Saturday, October 22, 2016

Preview: Wine Down Main Street 2016

Last year, I had the privilege of attending the media preview for the best (for nine years running!) charity event in Franklin, benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee: Wine Down Main Street.  (Check out last year's post here.)  Since 2001, this event has raised more than $1.5 million for the Boys & Girls Clubs in Franklin and Fairview.  This year, I was again invited to their media preview, held at Homestead Manor's beautiful barn.

Bites from Catering and Events by Suzette (that foie gras mushroom bite was awesome!)

We enjoyed delicious bites from some of the participating restaurants, including Puckett's Boat House, Saffire, Homestead Manor, Triple Crown Bakery, and Catering and Events by Suzette.  We also had beer and wine provided by the official wine sponsor, Lipman.  I tried one of their newer wine brands, Napa Smith and Sonoma Smith.  If the food we had is indicative of what will be served at the event itself, you will love every sip and every bite!

Dominican pork bites with pico de gallo on a sweet potato grit cake, from Saffire

Squash soup shooters from Homestead Manor

Triple Crown Bakery dessert shooters

Celebrating 16 years, this year's Wine Down Main will be held Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 7 to 10 PM in historic downtown Franklin.  General admission tickets are $85 and include wine, beer, and food tastings.  VIP tickets are already sold our, but a limited number of Premium VIP tickets are still available, including access to the exclusive VIP lounge at The Red House (one of my favorite venues in Franklin) and a gift bag.

If you're in the Nashville and Franklin area, I highly recommend you buy your ticket and support this worthy event.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee

For more than 113 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee (BGCMT) has enabled all young
 people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Annually, more than 3,400 youth are served at nine Middle Tennessee Boys & Girls Clubs and through community outreach initiatives. Clubs are located in Davidson & Williamson counties. Boys & Girls Clubs provides a safe place, professional caring staff, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

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