Tennessee Flavors is an annual tasting event that brings together Nashville’s top restaurants and food and beverage artisans for a delicious evening in support of the Nashville State Community College Foundation. Our focus is on Tennessee-sourced products and the culinary talents and local flavors that help make our growing community so special.
Each year, Nashville State hosts Tennessee Flavors at the College’s main campus on White Bridge Road, right in the heart of West Nashville. Now in its 7th year, this annual tasting event has become a beloved tradition for both friends of the Foundation and the wider food-loving community. In 2018, Tennessee Flavors will once again be held in the College’s beautiful Health & Humanities Building on the north end of campus.
Check out some of the “Flavors”
DEACON’S NEW SOUTH – Roast Beef sandwich
Deacon’s New South is a modern steakhouse featuring dry-aged steaks, robust vegetable dishes and a sommelier-led beverage program. The menu includes authentic Southern favorites with global inspiration, sourcing its protein and produce from local farms whenever possible. This is Deacon’s New South’s 1st year at Tennessee Flavors.
GERMANTOWN CAFÉ – De-constructed French Onion Soup- Parmesan cheese crouton with caramelized onions in a beef jus topped with bruleed gruyere cheese.
Germantown Café has become a reliable fixture on Nashville’s dining scene by offering fresh, creative cuisine at reasonable prices, as well as a fully-stocked bar and an amazing view of the Nashville skyline. This is Germantown Café’s 7th year at Tennessee Flavors.
UNION COMMON – BBQ Shrimp
Union Common, located at the corner of Broadway and Division in Midtown, channels the warmth of your family table to make any night away feel like a night at home. Our playful menu offers shared plates designed for group dining and family fun. This is Union Common’s 2nd year at Tennessee Flavors.
NOMZILLA- Poke Bowl
CAFFE NONNA – Nonna’s Sweet/Spicy Cocktail Meatballs
Our dishes are prepared from scratch with the freshest ingredients from recipes inspired by chef Daniel Maggipinto’s grandmother, Nonna. This is Caffe Nonna’s 1st year at Tennessee Flavors.
PUCKETT’S GROCERY – Peach Cobbler
Puckett’s roots stretch way back to the ‘50s and a little grocery store in the village of Leiper’s Fork, Tenn. Ever since then, we’ve been focused on providing friends new and old with great food and Southern hospitality — and five restaurants later, that aim still rings true.
This is Puckett’s 7th year at Tennessee Flavors.
Mandie Cakes™ are made from scratch with quality ingredients. The star of our cake is the cake. That is why it’s layered with cake, icing, and more cake. We believe that icing should be an accessory to the cake and not the main show. All but one of our cakes (the Lemon Drop) is made with Liquor. That is why we say, “Have your Cake and Drink it too! Liquor, Cream, and Cake” Its about having all the things that bring you happiness, in a jar.
This is Mandie Cakes’ 1st year at Tennessee Flavors.
FROTHY MONKEY – Caramilia Chocolate Mousse with Moldon Salt
Frothy Monkey has been a staple in the Nashville community since 2004. They were one of the first coffeehouse concepts in Nashville and one of the cornerstone businesses to open in the transformed 12th South Nashville neighborhood.
This is Frothy Monkey’s 4th year at Tennessee Flavors.