Day-long farm tour and globally inspired feast to raise funds for scholarship initiatives Nashville, TN.

On Sunday, April 23, 2017, the Nashville chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier will host the first Tour de Farm, a day-long tour and dinner fundraiser that celebrates the rich farm culture of Bells Bend and surrounding areas, and benefits Les Dames Nashville’s scholarship efforts. Two events in one, Tour de Farm includes a VIP Farm Tour and A Global Feast. Ticket prices are $195 for the VIP Farm Tour and include admittance to A Global Feast. Individual tickets for A Global Feast are $75 and include wine, beer, tax, and gratuities.

On the limited seating, day-long VIP Farm Tour ($195 per person) guests travel via The NashTrash Bus, generously donated for the event, to five area farms for a rare, in-person meet-and-greet with farmers. At each stop, guests will learn about the farm and be treated to tastes and sips prepared by members of Les Dames, showcasing each farmer’s bounty. On the ride in between, guests will be entertained and educated by The Nash Trash Drivers and Les Dames Members.

Tentative Schedule *Please note that this schedule is weather dependent – things might change due to Mother Nature and mud!

  • 9 a.m. Meet and Greet at Green Door Gourmet; load onto buses
  • 11 a.m. First Stop: Bells Bend Farm
  • Noon Second Stop: Six Boots Collective
  • 1 p.m. Third Stop + Lunch: Old School Farm
  • 3 p.m. Fourth Stop: KLD Farms
  • 4:30 p.m. Final Stop: Green Door Gourmet for tour and VIP Lounge

All VIP Farm Tour ticket holders also receive access to a VIP Lounge inside The Cottage at Green Door Gourmet, where they may place a change of clothes and rest before attending A Global Feast, following the Farm Tour.

A Global Feast ($75 per person) follows the tour, starting at 5 p.m. and is a seated, globally inspired dinner at Green Door Gourmet. Les Dames Nashville is thrilled to announce that Gold Sponsor, Lockeland Table, coowned by Dame Cara Graham and Chef Hal Holden-Bache, will provide a Community Hour to kick off the meal, in the spirit of the nightly Community Hour they host at their East Nashville restaurant.

Chef Hal will also be leading the inaugural gentleman’s cabinet, dubbed “Les Dudes.” For the seated meal, the main course will be prepared by Dame Maneet Chauhan, of Chauhan Ale & Masala House, and Pastry Chef and Les Dames member Jessica Collins will provide dessert. There will also be live entertainment and a silent auction.

Tour de Farm 2017 is the first fundraiser staged by Les Dames Nashville and brings awareness to the food and farming communities in our area. Monies raised will allow Les Dames Nashville to support Mayor Megan Barry’s Opportunity NOW Initiative, an effort to put 10,000 Nashville youth in internships this summer as well as provide books and equipment for culinary students and allow women to continue their education in the fields of food, farming, beverage, and hospitality.
Tickets are now on sale through Brown Paper Tickets:

Les Dames Nashville is the 30th chapter of LDEI, an international organization of women leaders who create a supportive culture in their communities to achieve excellence in the food, beverage and hospitality professions. To do this, more than 1,800 members in more than 30 chapters worldwide provide leadership, educational opportunities and host philanthropic events within their communities. Visit or and Les Dames Nashville on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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