Tribute to the Highlands Fall Dinner | November 9, 5:30p.m.
Join us in the forest for an evening to delight the senses! A tribute to the tunes and tastes of the Celts, Chef Jeffrey Martinez has designed an inspired 4-course dinner of Scott-Irish cuisine, and Chattanooga’s own Celtic music group Stringer’s Ridge Band will play tunes that gladden the heart and set feet in motion. Plus, a few surprises for our guests… Seating is Limited. BYOB *GET TICKETS*
(Traditional Scottish/Irish Soup with Chicken & Leeks)
Phyllo Nests with Scottish Smoked Salmon, Caper-Lemon Zest Sour Cream
Red Onion Confit, Chopped Hard Boiled Egg, Fresh Dill Garnish
Mixed Trio of Grass Fed Organic Roasted Lamb Chop, Grilled Garlic Rubbed Tenderloin ofBeef & Goat Cheese Rolled Breast of Chicken
Rosemary Mint Gastrique, Maitre d Butter, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis (Sauces)
Irish Potato Boxty Cakes
Caramelized Baby Carrots & Pearl Onions, Shallot Butter
Wilted Baby Greens
Tattie Scones & Soda Bread, Honey-Peach Butter
Tipsy Laird with Scottish Shortbread Cookie
A Scottish Trifle with Layers of Sponge Cake, Vanilla Custard, Berries, Whipped Cream
Drizzled with Drambuie Liqueur
About Stringer’s Ridge Band:
Stringer’s Ridge is a string band with varying and eclectic influences and a strong focus on mostly instrumental Celtic and Old Time music that could veer off into other genres at a moment’s notice.
A recent Chattanooga resident, fiddler Tom Morley has played professionally most of his life in many styles of music. Classically trained, he’s been a concert violinist, toured Europe with New Orleans jazz bands, and has a Gold Album representing his years on stage and in the studio with Country/New Traditionalist singer John Anderson. Tom’s passion for Irish Traditional Music over the past two decades led to the formation of bands that played across the country and inspired him to write a book on the subject. His wife, Fran Morley, picked up the bodhrán (the Irish drum) around the same time and has played alongside him in concerts and pub sessions in Ireland, England, Scotland, Holland, Canada, and throughout the Southeast US.
Guitarist Bryant Haynes has been painting harmonic tapestries and helping to keep the beat for a long time. A physics and chemistry teacher by day at GPS (where he’s been for two decades), he pounds out a strong, steady rhythm, both with guitar and his feet. He’s known to sing a bit, and if you’re in the audience, you may find yourself singing along, too.
Recent performances include a featured slot on the WUTC’s River City Sessions radio program, a “house” concert at Fiddler’s Anonymous, a sellout at Charles & Myrtles Coffeehouse, a feature performance & interview on Chattanooga Times-Free Press Music Wednesdays, and an appearance on the Mountain Opry.
Please note: this event is a ‘Bring Your Own Bottle,’ — wine and beer are permitted. No hard liquor please.