The T.J. Martell Foundation will once again bring together the most elegant of food and wine with the brightest country music stars as they host the 18th annual Nashville Best Cellars Dinner on Monday, April 24 at the Omni Hotel. The event is presented by Secure Air, a private air charter company in Nashville, with other sponsors including Pandora and Morgan Stanley. Co-Chairmen for the dinner this year include Rob Beckham (Co-Head, WME Nashville) John Esposito (Chairman & CEO, Warner Music Nashville) and Eliza Kraft Olander.
The Best Cellars Dinner pairs music celebrities with wine collectors in the United States for an intimate, extraordinary four course gourmet meal prepared by a guest chef. The Foundation this year will host James Beard Award-Winning chefs John Currence (City Grocery, Bouré, Big Bad Breakfast, Snackbar) and Alon Shaya (Shaya, Domenica, Pizza Domenica) who will come together to prepare a four course menu for the event. Each course will be paired with world class wines offered by wine hosts from around the country.
Wine hosts confirmed for the dinner include Mary Celeste Beall, Melissa and Rob Beckham, Tom Black, Sandi and Scott Borchetta, Pam and Keith Browning, Jim Clendenen, Chantel and John Esposito, Matt Donahoe and Clint Higham, Chris Johnson and Jeff Roberts, Laura and TK Kimbrell, Eliza Kraft Olander, Nataliia Johnson and John Sanzo.
“We are thrilled that, over the past 18 years, the Best Cellars dinner has become such a special and meaningful event,” said Laura Heatherly, CEO of the T.J. Martell Foundation. “The evening brings together gourmet food, incredible wines and, most importantly, the Nashville music community.”
Celebrities this year include Big Kenny, Ashley and Kim Campbell, Eric Church, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook, Reba McEntire, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Cole Swindell, Chris Young and others.
Tickets for the 2017 Best Cellars Dinner are sold out. For more information, please visit www.tjmartell.org or by call the T.J. Martell Foundation at (615) 256-2002.
About the T.J. Martell Foundation
The T.J. Martell Foundation is a national organization founded by the music industry, whose mission is to fund innovative leukemia, cancer and AIDS research at flagship hospitals in the United States. To learn more about the T.J. Martell Foundation, please go to tjmartell.org.
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