Just weeks after announcing it was closing its doors to build a new space, Tailor Nashville is returning to its pop-up roots with a series of dinners in partnership with The Nashville Food Project (TNFP). A portion of proceeds will support TNFP’s programs, which include its community meals, food recovery and community and production gardens.
“We are such big fans of the work of The Nashville Food Project, so [my business partner Heather Southerland and I] jumped at the chance to collaborate in a way that could give back to the community we love,” said Tailor’s culinary creator, Vivek Surti. The dinners will be held at TNFP’s headquarters located at 5904 California Ave., with seatings taking place on Saturdays Sept. 11 and Sept. 18 and on Sundays Sept. 12 and Sept. 19.
The pop-up series is a tasty way to celebrate TNFP’s 10 years of bringing “people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in our city.” It is also a prelude to the nonprofit’s 10th Anniversary Picnic Party, to be held Sunday, Sept. 26. Out of an abundance of caution, the event is going virtual, but supporters can still enjoy a bluegrass performance from high-energy banjo player Justin Hiltner and a take-home picnic supper from home.
Tailor Nashville’s partnership with TNFP marks the first of several pop-up events planned for the fall. Reservations for the upcoming dinners can be made at tailornashville.com. To learn more about the organization’s programs and upcoming events, check out thenashvillefoodproject.org.