Nashville Wine Auction Reveals Menu for Pairings 2014: A Celebration of Wine & Food

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 6, 2014) – Nashville Wine Auction is pleased to reveal the menu for their upcoming event, Pairings: A Celebration of Wine and Food.

On Friday, February 21 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, guests will enjoy a wine reception and hors d’oeuvres from Chef Andy Hayes, executive chef of the newly opened Moto. From 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm, guests will sit down to a four course dinner prepared by award winning chefs and perfectly paired with California wine. The Gourmet Dinner and Live Auction will be held at The Rosewall, MStreet Entertainment Group’s event venue.

“This year’s menu showcases the great talent of our featured chefs and vintners! Our mouths are already watering to taste their exquisite creations,” said Holly Whaley, Executive Director of the Nashville Wine Auction.

The menu will be as follows:


Sunburst Trout Crudo with Blood Orange, Fennel, Benne Seeds
Lamb Meatballs with Ricotta, Mint
Beet Caprese Skewers
Proscuitto Crostini with Mostarda
presented by Chef Andy Hayes (Moto, Nashville)

First Pairing
Scallops with Jerusalem Artichokes, Lemon, Beurre Noisette, French Perigord Truffle presented by Chefs Matt Bolus (The 404 Kitchen, Nashville) and Anthony Lamas (Seviche, Louisville)

Two Sisters Chardonnay, Courtney’s Vineyard 2011 presented by, Leslie Renaud, Foley Estates & Winery

Second Pairing
Squab with Soubise, Leeks, Allium Caramel, Carolina Gold Rice, Farro presented by Chefs Hal Holden-Bache (Lockeland Table, Nashville) and Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman (Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen and Hog & Hominy, Memphis)

Wedell Cellars Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2008 presented by Poured by Bradley Fisher, Wedell Cellars

Third Pairing
Beef Short Rib with Pickled Strawberry Relish, Lavender-Cipolla Cornbread, Turnip Crema presented by Chefs Greg Baker (The Refinery, Tampa) and Robert Grace (Kayne Prime, Nashville)

Taylor Family Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 presented by Mike Taylor, Taylor Family Vineyards

Fourth Pairing
Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Mousse with 72% Dark Chocolate, Malted Milk Pavlova, Salted Bourbon Caramel, Spiced Pecan Custard presented by Chefs Lisa Donovan (Husk, Nashville) and Scott Witherow (Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co., Nashville)

Turley Estate Petite Syrah, Napa Valley 2006 presented by Christina Turley, Turley Wine Cellars

To make reservations for Pairings, please visit or call 615-329-1760.

ABOUT NASHVILLE WINE AUCTION: Established in 1980, the Nashville Wine Auction is the oldest charity wine auction in the country. It has raised over $18 million for organizations whose purpose is directly related to treatment, patient care, and eradication of cancer here in Middle Tennessee. The 2013 list of beneficiaries includes: American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, Pearl Point Cancer Support, Gilda’s Club/Nashville, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Saint Thomas Cancer Network, and Williamson Medical Center Foundation.