Reminder: a fabulous week of food events ahead

Nashville friends, it's definitely time to get out the stretchy pants (as my friend, Amanda says). This week is a busy one!

Tuesday, May 15th
Yazoo Brew & Our Kids, Too

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Yazoo Brewery
910 Division Street Nashville, TN 37203

$30 per person (or $50 per couple) for 2 pints of locally brewed beer and B&C BBQ (per person). This is a fantastic fundraiser for Our Kids (please check out their very important mission). Purchase tickets online by the end of the day!

Wednesday, May 16th
HAE Fundraiser Wine Dinner
UPDATE: this event is sold out.

6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Amerigo Italian Restaurant
1920 West End Avenue  Nashville, TN 37203

For $50 per person, you'll get to experience a lavish dinner of five courses with wine (special diets can be accommodated with advance notice) that benefits the Hereditary Angioedema Association. See the Facebook page for details and the mouth-watering menu.

Wednesday, May 16th

Uncle Val's Botanical Gin Slam

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Holland House Bar & Refuge
935 West Eastland Avenue  Nashville, TN 37206

Just $10 (at the door), this event is a cocktail competition. You'll get to sample at least 15 different cocktails and soak them up with some complimentary light appetizers. Thanks to Adrien and Chris for the info. All you need to know is right here.

Thursday, May 17th
Generous Helpings

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Nashville Farmers Market
900 Rosa Parks Boulevard Nashville, TN 37208

Have you checked out the list of participating restaurants? Wow. This wonderful event (benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee) is well worth the price of the tickets! Buy in advance for $40 per person or at the door for $50 per person. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 19th
Savor Nashville Celebrity Chef Dinner

7:00 p.m.
Hutton Hotel
1808 West End Avenue Nashville, TN 37203

Tickets to this event are $150 per person, which includes five-course dinner by guest chefs Bruce Moffett and James Boyce and wine pairings from Cultivate Wines. Plus, guests will enjoy performances from Grammy Award winning songwriters, Tim Nichols and Marv Green. A silent auction will be held to raise funds for Hands on Nashville. More information here. My friend, Beth attended last year and had a fantastic time.

Saturday, May 19th

Vivek's Epicurean Adventures Supper Club

6:00 p.m.
Nashville Farmers Market
900 Rosa Parks Boulevard Nashville, TN 37208

Fans of Vivek's blog finally get the opportunity to enjoy the amazing menus he's got rattling around in his head! $45 per person or $65 per person with pairings of libations. Note: Vivek happily makes substitutions based on dietary requirements; please be sure to make note of that with your reservation. Find out more here (including this month's menu) and mark your calendar for the next supper club on June 23!

Sunday, May 20th
Savor Nashville Challenge to the Chefs

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Union Station Hotel Lobby
1001 Broadway  Nashville, TN 37203

For $35 per person, you get to watch some of the area's best chefs compete against each other in a cook-off using a selection of local products: Goo Goo Cluster, Benton's Bacon, and Jack Daniel's Honey. Guests will get to sample what the chefs create, plus enjoy a Bloody Mary bar, samples from Jack Daniel's Honey, Juice Nashville, and Cascal.  Guests will get to vote for their favorite as well. I probably won't be doing much sampling, but I do hope to do some friendly heckling to a few of the competing chefs. More information here.

Shew! That's a lot! I think I'll have a salad for lunch today!

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