What's your Flavor?

Nashville’s top restaurants and food and drink artisans came together Tuesday night at Tennessee Flavors to support the Nashville State Community College Foundation. The room was filled with tables representing both Nashville’s up-and-coming restaurateurs as well as familiar faces. With over 700 guests in attendance, there was a constant buzz of excited chatter as each attendee bounced from table to table, sampling Nashville’s most delectable bites.

 Hundreds of guests explored one of the rooms, trying not to miss any table at Tennessee Flavors

Hundreds of guests explored one of the rooms, trying not to miss any table at Tennessee Flavors

Our friends at Frothy Monkey had a beautiful array of cheese. Some creamy, some soft, and some hard, cheeses served with bread from their bakery were sure to please all of our palates.

 Frothy Monkey invites their visitors with a large cheese plate

Frothy Monkey invites their visitors with a large cheese plate

Once we were full of savory bites from vendors such as Germantown Café, Trattoria Il Mulino, and Watermark, we congregated over to the Goo Goo Cluster table. With a pecan atop their dessert, Goo Goo’s samples were a little salty, a little sweet, and a lot delicious.

 Can we take more than one Goo Goo Cluster?

Can we take more than one Goo Goo Cluster?

After sampling the Goo Goo Cluster dessert (perhaps we snuck more than one!), we washed it down with Jackson Morgan’s Southern Cream Salted Caramel Liqueur. Our minds went wild thinking of ways we could combine this liqueur to make inventive new cocktails.

 Morgan Jackson Salted Caramel Liqueur: So creamy and so good!

Morgan Jackson Salted Caramel Liqueur: So creamy and so good!

It was so rewarding to interact with fellow Nashvillians while representing Moto and Saint Añejo in the upper-level VIP room. A musical duo filled with upstairs room with a cool, jazzy vibe.

 A Jazz duo set the mood in the  M Street  sponsored VIP room

A Jazz duo set the mood in the M Street sponsored VIP room

Chef Luke and Sous Chef Marisa loved answering guests’ questions about Moto's chicken pâté offering. The chefs at Moto devote such creativity to their dishes and enjoy sharing their thoughts behind each artful combination of flavors chosen.

  Moto's  Chef Luke and Marisa interacting with VIP guests

Moto's Chef Luke and Marisa interacting with VIP guests

In perfect accord with the first signs of Spring weather, Saint Añejo offered refreshing ceviche and classic chips and guacamole. We are all counting down the days until we can sit on Saint Añejo’s patio and sip margaritas under the warm Nashville sun.  

 Chips, guac, and ceviche: some of  Saint Añejo's  most popular menu items

Chips, guac, and ceviche: some of Saint Añejo's most popular menu items

Having gained such prominence on a national stage, the Nashville food scene is ever-growing and ever-changing. It is refreshing to see our local communities come together for events that celebrate the art of food and drinks, all for a great cause!

 Nashville State Community College Escoffier Society's fruit art

Nashville State Community College Escoffier Society's fruit art