According to the Bites staff, one of the surprising hits of last week's "Best of Nashville" soiree were the Asian inspired nachos from September's Restaurant in Hendersonville. The short ribs topped with crunchy Asian slaw convinced several party attendees to leave their provincial ways behind and point their Saabs north on I65.
Now you have another reason. Our friends to the north are throwing a Scotch, Cigars & More dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m.
The menu looks pretty appetizing, both for drinking and eating:
Tuaca Hot Apple Pie
Romesco stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Rosemary-Apple Jus
Velvet Elvis (featuring Chambord Liquor which is also donating proceeds to Breast Cancer Awareness)
Espresso crusted Beef Tenderloin with Raspberry-Balsamic Glaze
Old Pulteney 17 yr.
Lobster Potsticker with Caramel Vanilla Sauce
Balblair 16 yr.
Lemon Saffron Chicken Brochettes
Chocolate Bread Pudding
Choice of Rocky Patel or Olivia CAO Cigar
$30 per person (excludes tax and gratuity) ($20 with no cigar)
Call (615) 822-5323 for more info or to RSVP.
CAO is getting around this month, also sponsoring a bourbon/cigar tasting in their facility with Grand Cru.
If you've never visited CAO headquarters off Briley Parkway northwest of downtown, you should really check it out. It's like a cross between Don Draper's employee lounge and a zen meditation garden.
The event is 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29 at CAO Cigar on 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle.
$25/person gets you an evening of classic American whiskies and classic American cigars.
Don't miss this one!
Space is limited, reservations recommended.
After a week of liquor and cigars, it'll be nice to get back on the grapes next time.