So this year they've decided to up the ante and spread the event out to an entire weekend on Feb. 21-22. On Friday, Feb. 21, from 7 to 10:30 p.m., a five-course dinner will be prepared by award-winning chefs and then paired with wine from California wineries. The dinner and auction will be held at The Rosewall, MStreet Entertainment’s newest event venue. Friday night’s dinner will feature a cocktail reception at the exclusive Citizen, MStreet’s private club, before guests are escorted to The Rosewall. The impressive roster of chefs this year includes Greg Baker (The Refinery, Tampa), Matt Bolus (The 404 Kitchen, Nashville), Lisa Donovan (Husk, Nashville), Robert Grace (Kayne Prime, Nashville), Andy Hayes (Moto Cucina & Enoteca, Nashville), Hal Holden-Bache (Lockeland Table, Nashville), Anthony Lamas (Seviche, Lousiville), Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman (Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen and Hog & Hominy, Memphis) and Scott Witherow (Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Co.)
Then on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 1 to 5 p.m., guests will taste the wines of more than 25 vineyards from Napa Valley, Sonoma and the Central Coast while sampling wine-friendly foods at the Factory at Franklin and participate in a silent and live auction.
Featured wineries that will be pouring on both Friday and Saturday include Banshee Wines, Bougetz Cellars, Donum Estate, Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery, Gundlach Bundschu, Ilsley Vineyards, Robinson Family Vineyards, Taylor Family Vineyards, Turley Wine Cellars and Wedell Cellars. Additional guest wineries that will pour on Saturday include Alexander Valley Vineyards, Arrington Vineyards, Cline Cellars, Copain Wines, Dierberg Estate Vineyard, Herman Story Wines, Jada Vineyards, Lincourt Vineyards, Martinelli Winery & Vineyard, Northstar Winery, Novy Family Wines, Pali Wine Co., Scenic Root Winegrowers, Scriber Winery and Siduri Wines.
The silent and live auction lots will feature fantastic trips, unique dinners and tastings, fine wines and luxury items, and the bidding action can get pretty intense. Whether you're a bidder or not (and you should be), it's worth it just to watch the fun.
To make reservations for Pairings, visit NashvilleWineAuction.com or call (615) 329-1760.