Thursday, January 9, 2014

USN Evening Class Updates

Posted By on Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Since so many of University School of Nashville's food-related evening classes sold out so quickly (good on you, Bitesters!), I asked the organizers to periodically update me on some classes that still have space in case local gourmands got shut out on registration day. The first two they shared are sort of special events instead of traditional classes, but both sound like a lot of fun.

The first is a chance for you and 11 friends to buy out the private dining room at Silo for a private dinner and bourbon tasting. I was lucky enough to attend a similar event a couple years back before Silo even opened, and we had a fantastic time. Plus they're giving away free booze!

Here are all the details:


This class brings a dozen guests together to enjoy a "Bourbon & Burgers" class in SILO’s Private Dining Room. Chef LARRY CARLILE's meal consisting of deviled eggs, charcuterie, burgers and fries, and chocolate or caramel (bourbon friendly) dessert will accompany four flights of some of Kentucky's finest. Included is the history of whiskey making America, from the birth of the U.S. to its rise and prominence throughout the world. A drawing will be held after dessert, and one lucky diner will walk away with a bottle of the amber nectar to enjoy with friends at home.
Ages 21 and up.

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: $480
Materials Fee: $600
Location: SILO, 1121 5th Ave N Nashville, TN 37208

The second opportunity is a chance to get invited to the sort of house party that few of us ever hear about. The location of the house is still a secret, but I can tell you it's the sort of spot in West Meade that can comfortably seat 100 people for dinner. That's the goal of this "class," to get a hundred folks together for a great night of food from a CIA-trained chef and hilarious entertainment. I can guarantee a fun night of food, drink and music, and you'll be helping to support the scholarship fund at a great school. (Fair disclosure: USN is my alma mater)


Ever wonder what people used to do before tablets, computers, cable, and television? Maybe you even remember. It was all about food, friends, music, and fun — a house party. This class takes the spirit of those days and takes it to another level. Sign up, drive to a fabulous home in one of Nashville’s coolest neighborhoods, and kick back for magic. Chef GENEVIEVE INGHAM, (Culinary Institute of America. F. Scotts, Table 3 and Husk) will start you off with Asparagus and Caramelized Onion Tart, Crab Cakes, White bean and Ricotta Dip served with Crudités, and Spinach, Spring Pea, and Potato Empanadas. This will be followed by an on-site cooking demonstration (Brioche and White Truffle Shrimp Rolls, Kale and Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad, Roasted Beef Tenderloin Sandwiches with Marsala Tomato Confit Sauce), capped by a succulent dessert (Chocolate Eclairs and French Crullers). And, while you’re digesting, Grammy-nominated songwriter and USN parent JAY KNOWLES and eclectic Nashville songsmith and USN parent FRED LABOUR aka “Too Slim” (Riders in the Sky) will perform.
Ages 21 and up.

Date(s): Saturday, March 8, 2014
Time(s): 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fee: $40
Materials Fee: $35
Location: Private home

To register for either of these classes, head to the USN Evening Classes website.

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