Lunch at City Winery launches April 13!

At City Winery, we are so excited to announce a new way for Nashville to experience our establishment. We are proud to launch lunch service, effective April 13th. Lunch hours will be 11 AM – 3 PM Monday-Friday, with specials daily. Check out the menu here. We accept reservations by calling 615.324.1010 or on OpenTable.

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April 2015 Events at City Winery Chicago

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Spring is finally here to stay at the winery (we hope), and our April lineup is sure to be a bonus to the melting snow and sunshine. To start the month off right, British blues master James Hunter Six will be here for a two-night stay with Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound 4.03 & 4.04. Davina and the Vagabonds will finish out the first weekend of April with their show on 4.05. The soulful Twin Cities natives always bring good fun and excellent music, like this performance from the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis.

Legendary jazz vocalist Kurt Elling will be here for three shows 4.12 & 13 to share his world renowned baritone covering Sinatra tunes The blue-eyed Gibson Brothers will be here to share their tunes 04.15. To round out the week, two exciting events will be at the Winery partnered with CIMMFest. The first, on 4.18 is an evening with Spike Lee, full of movies, music and wine. The evening will feature Lee’s work, with each film specially paired with a wine to sip while viewing. The second event of the weekend, on 4.19 will be spent with Todd Snider and Rorey Carell.

Rounding out the month we have a ton of great shows! First up is a show from actor John Waters on 4.22, a birthday show complete with meet & greet opportunities before the show. Also be sure to check out the “Something to Wine About” show on 4.25. The comedy show from Laurie Forster pairs fun and laughter with another wine, quite the combo.

There is always plenty to do outside of our concerts, especially moving into the second week of April! The month is chalk full of wine tastings, pairings and dinners, starting with our monthly dinner with Elysabeth Alfano on 4.06. Aprils dinner will also feature  Michelin star chef Ryan McCaskey, who will make the appetizer for this unscripted night of fun! Be sure to also check out the Sparkling Wine dinner on 4.09, which will feature the new Prosecco from Venetian chef Enrica Rocca. Besides these fantastic dinners, you can always find a wine tasting or pairing to attend. Case in point, our RAW cheese and wine pairing with Provenance food on 4.08. You can also find wine tastings throughout the month on 4.15, 17, 22 & 27!

With all of these wonderful events, we hope to see you at at least one this April!

See the full lineup below for all Upcoming Shows:

4/1 ELIANE ELIAS – 7PM SHOW
4/2 WAYNE KRANTZ GROUP FEATURING JAMES GENUS AND CLIFF ALMOND – 7PM SHOW
4/3 & 4 JAMES HUNTER SIX
4/5 DAVINA & THE VAGABONDS
4/6 PRE-DINNER PARTY TASTING & RECEPTION BENEFITING COMMON THREADS + THE DINNER PARTY
4/6 THE DINNER PARTY WITH ELYSABETH ALFANO FEATURING MICHELIN STAR CHEF RYAN MCCASKEY
4/7 LUKE WADE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS SUGAR & THE HI-LOWS
4/8 & 9 AN EVENING WITH JORMA KAUKONEN
4/10 ANAT COHEN QUARTET
4/12 (5 & 8pm shows) & 4/13 KURT ELLING – “ELLING SWINGS SINATRA”
4/14 (7 & 11pm shows) BLITZEN TRAPPER WITH SPECIAL GUESTS SPIRIT FAMILY REUNION
4/15 THE GIBSON BROTHERS
4/17 BETTYE LAVETTE
4/18 EVENING OF MUSIC, FILM & WINE WITH SPIKE LEE – 8 & 10:30pm
4/19 CITY WINERY & CIMM FEST PRESENT TODD SNIDER
4/20 THE ENGLISH BEAT – 6:30 & 9:30 PM SHOWs
4/21 ROOTS ON THE RAILS REVUE FEATURING DAVE ALVIN, SARAH BORGES, JON DEE GRAHAM, JON LANGFORD, RICK SHEA & CHRISTY MCWILSON
4/22 JOHN WATERS – THIS FILTHY WORLD
4/23 & 24 A VERY SPECIAL SOLO EVENING WITH JOAN ARMATRADING
4/25 CITY WINERY KIDS CONCERT SERIES WITH AMY LOWE & KINGKATZ
4/25 -27 MADELEINE PEYROUX
4/26 CHICAGO PHILHARMONIC SUNDAY SERIES – 12 PM SHOW
4/28 JOE LOUIS WALKER WITH A.J. CROCE
4/30 CORKY SIEGEL’S CHAMBER BLUES WITH 2015 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME BLUES LEGEND SAM LAY

You can get tickets for all of these shows on our website.

Diners’ Choice winner, City Winery – Napa Valley Opera House!

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From OpenTable:

Congratulations – our seasoned diners have selected your restaurant for the OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards this month. From cocktails to dessert, they were impressed!

Our Diners’ Choice Award lists are designed to celebrate top-rated restaurants, giving them greater visibility on OpenTable.com. OpenTable diners love these lists and frequently use them to discover new places to book a table. Each month, we feature Diners’ Choice winners on our website and in seasonal emails that target all of our diners.And, they’re not random or subjective – OpenTable Diners’ Choice winners are selected according to real feedback from diners who booked through us and dined with you (we know they actually seated and paid,too.) After their meal, we ask them to take a moment to review your restaurant.

Chef Appearance: Foodbank Throwdown

Chef Kristin Beringson

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A new kind of fundraiser is coming to Nashville. Join the Martha O’Bryan Center as several distinguished chefs from some of Nashville’s hottest new restaurants in a cooking-competition with a new spin – the ‘secret’ ingredient? Items typically donated to food banks in Nashville.

The Martha O’Bryan Community is located in a food desert due to the lack of access to healthy and affordable food options, especially those without transportation. Typical food retailers in this area include gas stations, convenience and drug stores, with the nearest grocery store more than two miles away.  The services Martha O’Bryan’s Food Bank provides is imperative to these residents.

FoodBank:Throwdown fundraiser will showcase the struggle these families face to have a good, healthy meal by encouraging a friendly competition among Nashville’s top chefs, while raising awareness of the importance of donating nutritious food options to these vital shelters.  In 2014 MOBC served over 5,700 individuals–many who would not otherwise have a healthy meal. MOBC runs the largest and busiest food bank in East Nashville.

 

ABOUT THE CHEFS

Chef Kristin Beringson

City Winery

Kristin Beringson left her career in retail management to began her culinary journey in 2009. After college, she contributed to a number of restaurants but distinguished herself by elevating the Holland House menu. In August 2014, she transitioned to the new City Winery in the downtown area. She made her television debut and won “Chopped,” a show on Food Network.

www.citywinery.com/nashville/ | @ChefKristinB

Chef Trey Cioccia

The Farmhouse

www.thefarmhousetn.com | @FarmHouseSoBro

Chef Aaron Thompson

The Blue Porch

After an award-winning career as a photojournalist, Aaron Thompson left the field to open The Blue Porch Restaurant in Woodbury, TN with his mother Wanda. The Blue Porch is a meat and three restaurant specializing in traditional fare with a personal twist.

www.theblueporch.com | @aaronthecook

 

Chef Rachel Cannon

Two Bits & Tin Roof

Although starting as a hostess, Chef Rachel’s passion for cooking and her natural talent of mixing unique flavors and fun textures developed into a burgeoning career in the kitchen. After working at several successful restaurants in Nashville, Chef Rachel landed at Two Bits on Demonbreun. Eager to be a part of something fresh in this rising foodie-town, Chef Rachel found a perfect home for hanging her apron.

www.twobitsnashville.com/about.html | www.tinroofbars.com/home/Nashville_broadway/Menu| @tinroofbroadway

Chef Batts Batts

Martha O’Bryan Center

Chef Batts is the Director of Culinary Services at Martha O’Bryan Center. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, he decided to pursue his dream of becoming a chef. Upon graduation, Keith gained experience at several companies in Nashville including Tomkats, Saffire, and Old Hickory Steakhouse before being hired as a Sous Chef in 2012 by Martha O’Bryan.

www.chefbatts.com | @chefbatts

 

ABOUT THE JUDGES

Erin Byers Murray 

Co-Editor, Nashville Lifestyles

Erin Byers Murray is the co-editor of Nashville Lifestyles magazine where she regularly covers Nashville’s growing food scene. She is also the author of Shucked: Life on a New England Oyster Farm as well as co-author of The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes.

www.nashvillelifestyles.com | @erinbmurray

Jim Myers

Food Writer, The Tennessean

@ReadJimMyers

Beth Sachan

Editor and Creator, Eat. Drink. Smile.

www.eat-drink-smile.com | @betheats

Nicole Buckley

Nashville by Nicole, Lightning 100

NashvillebyNicole  | @NashbyNICOLE

 

Stay tuned, as we will continue to feature new chefs and judges as we get closer to the event! 

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Tin Roof is a bar located in downtown Nashville. The event will be located on the second floor and it will be a private event. If you are under the age of 21 and want to attend, please email nextnashvillemobc@gmail.com. Thanks!

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

If you do not live or work in the downtown area, you can get downtown parking for only $5 AND its included in the price of admission. Parking is located just a short walk away and is only $5 for our patrons. Please be sure to print your ticket and parking pass before attending the event.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact the organizer through email or twitter. Email: NextNashvilleMOBC@gmail.com Twitter: @NextNashville

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the eventYes. You will need a copy of your printed or digital ticket.

Easter Brunch at City Winery!

Bring the whole family and enjoy a very special Easter Brunch!  Price includes a complimentary Mimosa or Virgin Mimosa (ginger beer and OJ).  Special wine pairings with each course for only $20!  Special price and menu options available for children.

Click Here for reservations.

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Nashville Scene: City Winery Declares the Start of Rosé Season with a Grand Tasting

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In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of rosé, or at least it should. This is the perfect weather for a nice chilled glass (or bottle) of the pink, as long as it’s the good stuff. Now that we’ve finally matured past the days of Sutter Home pink zin, wine fans have begun to appreciate the floral qualities of a fine rosé. As we transition from the heavier reds of winter to the “pool pounder” summer whites, City Winery would like you to stop and smell the rosés along the way.

On Sunday, April 12, beverage director David Mensch welcomes fans into the upstairs lounge area for a mega-tasting of rosé wines, and if weather permits, they’ll open the doors to their two decks that offer some of the best views of downtown anywhere. The event will run from 3 until 5:30 p.m., so Day Drinking! Mensch will offer more than 50 different examples of still and sparkling rosés representing all of the major Western European wine-producing regions.

Tickets are available at City Winery’s website and run $35 per person. When you consider how many wines you could have the chance to taste for that price, it’s a heckuva bargain!

On a side note, Mensch has been hard at work developing a series of wine-based cocktails for the bar at City Winery. He’s not just talking about adding a splash of vermouth or a Champagne cocktail. These are complex concoctions made up of wines like ports and sauternes mixed with spirits, juices and even beers to create amazing flavor combinations. While it’s difficult to balance the flavors of all these different types of alcohols, in the end these are very simple cocktails that are easy for the City Winery bartenders to pour or for home mixologists to re-create.

I had the opportunity to sample a few of the recipes and a few really stood out. The Belgian Rye is made with Corsair Ryemageddon, Warres Warrior Port, Ancho Reyes and a sensational Lindemans Framboise beer that balances raspberry and chocolate flavors and would be the perfect pairing for a nice cheese plate. The Smoke on the Water is Mensch’s much more interesting take on a margarita, featuring Corsair Triple Smoke Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc, lime and cane sugar. In addition to being local, the Corsair Triple Smoke adds and almost mescal-like taste and aroma.

Give these cocktails a try! You know what they say: Liquor and wine, you’ll be fine.

City Winery’s Green Room Gets an Upgrade!

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Walking into City Winery NYC’s new and improved green room, you would never guess it used to be one of the busiest spaces in the venue. Once packed wall to wall with City Winery’s management team, the 500 sq. ft. space has been transformed into a tranquil retreat for visiting performing artists.

The management team has moved to an office space right next to the venue, adding some open space and sunlight to the workplace setting. In the original office, the desks and computers have been replaced with new, comfortable seating and beautiful wood furniture. Complete with a make-up vanity, a brand new bathroom, and new amenities like a petite piano, this space is a peaceful haven for the traveling artist. The walls feature signed concert posters, provided by founder and CEO Michael Dorf.

City Winery has created a sophisticated but relaxed, green room tailored to the artist’s needs. The room is a home away from home, providing a comfortable space for a touring musician, a best-selling author, or a keynote speaker. The space allows the artist to focus and get in the right state of mind for their performance at City Winery. City Winery is proud of every artist that comes through its doors, and we imagine with this new green room it may be a little difficult for them to leave – we can understand why!

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Citizen Cope warming up in the new green room on 3/15