight from chef Aarón Sánchez and pitmasters Pat Martin and Carey Bringle.
Thirsty for more? You won’t want to miss when brewmasters from celebrated Black Abbey Brewing Company and Yazoo Brewing Company tap into the techniques, styles and unexpected twists that make craft brewing so special at Views on Brews.
To view the complete list of panel participants and moderators, as well as the full Flavors of Nashville lineup, please visit http://www.musiccityeats.com/schedule.
Tickets & More Information:
Music City Eats ticket options include a 2-Day Pass or All-In Pass; all attendees must be 21 years of age or older. The 2-Day Pass ($275 per person) includes access to cooking demonstrations, wine & spirits tastings, intimate panel discussions, book signings, Saturday and Sunday’s Flavors of Nashville, and a one-year FOOD & WINE Magazine Subscription (US Only).
The All-In Pass ($500 per person) includes access to cooking demonstrations, wine & spirits tastings, intimate panel discussions, Saturday and Sunday’s Flavors of Nashville, Saturday’s Harvest Night presented by CITI and Petty Fest presented by Jameson, as well as a one-year FOOD & WINE Magazine Subscription (US Only).
To purchase tickets, or for more information about programming, including cooking demonstrations, panel discussions, Harvest Night participants or Petty Fest performers, please visit http://www.musiccityeats.com. Follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/musiccityeats) and Facebook (Facebook.com/musiccityeats).
Music City Eats is generously sponsored by FOOD & WINE Magazine, Citi, Jameson Irish Whiskey, KitchenAid, Dark Horse Wine, Nashville Music City, Blue Chair Bay Premium Rum, and Lucchese.
About Music City Eats: Nashville Food, Wine, & Spirits Festival:
Music City Eats: Nashville Food, Wine & Spirits Festival is the brainchild of GRAMMY-award winning artists (and Nashville residents) Caleb and Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon, world renowned chef Jonathan Waxman, Austin-based C3 Presents — producer of Austin FOOD & WINE Festival, Austin City Limits Music Festival, and Lollapalooza — and Vector Management's Ken Levitan and Andy Mendelsohn.
Taking place in the historic venues and outdoor spaces of downtown Nashville, Music City Eats makes its debut in 2013 with an authentic, fresh and inspiring experience that will have even the most discriminating gourmet coming back for more.
About C3 Presents:
C3 Presents creates, books, markets and produces live experiences, concerts, and private events. C3 is the force behind Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas and Lollapalooza in Chicago. Other events in the C3 portfolio include the Austin FOOD & WINE Festival, Orion Music + More, Wanderlust Festival, Lollapalooza Brazil, Lollapalooza Chile, and Big Day Out Australia. C3 books and promotes more than 1,000 concerts in arenas, theaters, casinos, and clubs across the US annually, making it the third-largest promoter in the country. In addition to event production and booking, C3 manages the careers of select artists.