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The Hottest Special Dinners in Nashville, Winter 2019

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From exclusive pairing dinners to hip pop-ups and farm dinners to fundraisers, Nashville has many special dinners throughout the year. To keep these experiences on the radar, meet Eater Nashville’s dining calendar, which highlights some of the best.

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1. Fermentation Workshop with Sandor Katz at The Green Pheasant

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215 1st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 205-5400
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On Sunday, February 17, James Beard Award-winning author of “The Art of Fermentation” and Middle Tennessee resident, Sandor Katz will lead a hands-on fermentation workshop at The Green Pheasant. Participants will study advanced fermentation techniques and learn to prepare Thai sour ribs — a traditional Asian meat ferment with rice base.

The event is put on by Slow Food Middle Tennessee (SFMTN), a local nonprofit that believes in “good, clean, and fair food for all.” Proceeds from this event will fund SFMTN’s Community Enrichment Grant program, which provides micro-grants to area farmers, community garden organizers, entrepreneurs, and chefs looking to fund projects supporting the local food community.

Tickets are $125 — purchase them here.

2. Wines of Europe Dinner at Kayne Prime

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1103 McGavock St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 259-0050
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Get cozy in the secluded Somm Room at the Gulch’s essential steakhouse Kayne Prime for the second of their wine dinner series on Thursday, February 28. Greeting guests with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., the Wines of Europe dinner begins at 5:45 — a six course menu from M Street’s associate director of culinary Andrew Whitney. Each course will highlight a dish from a different country (Austria, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, and Portugal) and sommelier, Matt Ramos will pair wines from the corresponding regions.

The dinner is $150 ++ per person, with limited seating available here.

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3. Executive Chef Kevin Des Chenes dinner at Nashville Underground

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105 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 964-3000
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On February 27. 2019, Broadway’s 40-000-square-foot multi-level bar and restaurant Nashville Underground hosts executive chef Kevin Des Chenes for a five-course meal including some of the chef’s signature dishes plus some of the Broadway bar’s own favorite recipes. The evening begins with a lobster-corn fritter with Nashville hot sauce, then a burrata with grilled peach and blackberry jam, seared striped bass, braised short rib and udon noodles, and finishes with maple- and apple-filled zeppole. Beer, wine, and spirit pairings are included with the $100 tickets. Live music will play throughout the evening.

The “Private Chef to The Stars” and author was named “Top Chef” by Las Vegas Food & Wine and is the winner of “Top Celebrity Chef Showdown” and has been a chef expert for Gordon Ramsey. Chef Kev D has appeared as a Featured Chef on Food Network’s Chef Wanted, Great Food Truck Race & Beat Bobby Flay, as well as The Today Show, among others.

4. O-Ku Pop-Up at Oak Steakhouse Nashville

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801 Clark Pl
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 902-3111
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Highly anticipated sushi spot O-Ku Nashville says they’ll finally open in late May, and to drum up some fresh excitement, the restaurant is popping up again, this time at sister restaurant Oak Steakhouse’s raw bar from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on March 5 and 6. The limited a la carte pop-up menu will include crispy Hokkaido scallops, nigiri duo, lobster temaki, pork dumplings, and one of their sushi rolls. For pop-up reservations on March 5 and 6 at Oak Steakhouse Nashville, call or book online at www.opentable.com.


Owned by Charleston-based Indigo Restaurant Group, O-Ku Nashville will be located in Germantown at 81 Van Buren Street.

O-Ku [Official Photo]

1. Fermentation Workshop with Sandor Katz at The Green Pheasant

215 1st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

On Sunday, February 17, James Beard Award-winning author of “The Art of Fermentation” and Middle Tennessee resident, Sandor Katz will lead a hands-on fermentation workshop at The Green Pheasant. Participants will study advanced fermentation techniques and learn to prepare Thai sour ribs — a traditional Asian meat ferment with rice base.

The event is put on by Slow Food Middle Tennessee (SFMTN), a local nonprofit that believes in “good, clean, and fair food for all.” Proceeds from this event will fund SFMTN’s Community Enrichment Grant program, which provides micro-grants to area farmers, community garden organizers, entrepreneurs, and chefs looking to fund projects supporting the local food community.

Tickets are $125 — purchase them here.

215 1st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201

2. Wines of Europe Dinner at Kayne Prime

1103 McGavock St, Nashville, TN 37203
Kayne Prime [Official Photo]

Get cozy in the secluded Somm Room at the Gulch’s essential steakhouse Kayne Prime for the second of their wine dinner series on Thursday, February 28. Greeting guests with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., the Wines of Europe dinner begins at 5:45 — a six course menu from M Street’s associate director of culinary Andrew Whitney. Each course will highlight a dish from a different country (Austria, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, and Portugal) and sommelier, Matt Ramos will pair wines from the corresponding regions.

The dinner is $150 ++ per person, with limited seating available here.

1103 McGavock St
Nashville, TN 37203

3. Executive Chef Kevin Des Chenes dinner at Nashville Underground

105 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

On February 27. 2019, Broadway’s 40-000-square-foot multi-level bar and restaurant Nashville Underground hosts executive chef Kevin Des Chenes for a five-course meal including some of the chef’s signature dishes plus some of the Broadway bar’s own favorite recipes. The evening begins with a lobster-corn fritter with Nashville hot sauce, then a burrata with grilled peach and blackberry jam, seared striped bass, braised short rib and udon noodles, and finishes with maple- and apple-filled zeppole. Beer, wine, and spirit pairings are included with the $100 tickets. Live music will play throughout the evening.

The “Private Chef to The Stars” and author was named “Top Chef” by Las Vegas Food & Wine and is the winner of “Top Celebrity Chef Showdown” and has been a chef expert for Gordon Ramsey. Chef Kev D has appeared as a Featured Chef on Food Network’s Chef Wanted, Great Food Truck Race & Beat Bobby Flay, as well as The Today Show, among others.

105 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37201

4. O-Ku Pop-Up at Oak Steakhouse Nashville

801 Clark Pl, Nashville, TN 37203
O-Ku [Official Photo]

Highly anticipated sushi spot O-Ku Nashville says they’ll finally open in late May, and to drum up some fresh excitement, the restaurant is popping up again, this time at sister restaurant Oak Steakhouse’s raw bar from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on March 5 and 6. The limited a la carte pop-up menu will include crispy Hokkaido scallops, nigiri duo, lobster temaki, pork dumplings, and one of their sushi rolls. For pop-up reservations on March 5 and 6 at Oak Steakhouse Nashville, call or book online at www.opentable.com.


Owned by Charleston-based Indigo Restaurant Group, O-Ku Nashville will be located in Germantown at 81 Van Buren Street.

801 Clark Pl
Nashville, TN 37203

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