You have 5 days to get a ticket. If you haven’t already, let me tempt you with the menu for the eve. This is an amazing chance to sample the creativity of the best chefs in Tennessee, the best artisan distillery, AND Blackberry Farm Beer. The only thing not included in your ticket are the cocktails. It will be a cash bar.
French 75: Corsair Artisan Gin, Prosecco Jeio Brut, Fresh lemon juice
Rosemary Vanilla Bean Soda: Corsair Artisan Vanilla Bean Vodka, Rosemary Syrup, Soda
Wry Moon Sour: Corsair Artisan Wry Moon, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup
Blood and Sand: Corsair Artisan Triple Smoke, Orange Juice, Cherry Brandy, Sweet Vermouth
Blackberry Farm Beer Beer tastings:
The recipe for this beer is based on Dupont Saison Vielle Provision, which is brewed with only pilsner malt, two varieties of hops, and a distinctive yeast that imparts many flavors of its own.Â Czech Saaz hops along with the traditional East Kent Goldings and Styrian Goldings are added to provide a bit more complexity to the beer.
Drawing inspiration from the beechwood smoked beers of Bamberg, Germany, the Blackberry Farm Smoked Ale balances a subtle smoked aroma and flavor with a caramel malty sweetness. Pairing beautifully with smoked meats, this beer finds a harmonious match with all things pork….particularly bacon. Small batches of two row barley malt are smoked over Tennessee cherry wood, then added to the mash to create a beer of interesting character and complexity.
Murrayâ€™s Cheese Tastings:
Piave: A Parmesan like cheese from Veneto, Italy. It is softer than Parmesan with a nice tropical, pineapple undertone.
Collierâ€™s Powerful Welsh Cheddar: Collierâ€™s is a sharp, acidic cheddar from Wales, named for a coal miner in Whales. This style of cheddar is very popular in the mining towns of Wales.
Muddy Pond Sorghum and Bentonâ€™s Bacon Cracker Jacks
Crispy Bushâ€™s Best Hominy with Bentonâ€™s Bacon and Bourbon Barrel Smoked Paprika
Wedge Oak Farm Chicken Liver and Bentonâ€™s Bacon Pate, Pickled Riverbend
Watermelon Rind and Grilled Bread Pintxo of Bentonâ€™s Bacon, Sequatchie Cove. â€˜Cumberlandâ€™ Cheese and Fried Green Tomato
Profiteroles with Bentonâ€™s Bacon, Cream Cheese and Far Hills Pepper Jelly
Murray’s Extra Sharp (Tillamook and Welsh) Cheddar Cheese Sticks with Candied Benton’s Bacon
The Public House Southern Style Crostinis with Spicy Eggplant and Benton Bacon’s Relish, Murray’s Drunken Goat Cheese and Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Ham Salad and Buttermilk Biscuits
Confit Trout with Cornmeal Crisps and Sweet Onion Mayonnaise
HOLLYâ€™S EVENTFUL DINING
Hollyâ€™s Hillbilly TrufflesÂ©, Meatloaf stuffed with Mashed Potatoes wrapped in Bentonâ€™s Bacon
Bentonâ€™s Ham Hock Tamales with Red Eye Tomato Gravy
Hollyâ€™s Southern â€œSwabianâ€ Tart, fennel pie dough, caramelized Vidalia onions, sauerkraut, grainger county tomatoes, Bentonâ€™s Bacon
Smokey Bacon Cormeal Fries, Spicy Peach Jam
BLT stacks Bacon, Chicken Liver, Heirloom Tomato, Rye Toast
Bacon Cheddar Rugelach with Tomato Jam
Chocolate Caramel Tarts with Sea Salt & Candied Bacon