More Than 40 Local Chefs Featured at Fifth-Annual Festival, September 15-17, 2017, in Downtown Nashville
Music City Food + Wine Festival is pleased to announce the Chef Showcase schedule, chef and restaurant line-up for Friday evening, September 15 and Saturday, September 16, 2017. The Chef Showcase is a hallmark of the Grand Taste Pavilion at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park (600 James Robertson Pkwy), giving festivalgoers the opportunity to meet more than 40 of the city’s best chefs and sample signature dishes from their restaurants.
Friday, September 15, 2017: Chef Showcase will feature different chefs and restaurants each day, and for the first time ever, Music City Food + Wine Festival will host the Grand Taste Pavilion at night. Join some of the industry’s best chefs after work on Friday, September 15, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. for great food, drinks, cooking demos and more. Scheduled Chef Showcase participants include Bajo Sexto Taco Lounge; Jessica Benefield & Trey Burnette (Two Ten Jack); Carey Bringle (Peg Leg Porker); Brandon Chavannes (Moto Cucina + Enoteca); RJ Cooper (Henley); Crystal De Luna-Bogan (The Grilled Cheeserie Melt Shop + Food Trucks); Matt Farley (Fin & Pearl); Jay Flatley (Tavern); Tony Galzin (Nicky’s Coal Fired); Sarah Gavigan (Otaku Ramen); Daniel Herget (Little Octopus); Nick Hertel (Merchants); Hal M. Holden Bache (Lockeland Table); Brian Lea (Le Sel); Daniel Lindley (5th & Taylor); Andrew Little (Josephine); Jesse Newmister (Kaizen); Deb Paquette (Etch Restaurant); Brian Riggenbach (The Mockingbird Nashville); Jason Zygmont (The Treehouse), and more to be announced.
Saturday, September 16, 2017:
On Saturday, September 16, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., the Grand Taste Pavilion will host the following Chef Showcase participants: Adele’s; Kristin Beringson (Silo); Chris Carter & James Peisker (Porter Road Butcher); Chris Cheng (Tànsuŏ); Yun Choo (Avo); Trey Cioccia (The Farm House); Nathan Duensing (Marsh House); Brandon Frohne (Holler and Dash Biscuit House); Jess Lambert (etc Restaurant); Andrew Little (Prima Nashville); Margot McCormack (Margot Café & Marche); Kyle Patterson (Sinema Nashville); Nick Pellegrino (Mangia Nashville); Giovanni Pianto (Giovanni Ristorante); Andrew Rodriguez (Pinewood Social); Jesse Rossbach (Lonesome Dove Knoxville); Tyler Saracino (Americano); Nina Sayasack (Thai Esane); David Tieman (Five Points Pizza), and more to be announced.
“It’s always a joy to represent Nashville with this incredible community of creative chefs and restaurants,” says Sarah Gavigan, chef & owner, Otaku Ramen, Little Octopus and Pop. “Plus, it’s a ridiculous amount of fun. Nashvillians love fun!”
“I love being part of the vibrant and growing food scene here,” says Tony Galzin, executive chef & partner, Nicky’s Coal Fired. “Music City Food + Wine is such a great opportunity to showcase some of the best of what Nashville has to offer. Nicky’s Coal Fired is thrilled to be participating for the first time and alongside so many great restaurants.” “I am looking forward to representing the evolving Nashville food truck community for the first time at Music City Food + Wine,” says Crystal De Luna-Bogan, chef & co-founder, The Grilled Cheeserie Melt Shop + Food Trucks.
Tickets & More Information:
Music City Food + Wine Festival ticket options include an All-In Ticket, as well as Friday Evening Ticket, Saturday Ticket, Harvest Night Ticket, and Sunday Gospel Brunch Ticket. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
The All-In Ticket ($525 per person) enables guests to experience the full weekend of Music City Food + Wine Festival programming, including Friday evening and Saturday festival access; the Grand Taste Pavilion’s cooking demos and panel discussions with local and national chefs, wine & spirits experts, and sommeliers; more than 80 beer, wine, cocktail, and culinary tastings; access to Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint and Friends; and access to Saturday’s Harvest Night.
The Friday Evening Ticket ($165 per person) includes single-day access to Friday, September 15 festival programming at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, including the Grand Taste Pavilion’s cooking demos and panel discussions with local and national chefs, wine & spirits experts, and sommeliers; more than 80 beer, wine, cocktail, and culinary tastings; and access to Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint and Friends.
The Saturday Ticket ($165 per person) includes single-day access to Saturday, September 16 festival programming at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, including the Grand Taste Pavilion’s cooking demos and panel discussions with local and national chefs, wine & spirits experts, and sommeliers; more than 80 beer, wine, cocktail, and culinary tastings; and access to Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint and Friends.
Harvest Night Ticket ($275 per person) is available as a stand-alone ticket option for Saturday evening, September 16. Located at the Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville, Harvest Night brings together signature dishes from nearly 20 world-renowned chefs from Nashville and across the country with a live musical performance from award-winning steel pedal guitarist Robert Randolph. Mix and mingle with the nation’s brightest culinary stars and enjoy their best dishes.
We’ve given Gospel Brunch ($85 per person) its own day on Sunday, September 17, and tapped a stellar lineup of chefs to prepare their Sunday best for you at Walk of Fame Park: Southern classics, creative brunch fare, and everything in between. Get a jump-start on your day with eye-opening cocktails, wine, coffee, and a spirited live gospel brunch performance.
For more information, please visit www.musiccityfoodandwinefestival.com
Music City Food + Wine is generously sponsored by: FOOD + WINE, Nashville Convention + Visitors Bureau, Toyota, KitchenAid and Barilla.
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 Austin City Limits Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Austin Food + Wine Festival and Voodoo Music + Arts Experience.
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