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la soiree a la grande dame de kingston pike - sold out

Sunday, August 21, 2016 | 5:30 PM
24 Guests | $250 per person
Knoxville | 3106 kingston pike
Date & Time Sunday August 21st 2016 5:30 pm – 5:40 am
3106 kingston pike

SOLD OUT – Please contact Hollie Cook at 865-523-8008 to be placed on a wait list or to check for cancellations.

Please join us for a centennial preview party honoring La Grande Dame. John Trotter is welcoming Chef Matt Gallaher of Knox Mason and Sommelier Connor Coffey to prepare a feast honoring the 2017-100th birthday of the Dulin-Trotter home. John has meticulously restored the home, while honoring its original intent, to satisfy the needs of his young family. Crescent Bluff, as the property was known originally, was purchased in 1914 by Hanson Lee Dulin who selected renowned architect, John Russell Pope ( Jefferson Memorial, National Gallery of Art), to design a home befitting the waterfront site with a commanding view of the river and mountains beyond. The French theme honors the Neo-Classic Revival style based on English, French, and Italian influences, popular American celebration menus of the era, and the site’s original owners, the Audigier’s, whose home was destroyed by fire leaving only a gazebo. Bon amis, bon appetite—c’est la vie!

MENU with Wine Pairing

refreshments on the veranda

Ice Cold Dirty Martini with a Liquid Olive
Tomato Aspic on Buttery Toast with Basil Mayonnaise

seated dinner

Huîtres avec Céleri Bavarois et Jambon Consommé Gelée
Raw Oyster with Celery Custard and Ham
Cremant de Bourgogne, NV Maison Shaps (Burgundy)

Soupe de Poisson Froid à la Rouille
Chilled Seafood Soup with Heirloom Tomatoes, Saffron, Grilled Bread and Aioli
Cotes de Provence Rose 2015, Hecht & Bannier (Provence)

Patés Noir avec Homard et Sauce Nantua
Butter Poached Lobster, Egg Yolk and Lobster Cream Sauce with Sepia Pasta
Meursault 2013, Albert Bichot (Burgundy)

Canard aux Pêches, Foie Gras
et le Beurre de Maïs
Dry Aged Duck Breast with Grilled Peaches, Foie Gras and Vadouvan Spiced Sweet Corn Butter
Pinot Gris “Bollenberg” 2013, Chateau D’Orschwir (Alsace)

Filet Mignon Fumé avec Hachis Parmentier et Sauce au Poivre
Smoked Beef Tenderloin with “Twice Baked” Potatoes and Green Peppercorn Sauce
Chateauneuf du Pape 2012,
Domaine de Chateaumar (Rhone)

desserts on the veranda

Pamplemousse Meringue Grillé
Grapefruit Curd ‘Pops’ with Torched Meringue
Chocolat Mille Feuille avec Framboises
‘Thousand Leaves’ Pastry with Chocolate Cremeux and Raspberries
Cerdon de Bugey NV, Renardt-Fache (Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes)


Barbara & Steve Apking
Ellen Bebb & Finbarr Saunders
Ann Bennett
Kay Clayton
Caroline Farris
Matt Gallaher
Ann & Dick Goldstine
Susan & Bob Hawthorne
Elizabeth Justus & Rob Johnson
Meg Long & John Trotter*
Sheena McCall
Allison Page & Connor Coffey
Joyce & Jack Tapscott
Stephanie & George Wallace



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