Music City Food + Wine FestivalÂ is pleased to announce the addition of acclaimed chefsÂ Billy DurneyÂ (Hometown Bar-B-Que) andMatt Hyland & Graydon AtchleyÂ (EMMY Squared Nashville), as well as James Beard Foundation Award semi-finalistsÂ Ford FryÂ (Sea Wolf, Le Loup, Star Rover, Superica) andÂ Matt McClureÂ (The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville) to the Harvest Night line-up. Rounding out the festival programming areÂ a dynamic line-up of intimateÂ Panel DiscussionsÂ and engagingÂ Tasting Sessions,Â as well as theÂ Book SigningÂ schedule, for the sixth annual festival,Â September 14-16, 2018.Â http://www.
Join culinary all-stars onÂ Saturday, September 15Â for intimateÂ Panel DiscussionsÂ that foster engaging and often hilarious conversations. Kick-off the day with moderatorCarla HallÂ (Chef, Author, TV Personality) and chefsÂ Jeni Britton BauerÂ (Jeni’s Ice Cream),Â Gerard CraftÂ (Pastaria) andÂ Billy DurneyÂ (Hometown Bar-B-Que) to discover the crucial dishes, essential drinks and dream guests that make-up theirUltimate Dinner Party.Â Don’t miss the chance to learn about the culinaryÂ Must-HavesÂ in the kitchen, in the pantry and beyond with chefsÂ Matt BolusÂ (The 404 Kitchen),Â Rob NewtonÂ (Gray & Dudley)andÂ Andy LittleÂ (Josephine), moderated byTiffani FaisonÂ (Sweet Cheeks, Tiger Mama, Fool’s Errand).
ModeratorÂ Jonathan WaxmanÂ (Barbuto, Jams, Adele’s Brezza Cucina) will be joined by chefsÂ Jessica BenefieldÂ (Two Ten Jack, The Green Pheasant),Â Chris Shepherd(UB Preserv),Â Tandy WilsonÂ (City House, Mop / Broom Mess Hall) for a spirited conversation about theirÂ Kitchen Highs & Lows. Listen in asÂ Ruth ReichlÂ (Author & TV Personality) uncovers answers to theÂ Things You Always Wanted To Know But Were Too Afraid To AskÂ with chefsPat MartinÂ (Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Hugh Baby’s),Â Deb PaquetteÂ (Etch Restaurant) andÂ AarÃ³n SÃ¡nchezÂ (Johnny SaÌnchez).
FridayÂ night,Â September 14 and Saturday, September 15Â festivalgoers are encouraged to stop by theÂ Tasting SessionsÂ tent to experience interactive and hands-on sampling of spirits, wines, cocktails and more from the world’s experts. Join The 404 Kitchen sommelier,Â Jenelle Engleson,Â to sip and savor four rosÃ© variations duringÂ Where There’s A Will, There’s A RosÃ©.Â TakeÂ A Walk Through Heaven’s DoorÂ withÂ Ryan Perry,Â Heaven’s DoorÂ whiskey developer,and taste three expressions from Tennessee’s award-winning whiskey made in partnership withÂ Bob Dylan.
Learn about Italy’s wine regions and numerous grape varietals duringÂ Formaggio Forever – Pairing Italian Wines and Cheese.Â Whether taste buds run to festive bubblies, crisp whites or rich reds, there’s a wine to fit every palate and every plate.Â Festivalgoers can enjoy four wines fromÂ Santa Margherita, each paired with a cheese from Nashville’s local cheesemonger,Â The Bloomy Rind.
Find out how toÂ Savor South WaltonÂ withÂ chefÂ Dan VargoÂ serving tastes ofÂ Gulf Blue Crab CocktailÂ withÂ Walton County GreensÂ andÂ TangerineÂ paired withÂ Inspiration RosÃ©fromÂ Provence RosÃ© Group.JoinÂ Phillip Dormont,Â Treaty OakÂ distiller & lead product developer, forÂ Thoughts on Bourbon and Foodfeaturing samples ofÂ signature whiskeys, includingÂ Red Handed Bourbon Whiskey,Â Ghost Hill Texas, Bourbon Whiskey, andÂ Red Handed Rye Whiskey.
For a chance to meet & greet with chefs and get their latest cookbook personalized and signed, festivalgoers are encouraging to swing by theÂ Book SigningÂ tent onSaturday September 15. The signing schedule can be found viaÂ https://www.
Tickets & More Information:
Music City Food + Wine Festival ticket options still available includeÂ FridayÂ Night TicketÂ andÂ SaturdayÂ TicketÂ and a limited number ofÂ Gospel Brunch Tickets.Â All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
TheÂ FridayÂ Night 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, with more than 80 beer, wine, cocktail, and culinary tastings; access to Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint & Friends; and more.
TheÂ SaturdayÂ TicketÂ ($165 per person) includes single-day access toÂ Saturday, September 15Â festival programming at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, including Grand Taste, with more than 80 beer, wine, cocktail, and culinary tastings; cooking demos; panel discussions; access to Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint & Friends; and more.
Gospel Brunch TicketÂ ($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, 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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