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Savor Nashville Event Highlights | Celebrity Chef Dinner with James Beard Foundation

Savor Nashville Event Highlights | Celebrity Chef Dinner with James Beard Foundation

One of my favorite parts about traveling for work is getting to meet Jordan Estate Rewards members who travel from near and far to attend Jordan wine dinners. On a recent trip to Nashville, I was blown away by the loyalty of our fans.

Nashville Lifestyles magazine invited us to be the exclusive wine for its annual food event, Savor Nashville, which features celebrity chefs affiliated with the James Beard Foundation. Hosted at the Hutton Hotel in April, the epicurean evening began with a cocktail reception and passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by a six-course dinner with wine pairings. The event also benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

As soon as we were seated for dinner, the stories began to fly.

There's a group from New York over there that flew in for the event because they're huge Jordan fans. They own one of your 40th anniversary pieces of art.

The table behind us wants to meet you. They drove four hours to attend this dinner.

A woman at the back table is a runner from Northern California. She's here for the marathon this weekend and was thrilled when she found out a Jordan dinner was happening two days before. Flew in early just for this.

I tried my best to make it around the room to meet as many of our fans as possible. Thank you again for being the best customers on the planet!

A few highlights from the multi-course menu include:

Chef Steve Phelps from Indigenous in Sarasota created a Cobia crudo panzanella with cucumber, basil puree, dried tomato, olive powder, calabrian chile oil and garlic breadcrumbs to pair with the 2014 Jordan Chardonnay Russian River Valley. We also shipped in a few bottles of the 2014 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil for his chile oil marinade.

Justin Aprahamian of Sanford in Milwaukee cooked a Malta glazed Snake River Farms pork belly with radishes, grilled romaine and mole sauce, which paired with 2008 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley.

Hosea Rosenberg of Blackbelly Market in Boulder prepared a Snake River Farms Wagyu ribeye with textures of alliums, mushrooms and marrow butter, which was served with the 2012 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley.

See the full menu on the Savor Nashville website.

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