Here’s a taste of what’s on tap today at the Beard House.
Southern Sophisticate, 7:00 P.M.
Jason McConnell, Red Pony Restaurant, Nashville
Jason McConnell has been serving up white-hot Southern cuisine at Nashville’s Red Pony Restaurant for 10 years, which is a sizable feather in the cap of the city’s competitive dining scene. Tonight the esteemed chef heads north to the Beard House, where he’ll celebrate the eatery's long run of spectacular service and exemplary food with a sophisticated menu that pays homage to McConnell’s Tennessee heritage. In McConnell’s deft hands, Music City mainstays like pimento cheese and coconut cake get a fine-dining revamp, transforming into elevated fare such as Pimento Cheese Straws with Duck Bacon and Cherry Gastrique; Triple-Layer Coconut Cake, Bananas Foster Bread Pudding, and Chess Pie; and Pâte à Choux Gnocchi with Poached Springer Mountain Farms Chicken, Cold-Smoked Trout Roe, and Parmesan-Truffle Cream, underlining the Red Pony’s balance of reverence for regional cuisine and innovation that has kept diners come back year after year.
For all upcoming Beard House dinners, check out our events calendar.