The Nashville Wine Auction- Pairings: Nashville’s Ultimate Wine and Food Weekend Wined Up Event!
The Nashville Wine Auction hosted the 2018 Pairings: Nashville’s Ultimate Wine and Food Weekend on February 22-24, 2018. Pairings was a three-day celebration of the unique relationship between exceptional wine and delicious food. This year’s Pairings featured a partnership of chefs from Nashville and New Orleans.
We were excited to be a part of Wined Up! that took place Friday, Feb. 23, at City Winery. We had the opportunity to taste curated wines from featured West Coast wineries.
Along with specialty small plates prepared by visiting chefs from New Orleans-
AARON BURGAU New Orleans | Patois
ALEX HARRELL | CHEF-OWNER, ANGELINENew Orleans | Angeline
BRIAN LANDRY | CHEF/OWNER, QED HOSPITALITYNew Orleans | Borgne
Chef Anthony Burgau- Gulf Fish Crudo, Curried Butternut Squash, Chilies, Sweet Onion, and Crispy Garlic.
Chef Alex Harrell- Duck, Foie Gras, and Sweetbread Sausage with a Golden Raisin and Coffee Preserves
From Chef Brian Landry
The Silent Auction featured 125 lots of fine wines and luxury items.
“Pairings has an event for everyone – whether you like intimate events with a dozen people or a six-course dinner with hundreds of wine enthusiasts,” said Holly Whaley, President/CEO of Nashville Wine Auction. “All you need is a passion for exceptional wine and food. I’m so grateful to the chefs from Nashville and New Orleans and the two dozen West Coast winemakers who are helping the Nashville Wine Auction fund the fight against cancer.”
Pairings is chaired by Virginia and Stan Kweller; Melinda and Eddie Wayland; and Mary Fetsch and Dan Burchfield.
PARTICIPATING WINERIES: Blackbird Vineyards, Donelan Family Wines, Kistler Vineyards, Terra Valentine Winery, Foretell Wines, William Cole Vineyards, Bougetz Cellars, Byron Wines, D.R. Stephens Estate, Gamble Family Vineyards, Phifer Pavitt Winery, Amici Cellars, Arrington Vineyards, Darioush, Giornata, Harumph Wines, Hirsch Vineyards, HUNNICUTT, J. Bookwalter, Northstar Winery, Patel Napa Valley, Somnium, Saint Helena Winery, Spire Collection, Williams Selyem Winery.
Nashville Wine Auction Beneficiaries: American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee , Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Middle Tennessee, PearlPoint Cancer Support, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Saint Thomas Cancer Network and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
ABOUT NASHVILLE WINE AUCTION: Nashville Wine Auction’s mission is to unite the wine community to fund the fight against cancer. Throughout the year, Nashville Wine Auction hosts four major events – Pairings: The Ultimate Wine and Food Weekend, l’Eté du Vin: The Country’s Longest Running Charity Wine Auction, Champagne and Chardonnay: A Sparkling Evening Just for Ladies and The Men’s Event: Honoring the Life and Spirit of Billy Ray Hearn. Established in 1980, the Nashville Wine Auction has raised more than $23 million for organizations whose purpose is directly related to treatment, patient care and eradication of cancer here in Middle Tennessee.