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The Hottest Special Dinners and Noteworthy Events in Nashville, Winter 2019

Pencil these notable meals in this winter

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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. Chef Paul Liebrandt at The Catbird Seat

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1711 Division St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 810-8200
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Chef Paul Liebrandt, subject in the Emmy-nominated documentary film A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt, will be joining The Catbird Seat team for two special nights of service on February 28 and 29. Liebrandt, from Michelin-starred Corton, will cook alongside The Catbird team creating a 12- 14-course menu in the imaginative and innovative style for which he is known.

Beverage options will be made available for purchase upon arrival and will include an alcoholic or non-alcoholic pairing. Due to the nature of this dinner, the team is unable to accommodate vegan requests. However, gluten-intolerant options can be created with advanced notice.

Tickets priced at 195 per person, can be purchased here.

2. Cochon555 Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

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2100 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 320-1700
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Cochon555, the epic annual food, wine and spirit celebration, returns to Nashville for its second stop on the 2020 tour on Sunday, March 1 at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.

This year’s all-inclusive feast will feature a prestigious group of chefs who are at the top of their game when it comes to whole animal cooking as well as farmers who are responsibly raising heritage breed pigs.

This year’s competing chefs include Chef Julio Hernandez of Nectar: Urban Cantina, Chef Kristin Beringson of Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill, Chef Joey Molteni of Hathorne, and Chef Trey Cioccia of Black Rabbit and Chef Patrick Gossett of Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.

Each will receive a heritage breed pig sustainably sourced to create a maximum of 6 dishes for competition. Additionally, bites and beverages from a curated crew of local chefs, boutique distillers and artisan winemakers will ensure an array of culinary creativity and inventive libations.

Together with gifts from chefs and sponsors, Cochon555 Nashville will raise money to benefit The Nashville Food Project.

For an in-depth look at the Cochon555 movement, watch the overview video, and to purchase tickets (starting at $125), click here.

 

3. Setsun Pop-Up at Vandyke Bed and Beverage

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105 S 11th St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 730-5023
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On Monday, March 2, Setsun’s Jason Zygmont is popping up elsewhere in East Nashville — the beautiful Vandyke Bed and Beverage. From 5-6 p.m., things kick off with $1.50 oyster happy hour (walk-ins only), with reservations beginning at 6 p..m. for the rest of the evening. $2 oysters are on offer the rest of the night, as is, their regular food and wine menu (and yes, this includes Eater Nashville’s 2019 dish of the year, the famous agnolotti).

1. Chef Paul Liebrandt at The Catbird Seat

1711 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203

Chef Paul Liebrandt, subject in the Emmy-nominated documentary film A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt, will be joining The Catbird Seat team for two special nights of service on February 28 and 29. Liebrandt, from Michelin-starred Corton, will cook alongside The Catbird team creating a 12- 14-course menu in the imaginative and innovative style for which he is known.

Beverage options will be made available for purchase upon arrival and will include an alcoholic or non-alcoholic pairing. Due to the nature of this dinner, the team is unable to accommodate vegan requests. However, gluten-intolerant options can be created with advanced notice.

Tickets priced at 195 per person, can be purchased here.

1711 Division St
Nashville, TN 37203

2. Cochon555 Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

2100 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Cochon555, the epic annual food, wine and spirit celebration, returns to Nashville for its second stop on the 2020 tour on Sunday, March 1 at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.

This year’s all-inclusive feast will feature a prestigious group of chefs who are at the top of their game when it comes to whole animal cooking as well as farmers who are responsibly raising heritage breed pigs.

This year’s competing chefs include Chef Julio Hernandez of Nectar: Urban Cantina, Chef Kristin Beringson of Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill, Chef Joey Molteni of Hathorne, and Chef Trey Cioccia of Black Rabbit and Chef Patrick Gossett of Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.

Each will receive a heritage breed pig sustainably sourced to create a maximum of 6 dishes for competition. Additionally, bites and beverages from a curated crew of local chefs, boutique distillers and artisan winemakers will ensure an array of culinary creativity and inventive libations.

Together with gifts from chefs and sponsors, Cochon555 Nashville will raise money to benefit The Nashville Food Project.

For an in-depth look at the Cochon555 movement, watch the overview video, and to purchase tickets (starting at $125), click here.

 

2100 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203

3. Setsun Pop-Up at Vandyke Bed and Beverage

105 S 11th St, Nashville, TN 37206

On Monday, March 2, Setsun’s Jason Zygmont is popping up elsewhere in East Nashville — the beautiful Vandyke Bed and Beverage. From 5-6 p.m., things kick off with $1.50 oyster happy hour (walk-ins only), with reservations beginning at 6 p..m. for the rest of the evening. $2 oysters are on offer the rest of the night, as is, their regular food and wine menu (and yes, this includes Eater Nashville’s 2019 dish of the year, the famous agnolotti).

105 S 11th St
Nashville, TN 37206

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