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Award-winning author and chef to take part in Cooking Demo & Harvest Night, respectively, with Kings of Leon Anchoring Live Musical PerformanceÂ of Iconic 70s & 80s Disco Hits
Music City Food + Wine is pleased to announceÂ the addition ofÂ Ruth Reichl, award-winning author, journalist and TV personality, andÂ Tiffani Faison,Â 2018 James Beard Foundation Award-nominated chef & owner ofÂ Sweet Cheeks Q, Tiger Mama and Fool’s Errand, to the Festival program:Â www.
Reichl, the six-time recipient of James Beard Foundation Awards for journalism, is also a highly decorated author, former editor in chief ofÂ GourmetÂ and former restaurant critic of bothÂ The New York TimesÂ andÂ Los Angeles Times. She will join chef/partnerÂ Jonathan WaxmanÂ for a spirited joint Cooking Demo, as well as lead a Panel Discussion and conduct a Book Signing throughout the weekend.
Faison, season one finalist of Top Chef and the 2018 nominee for Best Chef: Northeast, will conduct a Book Signing, take part in a Panel Discussion and round out the chef line-up atÂ Saturday’sÂ Harvest Night, cooking alongside 14 of the best chefs from Nashville and across the country beforeÂ Kings of LeonÂ takethe stage at Walk of Fame Park to anchorÂ a star-studded lineup of special musical guests performing iconic disco hits from the 70s & 80s.
“The two things that flow straight from our souls, food and music, are what Harvest Night at Music City Food + Wine Festival celebrates,” says chefÂ Tiffani Faison. “It’s the best of everything in one night.”
Harvest Night attendees are encouraged to dress up in their flashiest Studio 54-inspired garb for a fabulous dance party under the Nashville stars while enjoying signature dishes from nationally acclaimed chefs including:Â Jeni Britton BauerÂ (Jeni’s Ice Cream);Â Tom BaylessÂ (The Public House);Â Matt BolusÂ (The 404 Kitchen);Â Sean BrockÂ (McCrady’s, McCrady’s Tavern, Husk, Minero);Â Maneet ChauhanÂ (Chauhan Ale & Masala House);Â Tiffani Faison;Â Carla HallÂ (ABC’sÂ The Chew);Â Gabrielle Hamilton(Prune);Â Tim LoveÂ (Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse, Queenie’s Steakhouse, Love Shack, White Elephant Saloon);Â Margot McCormack(Margot CafÃ© & Bar);Â AarÃ³nÂ SÃ¡nchezÂ (Johnny SÃ¡nchez);Â Chris ShepherdÂ (UB Preserv);Â Jonathan WaxmanÂ (Barbuto, Jams, Adele’s, Brezza Cucina);Â Tandy WilsonÂ (City House); andÂ Andrew ZimmernÂ (TV personality, Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen).
“Music City Food + Wine is one of my favorite festivals of the year,” saysÂ Andrew Zimmern.Â “It brings together incredible chefs from Nashville and beyond, all cooking delicious food set to the vibrant live soundtrack of Music City. That integration of music and food, along with the stunning Nashville setting makes this intimate food fest truly special.”
Tickets & More Information:
Music City Food + Wine Festival ticket options include anÂ All-In Ticket,Â as well asFridayÂ Evening Ticket,Â SaturdayÂ Ticket, Harvest Night Ticket,Â andÂ Gospel Brunch Ticket.Â All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
TheÂ All-In TicketÂ ($525 per person)Â enables guests to experience the full weekend of Music City Food + Wine Festival programming, including the Official Drink of Nashville competition andÂ FridayÂ Night Throwdown andÂ SaturdayÂ festival access; the Grand Taste cooking demos and panel discussions; more than 80 beer, wine, cocktail, and culinary tastings; access to Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint and Friends; book signings; access toÂ Saturday’sÂ Harvest Night andÂ Sunday’sÂ Gospel Brunch.
TheÂ FridayÂ Evening TicketÂ ($165 per person) includes single-day access toÂ Friday, September 14Â festival programming at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, including the Official Drink of Nashville competition and theÂ FridayÂ Night Throwdown; Grand Taste more than 80 beer, wine, cocktail, and culinary tastings; and access to Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint and Friends.
TheÂ SaturdayÂ TicketÂ ($165 per person) includes single-day access toÂ Saturday, September 15Â festival programming at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, including the Grand Taste cooking demos and panel discussions; more than 80 beer, wine, cocktail, and culinary tastings; book signings; and access to Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint and Friends.
Harvest NightÂ TicketÂ ($275 per person) available as a stand-alone ticket option forSaturdayÂ evening,Â September 15.Â Harvest Night brings together signature dishes from world-renowned chefs from Nashville and across the country with a live musical performance anchored by Kings of Leon and special guests celebrating iconic disco hits of the 70s & 80s. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in their most festive Studio 54-inspired costumes for a rocking dance party under the stars at Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville.
Gospel BrunchÂ ($85 per person) will return to Walk of Fame Park onÂ Sunday, September 16, featuring a dynamic roster of restaurants andÂ chefs serving creative brunch favorites. Get a jump-start on the day with eye-opening cocktails, wine, coffee, and a spirited live gospel brunch performance from Gayle Mayes.
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Music City Food + Wine is generously sponsored by: Nashville Convention + Visitors Bureau,Â Toyota and FOOD & WINE.
About Music City Food + Wine Festival:
Music City Food + Wine Festival is produced by GRAMMY-award winning artists (and Nashville residents) Kings of Leon, world-renowned chef Jonathan Waxman, Vector Management’s Ken Levitan and Andy Mendelsohn, and Austin-based C3 Presents – producer of Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park, and Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin’s Zilker Park.
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