Sunday, May 29, 2011

Knoxville Summertime Food Events!

Summer is here and Knoxville cooks up the excitement early. Here's a list of events you don't want to miss to kick the summer off right! Keep in touch with the events as time comes closer, as event details may change.

International Biscuit Festival culinary events
The International Biscuit Festival will hold its culinary events on Saturday, May 28.
They include a biscuit breakfast from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. ($10), Biscuit boulevard, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ($5) and the biscuit bake-off, 1-5 p.m. (Free). Visit for more information.

Knox Heritage hosts Summer Suppers event
Fourteen culinary events will be held this summer as part of Knox Heritage's Summer Suppers Fundraising event. They include:
~"The Triple Crown," from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Historic Middlebrook, 4001 Middlebrook Pike. The menu includes hot brown sandwiches, Maryland crab cakes and grilled New York sliders. Cost is $100 .
~"A Taste of What's to Come," at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the William E. Peters House, 1319 Grainger Ave., featuring a slider bar with slow roasted pork, Tennessee beef and Benton's bacon, a crostini bar with Sweetwater Valley pimento cheese, country ham salad and Tennessee caviar and farmers' market vegetables. Cost is $100.
~"Dressed to Kill, A James Bond Cocktail," at 2701 Woodson Drive, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 featuring thinly sliced roast beef with hollandaise sauce, twice baked potatoes, marinated and grilled vegetables, deviled eggs and sweet pastries. Cost is $70.07
~"Riverside Supper at the McBee Farm," 2590 Day Road, Jefferson County, at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. The menu includes pickled local vegetables, tomato cucumber dill bisque, rosemary pork loin, summer succotash salad and lavender custard with berry coulis. Cost is $100.
Space is limited and advance registration is required. Register online at or call 865-523-8008 between 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, for more information.

Williams-Sonoma hosts June cooking classes
Williams-Sonoma, 7600 Kingston Pike, is hosting 10 culinary classes in June.
They include: "Fun with Food," ($55), from 6-8 p.m. June 2, with a menu of raspberry chicken with grilled peaches over mixed greens and brownie sundae with fudge sauce and vanilla ice cream; "Sassy Shrimp," ($55), from 6-8 p.m. June 13, featuring a menu of shrimp binyon, cheese grits and lemon tart with fresh berries, and "Quick and Easy Italian," ($55), from 6-8 p.m., featuring shrimp scampi over linguini, sugar snap peas and asparagus and tiramisu cheesecake.
For a complete list of classes or to register call 865-539-1070.

Fleming's hosts June 15 wine tasting event
Januik and Novelty Hill Wines will be featured at a wine tasting event to be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 11287 Parkside Drive. The menu includes pecan smoked trout with avocado and radish, broiled lamp chop with blackberry sauce, slow roasted pork tenderloin with cherry balsamic glaze and caramelized apples and marinated ribeye steak with tri-colored scalloped potatoes.
Cost is $87.50 per person. Register online at

Lakeside Tavern to host beer tasting event
Mendocino High Gravity Beer will be featured at a tasting event at 6:30 p.m. June 20, at Lakeside Tavern, 10911 Concord Park Drive. The menu includes smoked trout crostini with golden beets and Globe radish, frisee and pork belly salad, grilled skirt steak with twice baked potato and fig with Marscapone mousse tart for dessert.
Cost is $45. Registermonline at