Chef collaborations announced for 2023 Dine Nashville

From surf and turf to bourbon pairings, check out these one-of-a-kind chef experiences.


Dine Nashville returns for a second year in February. | Photo via Pexels

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Feast your eyes on this. Dine Nashville: The Music City Way returns in February.

The annual foodie celebration will feature Restaurant Week from Monday, Feb. 20 to Sunday, Feb. 26, as well as chef collaborations + special discounts throughout the month.

We’ll have more on Restaurant Week later, but you can get in on the action early by reserving a collaborative chef experience now. Read: Your favorite chefs teaming up for one-night-only experiences.

New collaborations

Chris Neff (Makeready L&L at Noelle) x Alyssa Gangeri (The Butter Milk Ranch)

🍽️ Thursday, Feb. 9 | 7 p.m. | Makeready | $75 per person

  • This four-course dinner features biscuits and gravy, beef carpaccio, smoked duck breast, and more.

Mike Colón (Goo Goo Chocolate Co.) x Andy Nelson (Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery) X Mike Hinds (Nashville Barrel)

🍽️ Sunday, Feb. 12 | 3 p.m. | Goo Goo Chocolate Co. | $80 per person

  • Chocolate and whiskey fans, this one is for you.

Tandy Wilson (City House) x Elliston Place Soda Shop

🍽️ Monday, Feb. 13 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Elliston Place Soda Shop | à la carte

  • One of Nashville’s oldest restaurants will host the James Beard Award-winning chef.

Julia Jaksic and Dustin Gonsalves (Roze Pony) x Aaron Distler (Mr. Aaron’s Goods)

🍽️ Wednesday, Feb. 15 | 5:00-8:30p.m. | Roze Pony | $85+ per person

  • Pasta is the main attraction at this five-course dinner.

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey x Bobby Hotel

🍽️ Thursday, Feb. 16 | 5 + 7:30 p.m. | Bobby Hotel | $80 per person

  • The downtown hotel will host this iconic whiskey brand for the evening.

Ford Fry (Optimist, Superica + more) x Gracie Nguyen (East Side Banh Mi)

🍽️ Thursday, Feb. 16 | 7 p.m. | Star Rover Sound | $150 for table seating + $135 for bar seating

  • Menu selections will include roasted gulf oysters, mini tuna tostadas, smoked bologna banh mi, and cocktail pairings.

Maneet Chauhan (Morph Hospitality) x Marino Bianchi (Urban Grub)

🍽️ Sunday, Feb. 19 | 6 p.m. | Tansuo | $135 per person

  • Guests will be greeted with a signature cocktail followed by dishes representing each chef’s style.

Michael Mina (Bourbon Steak) x Victoria Butler and Fawn Weaver (Uncle Nearest Distillery)

🍽️ Tuesday, Feb. 21 | 7 p.m. | Bourbon Steak | $350 per person

  • Head to the 34th floor for a six-course dinner and bourbon pairing.

Tony Mantuano (Yolan) x Michael Hanna (St. Vito Focacceria)

🍽️ Thursday, Feb. 23 | 5 p.m. | Yolan | $125+ per person

  • Enjoy Sicilian-inspired cuisine across five courses.

Sold out collaborations

Vivek Surti (Tailor) x Rita Martinez (Salty Cubana)

🍽️ Wednesday, Feb. 1 | 7 p.m. | Tailor | $125 per person

  • Surti and Martinez are known for their South Asian American and Miami-inspired dishes, respectively.

Julia Sullivan (Henrietta Red) x Andrew Carmellini (Carne Mare) x Levi Raines (Carne Mare)

🍽️ Wednesday, Feb. 8 | 5-10 p.m. | Henrietta Red | $95 per person + $65 beverage pairing

  • The event, called Surf & Turf, will be a five-course, shared plate tasting menu with an optional beverage pairing add-on.

Kristin Beringson (Henley) x Cascade Hollow Distillery (George Dickel Whiskey)

🍽️ Thursday, Feb. 23 | 6 p.m. | Henley | $68 per person

  • The four-course dinner and beverage pairing will creatively highlight George Dickel Gold Label in each course.
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