Music City Eats: Nashville Food, Wine, and Spirits Festival
War Memorial Plaza & Auditorium
Public Square Park
Music City Eats is the creation of Caleb and Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon, world-renowned chef Jonathan Waxman, C3 Presents, and Ken Levitan and Andy Mendelsohn.
The country's top chefs and wine, spirit and beer crafters join chefs from in and around Nashville for two days of panels, showcases, cooking demos, meals, and more.
Tales of Nashville: Episode #4!
In conjunction with Chef Erik Anderson of The Catbird Seat, Connie Britton from the hit ABC series "Nashville" tells us why the city is a "place where people come, particularly with music, to manifest themselves as artists." Nashville-based band Moon Taxi provides the soundtrack to the episode. Max and Ben Goldberg of Strategic Hospitality and Wine Curator Robin Ridell-Jones explain how the city is experiencing a unique burst of development, while James Peisker and Chris Carter of Porter Road Butcher underscore the rise of the local food movement.
Matt Farley (The Southern), Carey Bringle (Peg Leg Porker), Roderick Bailey (The Silly Goose), Hal M. Holden-Bache (Lockeland Table), Arnold Myint (Suzy Wong's and blvd.), Deb Paquette (Etch), Nick Pellegrino (Mangia Nashville), Erik Anderson & Josh Habiger (The Catbird Seat), Charles Phillips (1808 Grille), Barclay Stratton (Merchants), Jay Flatley (Tavern), Giovanni Francescotti (Giovanni), Joseph Lenn (Blackberry Farm), Larry Carlile (SILO), Margot McCormack (Margot, Marche), Pat Martin (Martin's Bar-B-Que), Philip Krajeck (Rolf and Daughters), Robert Grace (Kayne Prime), Sarah Gavigan (Otaku South), Tandy Wilson (City House), Aaron Sanchez, Donald Link, Ed Lee, Giada De Laurentiis, John Besh, John Currence, Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo, Jonathan Waxman, Michael Symon, Nancy Silverton, Tim Love, Trisha Yearwood
Panels & Demos
Learn from the best. Check out some of the demonstrations and panels you can attend at Music City Eats.
Nancy Silverton - Dessert Anyone?
Jonathan Waxman - Birds of a Feather
Aaron Sanchez - Turn Up the Heat: BBQ Mexican Style
Tim Love - Rub, Marinade or Season: What's The Best?
Giada De Laurentiis - You Had Me At Lobster
Spirited Debate: Bourbon vs. Moonshine
Michael Symon - It's All Greek To Me
Ed Lee - How To Eat Your Bourbon
John Besh - A Taste of Provence
Food Lore of the Old South
Views on Brews: A Tapside Chat About Craft Beer
These are just some of the events on the lineup. Visit http://www.musiccityeats.com/schedule for a complete lineup and schedule.
These chefs are signing on Saturday or Sunday: Nancy Silverton, Jonathan Waxman, Trisha Yearwood, Aaron Sanchez, Giada De Laurentiis, Tim Love, Michael Symon, Edward Lee, John Besh
Check musiccityeats.com for a detailed schedule.
Flavors of Nashville
Flavors of Nashville is a tasting event on Saturday and Sunday from the region's top restaurants paired with wine, beer, and spirits from standout national and international beverage creators. From 11am to 4pm on Saturday, September 21, and 11am-3pm on Sunday, September 22, guests are invited to taste the Flavors of Nashville. Participating chefs, restaurants, and beverage crafters include: Arnold Myint, Carey Bringle, Deb Paquette, Erik Anderson & Josh Habiger, Philip Krajeck, Tandy Wilson, Jay Flatley, Joseph Lenn, Margot McCormack, Nick Pellegrino, Pat Martin, Roderick Bailey, Matt Farley, Arnold's, Jeni's, Hattie B's, Porter Road Butcher, The Wild Hare, Jackalope Brewing Company, Jameson, Penfolds, Silver Oak, Yazoo, Willett Bourbon, Black Abbey Brewing, Cavit, Lunetta, and many others.
The nation's top chefs use the area's best ingredients from local growers to create a farm-to-palate dinner. on Saturday, September 21. John Besh, John Currence, Edward Lee, Donald Link, Tim Love, Aaron Sanchez, Nancy Silverton, Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo, Michael Symon, Jonathan Waxman, and Trisha Yearwood will compose dishes for the evening.
Petty Fest is an all-star revue of the legendary Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Kings of Leon and the Cabin Down Below Band host the evening's concert with many special guests including Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Norah Jones, Patrick Carney, Jakob Dylan, Buddy Miller, Erika Wennerstrom, Butch Walker, Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae, The Whigs, Cyle Barnes & Samuel Williams, and Ruby Amanfu. The show is Saturday, September 21 at War Memorial Auditorium.
A 2-Day Pass gets you into the demos and panels, beverage tastings, Flavors of Nashville, and a 1-year subscription to Food & Wine magazine. The All-In Pass includes everything with the 2-Day Pass, plus Harvest Night and Petty Fest. Visit http://www.musiccityeats.com/2013-tickets/ to purchase your tickets.
You'll want to rest after all this delectable food and drink! Browse Nashville accommodations and make your room reservations at http://www.visitmusiccity.com/visitors/placestostay.
Visit http://www.musiccityeats.com/ for more information on the event.