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Music City Food + Wine Festival 2017: The Weekend In Review

I have been fortunate enough to experience the Music City Food + Wine Festival for 3 years in a row.  It is one of my favorite events that I look forward to all year long.

This year did not disappoint.  The festival stays true to its roots of remaining relatively small, upscale, catering to a crowd that enjoys tasting innovative gourmet food prepared by some of the most reknowned chefs in the country, and uniquely southern with a charm that is very Nashville.  Our city is absolutely booming with new restaurants popping up seemingly every week.  It’s no surprise that most chefs present were based right here in Nashville like from ‘Chopped’ fame, Chef Maneet Chauhun, who also owns one of our city’s best restaurants Chauhan Ale & Masala House.

Chef Chris Anderson was on hand in the grand tasting area to give festival goers a chance to taste some of what his new signature restaurant (name yet to be unveiled) inside the Hutton Hotel will have to offer once it opens in November.

Always a treat, brand ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin, Fred Parent, was present to teach festival goers how to make 3 delicious drinks using Hendrick’s Gin at a cocktail mixing class.  Afterwords, he was available at the fun 3-story Hendrick’s Gin bar on the festival grounds offering patrons a sambling of 2 tasty drinks and a beautiful fan to keep cool with.

The festival, held at both Bicentennial Park and Music City Walk of Fame Park, consisted of 3 days worth of fun-filled activities running from September 15th-17th that included food sampling, wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, cocktail mixing classes, and music.

Saturday night was Harvest Night held at the Music City Walk of Fame Park.  Guests were treated to more samplings of food, wine, and cocktails, followed by a high-energy, entertaining performance by The Family Stone.  Many attendees gathered to the front of the stage to dance the night away to this legendary group under the beautiful lights and enjoying the cool breeze on this wonderful fall night.

Sunday brought the Gospel Brunch featuring music by reknowned gospel singer, Gayle Mayes, with a choir singing some uplifting songs of praise.  Guests dined on many different brunch selections from several different chefs.  My favorite was from Chef Tim Love, which was a doughnut filled with chocolate, drizzled with caramel and pistachios on top.  I probably could have eaten a dozen of these, but my wasteline would have suffered even more!

One of my favorite things was getting to experience the 21c Museum Hotel, which is a beautiful, new boutique hotel in downtown Nashville opened this past spring.  The property includes the trendy Gray & Dudley restaurant and a museum of modern artwork throughout the property.  On Saturday and Sunday morning prior to the festival, I was invited to join some other members of the press with a light brunch catered by Gray & Dudley on the rooftop suite of the hotel.  The weather was absolutely beautiful, so it was a treat to relax prior to the festival starting, taking in the view of downtown Nashville from the rooftop patio, and nibbling on some tasty brunch foods while sipping on mimosas & bloody mary’s.

The whole weekend was perfection, and I’m already counting the days until next year’s festival to see what they have in store.  This festival, now in its 5th year, just keeps getting better and better with each passing year.

 

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Gospel Brunch At Music City Food + Wine Festival On September 17th

Music City Food + Wine Festival is pleased to announce Gospel Brunch at Walk of Fame Park on Sunday, September 17th, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Due to popular demand, Gospel Brunch has been given its own stage and this brand new, separately ticketed event on Sunday will feature a rousing live musical performance led by Gale Mayes, an all-star line-up of local and national chefs as well as thirst-quenching eye-opener cocktails, wines, coffee and more. Tickets for Gospel Brunch are $85/person and are available at http://www.musiccityfoodandwinefestival.com.   Continue Reading →

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Music City Food + Wine Festival Announces Panel Discussions And Tasting Sessions

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Music City Food + Wine Festival is pleased to announce the Panel Discussion participants and Tasting Sessions line-up for the fourth annual festival, September 17-18, 2016: http://www.musiccityfoodandwinefestival.com.  The intimate Panel Discussions will foster engaging conversations about what inspires some of the biggest stars in the industry, while the Tasting Sessions will provide an interactive, thirst-quenching festival experience.

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Music City Food + Wine Festival Announces Line-Up And Tickets On Sale

Music City Food + Wine FestivalGRAMMY-Award winning artists Kings of Leon, newly minted James Beard Foundation Award-winning Best Chef Jonathan Waxman, Vector Management’s Ken Levitan and Andy Mendelsohn, and C3 Presents are pleased to announce the fourth annual Music City Food + Wine Festival, September 17-18, 2016. Tickets go on sale today, May 11, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. CST, at http://www.musiccityfoodandwinefestival.com/tickets Continue Reading →

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Music City Food + Wine Festival: Oh, What A Weekend!

Music City Food + Wine FestivalThe 3rd annual Music City Food + Wine Festival took place this past weekend on September 19th and 20th with the festival held at the beautiful Bicentennial Park.  Included with the festival was Harvest Night held at Hall of Fame Park in downtown Nashville on Saturday night featuring incredible live performances from Kings of Leon, Jewel, Michael MacDonald and Michelle Branch…just to name a few notables.  Sunday featured a special gospel brunch to start the day with live music from the incredible performer Robert Randolph, known as an amazing pedal steel player and singer, accompanied by a gospel choir. Continue Reading →

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Walk of Fame Park to Host All-Star Chefs Serving Signature Dishes & Acclaimed Musicians Performing Iconic Soul and R&B Favorites

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Kings of Leon, co-founders of Music City Food + Wine Festival, are proud to announce the musical guests for Harvest Night presented by Infiniti, an evening that brings together signature dishes from world-renowned chefs and live performances of iconic soul and R&B by distinguished artists, celebrating the music of Nashville.  Harvest Night begins at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville.  For more information, please visit www.musiccityfoodandwinefestival.com

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Music City Food + Wine Festival Rounds Out Programming with Sunday Gospel Performance Headlined by Robert Randolph & Nashville Friends Choir, Chef Matt Bolus’ Brunch Favorites, Book Signings & Around The Park Activations

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Music City Food + Wine Festival is pleased to announce the addition of Sunday Gospel Brunch, with a menu crafted by Matt Bolus (404 Kitchen) and a live performance by award-winning steel pedal guitarist Robert Randolph and the Nashville Friends Choir, book signing schedule and dynamic activations on festival grounds at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park (600 James Robertson Pkwy) during the third annual festival, Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20, 2015: http://www.musiccityfoodandwinefestival.com/

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Music City Food + Wine Festival Announces Grand Tasting Exhibitors

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Music City Food + Wine Festival is pleased to announce the scheduled exhibitors for the Grand Tasting held at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
(600 James Robertson Pkwy), on Saturday, September 19, and Sunday, September 20, 2015: http://www.musiccityfoodandwinefestival.com/. 

 

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