The evening kicked off with a cocktail reception in the main lobby, featuring herb and cheese gougère bites with lobster salad and micro greens and a beef and manchego canapé with fresh chimichurri. A plated dinner for 500 followed—a three course meal consisting of winter salad with candied pecans, feta, and raspberries, a dual entrée of petite filet with pan jus and pan seared grouper with lemon, olive oil, and capers, accompanied by roasted root vegetables and sautéed spinach. The meal was finished with a dark chocolate pot de crème with salted caramel and Walker Creek toffee crumble.
An auction followed, dancing and revelry and fun ensued, but most importantly, both money and awareness was raised—all in all, we declare that the night was a huge success!
Once, there was a time when summer seemed like nothing but lazy, long days. But if your summer has been anything like ours, “busy” is the operative word. May, June, July, August: they have all passed in a flash, and now we are knocking on September’s door.
But busy certainly does not mean boring, and our crop of events has been as varied as it is interesting. We helped the new crop of Vandy grads celebrate their success; we threw a block party with our Pie Town neighbors; we got to watch an incredible new venue come to fruition, and take part in their inaugural event season; and if we weren’t at a wedding every Saturday, we were out at Fontanel or the Americana Music Fest listening to (and feeding, of course) Dwight Yoakam, Ray LaMontagne and John Hiatt. We also have made a lot of new friends, and helped host some incredible events with some incredible companies, including Microsoft, The Food Network, ASAE, The Discovery Channel, and Rolling Stone Magazine…you know, just to name a few! The summer has truly been incredible, and fun to boot.
So, without further ado and for your viewing pleasure, our summer photo album…blog.