What we’re cooking up for Nashville - come join us
So what do we have in store for the 30 senior execs and entrepreneurs from the UK and US who’ll be making the trip - and why you should be one of them?
The programme combines meeting a raft of founders, chefs and CEOs, tasting and sampling great food and drink and checking out innovative and inspirational concepts - as well as getting the latest market insights from experts on the ground.
It starts on the evening of Tuesday April 31, when we’ll meet up for informal welcome cocktails at the rooftop bar of our tour hotel, the luxury boutique Thompson Nashville, set in the heart of the Gulch district. The serious business begins next day.
Day 1 - Wednesday, May 1
We’ll gather at 11am for a walking tour of the Gulch, a once-abandoned industrial area just south of downtown that's undergone an urban revitalization and now teeming with boutique hotels, high-rise condos, instagrammable murals, shops, live music venues, breweries, and diverse culinary offerings.
Biscuit Love is one, serving breakfast and biscuits (US style that is) - a business that’s grown from food truck to multiple sites, with original owners Karl and Sarah Worley still running operations. But Biscuit Love is now one of the multiple brands under the wing of Nashville-based Fresh Hospitality whose portfolio also includes Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Big Bad Breakfast and I Love Juice Bar. We’ll be learning more about Fresh too.
We’ll also be hitting Peg Leg Porker, famous for having some of the best BBQ in Tennessee. Chef and owner Carey Bringle has also launched his own bourbon range (it’s never too early!).
Also on the route, we’ll be dropping by Milk and Honey, a popular brunch spot, with an Aussie cafe vibe, before visiting M Street Entertainment Group, with four restaurants in one destination, including Kayne’s Steak, Virago seafood and sushi, and Saint Anejo, a bar restaurant with a mix of rock’n’roll and Mexican decor and over 120 tequilas, where we’ll be resting up with a margarita.
The evening of Day 1 will take us to the Assembly Food Hall, an entertainment experience that operates from over 100,000 sq ft of space, right in the middle of Downtown Nashville - and one of the ambitious projects developed under the wing of top-notch restaurant entrepreneur (and star of last year’s Peach 20/20 summit) Jack Gibbons, who’ll be hosting us.
We will be meeting up with many of the local operators trading from the hall, including the team behind Prince’s Hot Chicken, said to be the originator of the Nashville specific style of fried chicken drenched in hot sauces - as well as sampling the wines at FB Society’s Sixty Vines.
Then it’s up to the roof for live music!
Day 2 - Thursday, May 2
Day 2 takes us Downtown again to take in Merchants (split across three storeys with a bistro, restaurant and private dining space, and part of Nashville-based Strategic Hospitality run by brothers Benjamin and Max Goldberg), Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beer (a New York based enterprise expanding in the US and internationally and just voted Best Overall Burger in Nashville), and then Twelve Thirty Club, with five venues in one building, including a honky tonk & rooftop bar, supper club and members club plus a speakeasy bar Pushing Up Daisies.
The afternoon sees us in Midtown, taking in The Catbird Seat (also part of Strategic Hospitality), Hattie B’s, Velvet Taco and the Graduate Hotel, with its White Limozeen rooftop bar.
Dinner will be at Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, where else?
Day 3 - Friday, May 3
Our final day in Nashville takes us to Rutledge Hill, with brunch and competitive socialising at Pinewood Social, finishing up, as is Atlantic Club tradition, for farewell beers at a brewery, Tennessee Brew Works. It’s a lunchtime finish for everyone to get their flights home. - or to stay a little longer to explore more of Nashville’s attractions.
That’s all for now, but we’ll be adding more details in the next post.
The Atlantic Club tour to Nashville will introduce you to outrageously inventive operators, who will positively challenge your thinking, supercharge your network and fuel your creativity. So what are you waiting for?
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