Saturday we joined The Catbird Seat’s culinary masters Chef Ryan Poli and Beverage Director Matthew Poli for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, an evening spent on the First Tennessee Park baseball field.
The Poli brothers, with the help of a diverse group of celebrated local and national chefs, took us on a truly unique dining adventure where we enjoyed welcome provisions in the Nashville Sounds’ batting cages, dined at a table set through the first baseline of the baseball field, and ended the evening with the chef’s at Strategic Hospitality’s in-stadium bar, The Band Box. Check it out below!
About the James Beard Foundation:
Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation celebrates, nurtures, and honors chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, the late James Beard was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts, instilling in them the value of wholesome, healthful, and delicious food. Today JBF continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships for culinary students, publications, chef advocacy training, and thought-leader convening. The Foundation also maintains the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. For more information, please visit jamesbeard.org. Get food news, recipes, and more at the James Beard Foundation’s blog, or subscribe to the free digital newsletter Beard Bites. Follow @beardfoundation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat. Watch the James Beard House Kitchen Cam, James Beard Awards, and more on the Foundation’s Livestream channel. Find more JBF-related video on the Foundation’s YouTube channels.