Sixth Annual Festival Also Introduces All-Star Roster of
“Official Drink of Nashville” Competitors to Round Out Friday Evening’s Programming at Bicentennial Capitol State Mall Park
Music City Food + Wine is pleased to welcomeÂ Nashville Predators’Â Â P.K. SubbanÂ andÂ Roman JosiÂ as well asÂ Tennessee Titans‘Â Â Taylor LewanandÂ Marcus MariotaÂ as celebrity sous chefs at theÂ Friday Night ThrowdownÂ as well as an all-star roster ofÂ Official Drink of NashvilleÂ competitors to round out the festival programming:Â http://www.
Friday Night Throwdown
Experience the ultimate culinary face-off as star chefsÂ Anne BurrellÂ andÂ Tim LoveÂ go head-to-head in a spirited cooking demo, each captaining a team featuring celebrity sous chefs from theÂ Nashville PredatorsÂ andÂ Tennessee TitansÂ and emceed byÂ Jessie James Decker.
BurrellÂ and the Preds’Â SubbanÂ andÂ JosiÂ will battleÂ LoveÂ and the Titans’Â LewanÂ andÂ MariotaÂ as each team is challenged to create the ultimate meal from a surprise ingredient box. Come out and cheer on the hometown teams as they battle for bragging rights in the kitchen – and on the Festival’s playing field.
“I am just soooo SUPER excited for the Music City Food + Wine Festival,” saysÂ Anne Burrell. “I can’t wait for the Throwdown, where I will competeÂ against my good buddy Tim Love with the help of my talented teammatesÂ P.K. and Roman from the Preds!”
“I don’t know ifÂ JosiÂ and I will win the cook off, but we should definitely get first place simply for good looks,” saysÂ P.K.Â Subban.
“I have never been a passionate cook, but I am passionate about winning,”Â saysÂ TaylorÂ Lewan.Â “
With a teammate likeÂ Marcus, I like to think P.K. andÂ JosiÂ don’t have a chance.”
“I am so looking forward to facing Anne Burrell in what will surely be an amazingÂ Throwdown!” saysÂ Tim Love.Â “With TaylorÂ andÂ Marcus on my side, we will be tough to beat.”
Official Drink of Nashville
Join the city’s top bartenders and mixologists as they compete to create theÂ Official Drink of Nashville. The competition will celebrate theÂ spiritÂ of Nashville and shine a spotlight on Music City’s talented bartending community as the city’s top teams mix, shake and measure to create this year’s essential NashvilleÂ cocktail, as voted by Festival attendees. The Official Drink of Nashville participants will compete within the Grand Taste on Friday night,Â September 14, and include:Â Joshua DoolanÂ (Rosemary & Beauty Queen);Â Gabriel FuenmayorÂ (Bar Sovereign);Â Sally GatzaÂ (LA Jackson);Â J.A. HarrisonÂ (Noelle);Â Akinde OlagundoyeÂ (Skull’s Rainbow Room);Â Jacob StrawnÂ (Gertie’s Bar);Â Christopher WeberÂ (Hemingway’s Bar & Hideaway); andÂ Jenny WoodsÂ (Gray & Dudley).
“I couldn’t be more excited to compete in the Official Drink of Nashville,” saysÂ Jacob Strawn, Gertie’s Bar lead bartender. “I’m thrilled to showcase one of Gertie’s new cocktails and hang out with some of the most talented bar staff and friends in the city.Â It will be an amazing night!”
Tickets & More Information:
Music City Food + Wine Festival ticket options includeÂ Friday Evening TicketÂ andÂ Saturday Ticket.Â All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
TheÂ Friday 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 the Friday 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 Saturday TicketÂ ($165 per person) includes single-day access toÂ Saturday, September 15festival programming at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, including the Grand Taste cooking.
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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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