by Stephen Lackey, contributor
Over the eight days of the Nashville Film Festival, films from all over the world are on display but some of Nashville’s best artists are also supporting the event including filmmakers, musicians, and yes, chefs.
The festival offers attendees an array of truly unique events, exposing attendees to the best of what they find familiar and the best in new film experience. The same goes for culinary offerings. From Italian food from Finezza Italian Bistro to southern fare from Miss Daisy's Kitchen and sweets from Glaze Gourmet Donuts, this week the VIP tent will showcase some of the best food the city has to offer.
Guy Haskins, owner of G Catering in Nashville, is promising “a southern buffet with a Nashville twist.” Executive Chef Burke Conley will be preparing Nashville hot chicken and “upscale kale” in place of traditional fried chicken and southern greens. Haskins is also enthusiastic about a custom spin on a classic pork dish and a petite sweets bar that’ll be available on the buffet as well, offering festival visitors a taste of the south but in a more upscale and modern way.
Billy Terrell from TinWest catering is just excited to be a part of the energy of the festival. TinWest is made up of a championship barbecue team that competes in global competitions so they will be sharing some of the best barbecue you can get in Nashville. Along with sharing his food with festival attendees, Billy “loves talking to all of the excited film fans and filmmakers.” He says he’s proud of how much NaFF has grown over the years and believes the festival is good for our city. Along with the barbecue he’ll be bringing pasta salad as well as all the traditional sides such as potato salad. To top it all off, Billy’s mother will be treating festival guests to her “award winning banana pudding.”
Festival passholders will have many opportunities to sample some of this amazing food throughout the week. We can’t wait to grab a bite with you between a Kurdish drama and a block of animated short films! Here’s a complete list of the amazing catering in the VIP tent:
The Chef & I
Finezza Italian Bistro
Music City Flats
Sheena Brooks & Co.
G Catering & Events
Glaze Gourmet Donuts
Miss Daisy's Kitchen