With so many eyes turned toward the desperate needs of Haitis people after last months quake, its interesting to note that one of Nashvilles chefs has a history of helping out in Haiti (in his youth he helped build a school on the island) and hes now recruited fellow chefs for a big party to raise money for a hospital in rural Haiti. Chef Andy Hunter of Acorn Restaurant has organized From Nashville With Love, a fun tasting event at the Nashville Farmers Market with food created by Hunter and chefs from City House, Midtown Cafe, Cabana, Sunset Grill, Rumba, Jacksons, tayst, The Yellow Porch, Caffe Nonna, F. Scotts Restaurant & Jazz Bar, Park Cafe, Miro District, Chappys on Church, Fleur de Lis Flavors, Mackes and The Standard. The event, which also includes music and a silent auction, benefits the Visitation Hospital Foundation, a longtime Nashville charity that runs a clinic in Haiti and is working to build a full-scale hospital. Admission to the family-friendly event is just $15, free for kids under 7 (with a cash bar for the grownups). Its quite a deal to try nibbles from 17 of Nashvilles best chefs and help needy people, too.
Sun., March 14, 5-8 p.m., 2010