Earlier this week, we wrote about some new restaurants that have joined the hoppin’ food scene here in Nashville. At Savor Nashville, an upcoming event, some of Nashville’s top chef’s have their cooking skills put to the test.
Savor Nashville, which will be held on April 12-13, is a fun cooking challenge that includes award winning chefs, local farms, sponsors and (of course, this is Music City afterall), Grammy Award winning songwriters. Over 600 Nashvillians have been partaking in the festivities each year, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
This year’s Savor Nashville event will include celebrity chefs Edward Lee, Jonathan Waxman, Jeremy Ashby, Jeff Michaud and Robbie Wilson.
The event kicks off on Friday, April 12 with the “Challenge to the Chefs.” At this event, which will be held at Union Station Hotel, top local chefs will compete in a cookoff using a choice of locally produced ingredients provided to them. Guests will sample and vote for their favorite and a panel of celebrity judges will choose the winners. There will also be cocktails and live music for the enjoyment of attending guests. Head to Union Station Hotel on Friday, April 12 to attend this event. The cost is $35 per person. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails.
Local chefs participating in the event are as follows:
Karl Worley – Biscuit Love
Paul Wright – Eastland Cafe
Kevin Ramquist – F. Scott’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar
Matthew Lackey – Flyte World Dining and Wine
Kevin Powell – M. Restaurant & Bar
Brandon Frohne – Mason’s
Joe Brogna – Park Cafe
Robert Spinelli – perl cafe
Thomas Cook – Prime 108
Chris Futrell – Pub 5
B.J. Lofback – Riffs Fine Street Food
Anita Hartel – Rosebud Bistro
On Saturday, April 13, the Hutton Hotel will play host for the Celebrity Chef Dinner. Celebrity chefs will design a high-end multiple course dinner complete with wine pairings for each course as well as an acoustic music performance. Tickets for this event are $160 per person and doors open at 7 p.m.