Learn more about SFTV VALENTINE’S WINE AND CULINARY EVENING - SOLD OUT!.
The Food will be prepared by Chef Eva Andres. Born in Western France, Eva has a deep love for the magic of French cuisine, and a vast knowledge that can only be acquired from personal experience in multiple Michelin-starred restaurants. The evening’s menu will focus on locally sourced ingredients and producers.
The menu will include:
- Seminole squash velout, smoked trout, savory chantilly cream & chives
- Fresh goat cheese ravioli with sage, pickle cucumber, shallots & brown butter
- Watermelon radishes, pulled quail, caramelized onions and apples & concentrated balsamic vinegar
- Roasted duck & root vegetable risotto
- Dark chocolate mousse in a chocolate shell, exotic fruits & caramelized hazelnuts
The Wine has been thoughtfully selected by Maja Roy; active Slow Food member, owner of Wine Fort and Certified Sommelier at The Court of Master Sommeliers. Maja will lead you through the pairings and provide in-depth information about the wines and how they pair with the dishes. Wine selections for this dinner are carefully curated in order to match Slow Wine standards - coming from small-scale wineries that practice organic, biodynamic or natural approaches to grape and wine production - all aligned with respect of environment and protection of biodiversity.
Pierre Richard-Cremant de Jura Blanc Brut Harmonie NV
Castello di Montecavallo-White Primo Miglio 2016
Sarnin Berrux-Bojo Sutra 2018
Bernard-Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2014
Quinta Do Tedo-Fine Tawny 8-year Port
The Chocolate class & tasting will be led by Nathan from Unrefined Chocolate, who will share his expertise on the production of cacao, sourcing and chocolate making. Nathan is a cacao purist to the fullest extent and is very conscious about cacao sourcing and production practices.
The Music throughout the evening will be performed by Rachel Schlafer-Parton on harp and flute. Rachel is a multi-instrumentalist, best known as the syringe player on NPR’s Prairie Home Companion. She has performed at such venues as the National Gallery of Art, Strathmore Music Center, Bonnaroo, and the Bluebird Caf.
The Theatre is housed in a nineteenth-century hotel, and the Bijou is one of East Tennessee’s oldest and most revered performance venues. On the tour you’ll be able to explore all of her nooks and crannies and learn about her past lives - from a Civil War hospital, to an adult-film house, to a world-class performing arts center.
Proceeds will benefit the on going preservation efforts of the Lamar House-Bijou Theatre.
Tickets are $200.00 with extremely limited availability (event is capped at 16 people). Participants must be 21 years of age or older.
This special evening is presented by Slow Food Tennessee Valley, a group dedicated to good, clean and fair food for our community.
803 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902