James Beard award-winning chef Maneet Chauhan has teamed up with the Harpeth Hotel in Franklin to launch a “Sunday Supper” series, featuring guest chefs who will craft curated dinners.
She and the Harpeth Hotel’s chef Devine Walline will work alongside each other to craft a five-course dinner. Guest chefs will join them to provide their spin on the curated menus. Each course is accompanied with a wine or cocktail pairing.
Chauhan is a regular on Food Network’s “Chopped” and moved to Nashville five years ago. She’s the owner of four popular Nashville restaurants: Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Indian street food restaurant Chaatable, Chinese restaurant Tansuo and modern diner The Mockingbird.
The Sunday suppers will be held at 1799 Kitchen & Cocktails inside the Harpeth Hotel. August dates and chefs haven’t yet been announced, but details for the two July dates were released.
The dinner slated for July 11 will include chef David Bancroft of Acre and Bow & Arrow, both located in Auburn, Alabama. Bancroft is a self-taught chef who bases his menus around what’s in season and “reinterprets the rich heritage of Alabama cuisine.” He won Food Network’s “Iron Chef Showdown” competition in 2017.
July 25’s dinner will host chef Joshua Walker of Xiao Bao Biscuit in Charleston, South Carolina. Walker and his wife opened the restaurant after spending time farming in Japan. He’s been named “A Chef to Watch” by Zagat.
Dinner begins at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $189. You must be 21 years or older to attend. A portion of proceeds will benefit One Generation Away, which distributes healthy foods to Middle Tennessee families in need.
Reporter Brad Schmitt contributed reporting.