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Generous Helpings Returns May 11, 2017

We’re excited to announce the return of the ultimate foodie event, Generous Helpings. This annual party will feature 30 of Nashville’s best restaurants showcasing tasting-sized portions of signature appetizers, entrees and desserts, while local beverage distributors will provide fine wines and craft beers. Presented by Kroger, Generous Helpings will take place on Thursday, May 11, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at City Winery in downtown Nashville.

As of April 12, the following restaurants are confirmed as 2017 Generous Helpings participants: Amerigo Italian Restaurant, Christie Cookies, City Winery, Eighth & Roast, etc., Fin & Pearl, Funk Seoul Brother, Goo Goo Shop & Dessert Bar, The Grilled Cheeserie, Holler & Dash, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Kroger Chef Shoppe/Murray’s Cheese, Pancho & Lefty’s Cantina, Salt & Vine, Second Harvest’s Culinary Arts Center, Sinema, Tànsuŏ, Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House and Vui’s Kitchen.

“I continue to be amazed at not only the culinary talent in Nashville but also the generosity of the talented chefs and restaurant entrepreneurs giving back to our community,” said Jaynee Day, President & CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.  “We are thankful to work alongside so many to raise awareness of hunger issues in Tennessee, and we look forward to a fun-filled, tasty evening.”

Back by popular demand, this year’s Chefs’ Dinner, an exclusive dining experience in conjunction with the Generous Helpings event, will take place in advance of the main event on Tuesday, May 2, at Mangia Nashville from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Guests can expect to enjoy a unique dining experience with an incredible array of culinary masters, including Maneet Chauhan of Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Trey Cioccia of The Farm House, John Lasater of Hattie B’s, Nick Pellegrino of Mangia Nashville, Rebekah Turshen of City House, Bryan Lee Weaver of Butcher & Bee and Lisa White of Marsh House. Each of the chefs will prepare one course for an unforgettable meal, along with wine pairings. Second Harvest’s own Culinary Arts Center Chef Mark Rubin and Sous Chef Stephen Berlin will be preparing passed hors d’oeuvres during the cocktail hour.

Proceeds from Generous Helpings and the Chefs’ Dinner will benefit Middle Tennessee’s Table, Second Harvest’s grocery rescue program.

Generous Helpings tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Chefs’ Dinner tickets are $250, and also include a ticket to the Generous Helpings event on May 11. Buy your tickets at the link below and please contact Chelsey Wells, Events Manager, with any questions at (615) 627-1565.

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