This just in: The menu for NPT’s Volunteer Gardener Homegrown Dinner has just been announced! A limited number of tickets remain for the Thursday, Aug. 8, event at The Old School (5022 Old Hydes Ferry Pike, Nashville, TN 37218). Tickets are $75 per person and are available at bit.ly/homegrown-dinner-npt.Proceeds support NPT’s educational, cultural and civic programming.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes a tour of the farm and casual conversation with Volunteer Gardener hosts Tammy Algood, Julie Berbiglia, Sheri Gramer, Matt Kerske, Troy Marden, and Annette Shrader.
Each of the evening’s three courses prepared by Bacon & Caviar Gourmet Catering will highlight the tomato, Nashville’s favorite fruit.
Specialty Drink: Michelada, made with beer, lime juice, spices and tomato juice.
Appetizers: BLT bites with candied bacon; Caprese crostini; mini tomato frittata.
Salad: Summer greens with heirloom tomatoes, red onion and crunchy tomato croutons topped with balsamic vinaigrette.
Main course: Grilled chicken breast with mashed tomato salsa fresca; family-style sides of grilled corn salad with cherry tomato and avocado, and Old School garden harvest pasta with olive oil and Parmesan; grilled panini bread with tomato butter.
Dessert: “Tomato Soup” cake with mocha buttercream icing.
The historic Old School is a now a culinary destination featuring a spacious event barn, a restored schoolhouse dating from 1936 and a speakeasy-style music room. The aptly named Old School Farm to Table restaurant is supplied by the property’s Old School Farm, which employs people of all abilities.