For a few years, CMT has staged a special invitation-only dinner pairing notable national chefs to create a fantastic dining event honoring some of the greatest stars in country music. This year’s CMT Music Awards will be held in Nashville on Wednesday, June 5, and for the first time the network is opening up the accompanying dinner event to the public.
From 7:30 until 10:30 on Sunday, June 2, Nashville chef Sarah Gavigan of Bar Otaku and Otaku Ramen will host five guest chefs to present a fantastic dinner they’re calling the Songbird Supper Club. Held in the historic Neuhoff building in Germantown neighborhood north of downtown, this dinner will feature handcrafted cocktails, cutting-edge culinary tastes and groundbreaking musical performances combining the spirit of tradition with an adventurous modern twist.
Joining Gavigan to serve up a multi-course dinner are a line-up of superstar chefs from across the country, including:
- Roxana Jullapat, Pastry Chef/Baker, Friends & Family, East Hollywood, California
- Joshua Walker, Chef, Xiao Bao Biscuit, Charleston, South Carolina
- Erik Bruner-Yang, Chef, Toki Underground, Maketto, Brothers and Sisters, Spoken English, Washington, D.C.
- Will Thompson, Mixologist, Jaguar Sun, Miami, Florida
- Kristen Kish, Chef, Arlo Grey, Austin, Texas
Jason Tesauro of The Modern Gentleman will serve as host for the evening, introducing surprise musical performances from a variety of country music up-and-comers curated by CMT. The network is opening this invitation-only dinner and musical event to the public with the release of a limited number of tickets, which went on sale on Friday, May 17 through the CMT Songbird Supper Club Eventbrite page, so don’t dawdle if you want to take part in what should prove to be a magical evening of food, drink and music.