Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Music City Food + Wine Fest Will Host 30 Local Chefs in Grand Tasting Tent

Posted By on Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Josh Habiger whips up samples of maple-thyme custard with bacon dipping chip at last years fest
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  • Josh Habiger whips up samples of maple-thyme custard with bacon dipping chip at last year's fest.
As the Music City Food + Wine Festival (formerly Music City Eats) draws closer to its second annual staging downtown, it has released one of the more salient details — the schedule of well-regarded local chefs who will serve up samples for festivalgoers under the tents labeled The Grand Taste.

More than 30 local folks have signed up to participate. Different chefs will be featured on each of the festival's two days:

Saturday, Sept. 20

Kahlil Arnold (Arnold’s Country Kitchen); Carey Bringle (Peg Leg Porker); Larry Carlile (Silo); Chris Carter & James Peisker (Porter Road Butcher); Lisa Donovan (Buttermilk Road); Matt Farley (The Southern Steak & Oyster and The Acme); Giovanni Francescotti (Giovanni Ristorante); Sarah Gavigan (Otaku South); Robert Grace (Kayne Prime); Hal M. Holden-Bache (Lockeland Table); Todd Alan Martin (The Treehouse); Trevor Moran (The Catbird Seat); Barclay Stratton (Merchants Restaurant); Tandy Wilson (City House); and Karl Worley (Biscuit Love Truck).

Sunday, Sept. 21

Roderick Bailey (The Silly Goose); Matt Bolus (The 404 Kitchen); Tyler Brown (Capitol Grille); Trey Cioccia (The Farm House); Daniel Dillingham & George Harvell (Loveless Cafe); Jay Flatley (Tavern); Josh Habiger (Pinewood Social); Betsy Johnston (Adele’s by Jonathan Waxman); John Lasater (Hattie B’s); Andrew Little (Josephine); Pat Martin (Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint); Margot McCormack (Margot Café & Marché); Arnold Myint; Deb Paquette (Etch); Nick Pellegrino (Mangia Nashville); and Jake Strang (1808 Grille, Hutton Hotel).

Additional participants at The Grand Taste tents, according to the festival's announcement:

On Saturday and Sunday, The Grand Taste will also highlight more than 60 international and national restaurants, wineries, spirits purveyors, breweries, and other artisanal purveyors, including 5th & Taylor; Alcohol By Volume; American Born Moonshine; Arrington Vineyards; Barritt’s Ginger Beer; Belle Meade Bourbon; Black Abbey Beer; Blue Moon Brewing; Brancott Estate; Cakebread Cellars; Caposaldo Winery; Chateau D’Esclans; Chateau St. Jean; City Winery; Corkcicle; The Corner Market Catering Company; Corsair Distillery; Covington Vodka; Cumberland Cask Whiskey & Q Drinks; Dark Horse Wines; Dead Bolt Wine; Deep Eddy Vodka; Hendrick’s Gin; Hope Family Wines; Jackalope Brewing; Jackson Family Wines; Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams; Kenwood Vineyards; Leaf Vodka; Lola Wines; Mason’s; Mezzacorona Wines; Miner Family Wines; Moonpie Moonshine; Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co.; One Hope Wines; Palm Bay; Peg Leg Porker Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey; Prichard’s Distillery; Purity Vodka; Reedy Creek Vineyard; Sequoia Grove Winery; Shun Cutlery; Silver Oak Cellars; Six Points Beer; Starr Hill Brewery; Stone Brewing Company; Sugarlands Distilling Co.; Switters Iced Coffee & Roast, Inc.; Champagne Taittinger; Tenn South Distillery and Eli Mason Cocktail Mixers; Terrapin Beer Company; Tito’s Handmade Vodka; Trampetti Olive Oil; Twomey Cellars; Urban Grub; Watermark Restaurant; Whisper Creek; Whistle Pig Rye Whiskey; Williamson Wines; Winebow; Yazoo Brewing Company, and more.

The Music City Food + Wine Festival will take place downtown Sept. 20-21. In addition to The Grand Taste, it will include various panels and demos featuring both nationally known food luminaries and local chefs, and Saturday's Harvest Night event, which will "offer guests the opportunity to sample signature dishes from over 15 of the nation’s most decorated chefs, paired with live music and curated by Kings of Leon."

Passes range from $150 to $500, depending on which parts of the festival (or its entirety) you choose, and are available here.

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