CHRISTIE COOKIE PARTNERS WITH NASHVILLE ORIGINALS ON LIMITED-EDITION DESSERTS
15+ locally-owned restaurants to add special menu items from Oct. 14-20
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two local culinary institutions are partnering to offer a pretty sweet deal to Middle Tennessee diners next week; Nashville-based Christie Cookie is working with the Nashville Originals, Music City’s independent restaurant association, to offer limited-edition dessert options using Christie Cookies and brownies in uniquely delightful dishes.
The promotion, which includes more than 15 area restaurants, runs next Monday through Sunday, Oct. 14-20.
“As a ‘Nashville original’ company, we thought it would be fitting to connect with the Nashville Originals group of restaurants and be a part of our town’s thriving food scene,” said Christie Cookie CEO Fleming Wilt. “It’s been amazing to see the creativity the chefs involved have shown with our products and we’re excited for fellow Nashville foodies to dig in to these tasty desserts!”
As the city’s non-profit independent restaurant association, the Nashville Originals comprise nearly 50 Music City culinary institutions. Many have created a one-of-a-kind Christie Cookie-inspired dessert for the week. Highlights include:
• 55 South (Franklin) – A Snickerdoodle Christie Cookie tart shell filled with house-made caramelized apple jam and peanut butter mousse and topped with a sprinkle of roasted, salted peanuts.
• Cross Corner (Brentwood) – Caramel swirl cheesecake on a Christie Cookie Southern Butter Pecan crust, as well as a second dessert, a White Chocolate Cherry Christie Cookie ice cream sandwich.
• Jackson’s (Nashville) – Peanut Butter Christie Cookie dough, flash-fried in pastry with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream.
• McCabe Pub (Nashville) - Southern pecan bourbon pie, served frozen with homemade caramel sauce and whipped cream, featuring Christie Cookie dough in the filling and crumbled Christie Cookies on top.
• Nero’s Grill (Nashville) – A Christie Cookie chocolate chip cheesecake, with a chocolate chip cookie crust, and cookie pieces mixed into the cheesecake and sprinkled on top with whipped cream.
• Red Pony (Franklin) – A Southern banana white chocolate rum tart shell filled with vanilla bean cream, a layer of sliced bananas, and rum whipped cream, topped with a drizzle of caramel sauce and candied pecans.
• Saffire (Franklin) - Butterscotch banana pudding with Southern Butter Pecan Christie Cookie crumble, served in a mini mason jar.
• Watermark (Nashville) – A decadent chocolate torte on a Christie Cookie Peanut Butter cookie crust.
• Wild Iris (Brentwood) – Christie Cookie Snickerdoodle with local apples and Christie Cookie Southern Butter Pecan cookie dough mousse with green apple caramel sauce.
• Yellow Porch (Nashville) – Local Fuji apple and cranberry crisp made with Christie Cookie Southern Butter Pecan cookies and Christie Triple Chocolate Brownie ice cream.
Other participants include Jimmy Kelly’s; Mere Bulles; Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant; Puckett’s 5th & Church; Puckett’s Boathouse and Table 3.
“What a great way for Nashville’s locally owned restaurants to celebrate a local institution like Christie Cookie,” said Tom Loventhal, president of Nashville Originals. “These desserts all sound incredible, and our member restaurants are excited about offering something special to our customers.”
Founded in 1983 in Nashville, Christie Cookie now produces approximately 70 million cookies annually. These are sold direct to consumer through the company’s website, www.christiecookies.com, and through the company’s foodservice division. In addition to a variety of cookies, the company also makes triple chocolate brownies.
Christie Cookie has distinguished itself through its use of only the best ingredients that are hand-measured for its cookies and brownies. The company uses approximately half a million pounds of Heath® toffee and more than one and a half million pounds of premium chocolates and one million pounds of butter annually.
Founded in 2006, the Nashville Originals is Music City’s independent restaurant association. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of established local restaurateurs who are committed to sustaining Nashville’s authentic dining culture and community, the Originals came together to raise their collective visibility and viability, to support one another, and to help their members exercise the individual creativity that is the hallmark of the independent restaurant.
The organization has established itself as an important voice in this community – not just celebrating the art of wonderful local dining, but also giving back to the city that supports it. To learn more, visit www.nashvilleoriginals.com.