the continental emily dorio

While Sean Brock is certainly not new to the Nashville dining scene, his two new, highly anticipated concepts, The Continental and Audrey, are both dominating the conversation, and rightly so. Everyone who visits either restaurant — if they’re lucky enough to snag a seat when the reservations are released each month — leaves with a story about an unexpected dish or a unique experience that they just can’t wait to tell everyone about.

This month, The Continental, Sean’s ode to classic American restaurants and hotels throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, is kicking off its first of (hopefully) many Epicurean Dinner Series. The first series will feature a five-week tribute to the legendary French chef Paul Bocuse. Each dinner will offer a seven-course meal that highlights a selection of Paul’s signature dishes. The first two dinners of the series will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursdays, Nov. 11 and 18, and will pick back up after Thanksgiving for three more nights on Dec. 2, 9 and 16. 

Tickets for each night in the series is $180 per person, and you can add on a wine pairing for $100. Much like a normal reservation, seating is extremely limited, so make sure to reserve your tickets soon. To reserve your tickets or for more information on the Epicurean Dinner Series, visit