The Social Scene

NPT Cooking Show Event

NPT presented an evening with Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison, co-hosts of public television cooking shows Cook’s Country and America’s Test Kitchen.
Screen shot 2017-12-06 at 11.09.47 AMThe popular event, held at Piedmont Natural Gas, included a kitchen skills demonstration by Lancaster and Davison, hors d’oeuvres, a chocolate tasting and holiday menu ideas. Proceeds from the event support NPT’s educational, cultural and civic programming.
Cook’s Country reclaims classic American heirloom recipes. Lancaster and Davison have long been fixtures on the show as test cooks. This season they’ve taken the helm as hosts, bringing equipment reviews, taste tests, and authentic American recipes to the home cook.
Cook’s Country editors travel the country to bring their favorite regional discoveries back to the test kitchen, where they are translated for the home cook.
Cook’s Country airs at 12:30 p.m. Saturdays on NPT; and 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 8 p.m. Wednesdays on NPT2. America’s Test Kitchen airs at noon Saturdays on NPT; and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 7:30 p.m. on NPT2.

Young Leaders Council Luncheon

Young Leaders Council (YLC) held its annual Fall Leadership Luncheon at Music City Center, with close to 400 attendees.
Screen shot 2017-12-06 at 11.11.36 AMA spinach salad with balsamic vinaigrette was followed by parmesan-crusted chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and tomatoes. A chocolate fudge pie with a raspberry compote and whipped cream finished the meal.
YLC board chair Santi Tefel shared that 2017 was the 13th consecutive year of the successful partnership with Junior League of Nashville, the fifth year of partnering with Williamson Chamber, with its largest class to date this year, and Massey Graduate School alumni class met for the first time this past spring.
Justin D. Crosslin, Jr., co-managing principal at Crosslin, was presented the 2017 Young Leader of the Year, and Beth Torres, president & CEO of Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, received the inaugural Hero of the Year Award.
Sports radio host George Plaster served as moderator while Rick Byrd, men’s head basketball coach for the Belmont Bruins, spoke to the group and answered questions about his leadership style.

Sunday in the Park

Sunday in the Park was held at Ridge Field in Edwin Warner Park to benefit Percy and Edwin Warner Parks.
Celebrating 28 years in 2017, the event featured a seated autumn luncheon, and proceeds will go to fund the historic Sandstone Gate restoration at the entrance to Percy Warner Park.
Clare Armistead served as honorary chair and the design team members were Katie Gibson, Jay Joyner and Lorie Duke.
Screen shot 2017-12-06 at 11.13.18 AMFloral design was provided by The Tulip Tree and Kristen Winston Catering served a menu featuring a green salad, maple mustard glazed pork tenderloin, orzo and wild rice, asparagus, and blondie tart for dessert.
Guests included: Anne and David Trainer, Mac and Emily Hardcastle, Jane and Bill Coble, Mary Catherine and David McClellan, Ben and Tara Armistead, Dan and Paiden Hite, Emme and Butch Baxter, Tooty Bradford, Barby and Govan White, Stuart Brunson, E.W. Weathersby, Warner and Madge Bass, Mary Lauren and Lawson Allen, Jennie and Rob McCabe, Peter Depp, Sylvia and Doug Bradbury, Tricia and William Hastings, Paige and Kevin Roddey, Larry Trabue, Cathy and Martin Brown, and Jane Anne and Dale Pilkerton.

An Evening with Rudy & Friends

Rudy Kalis recently celebrated his retirement after 43 years as a sports reporter, sports director, and news anchor at WSMV, Nashville’s NBC affiliate.  In keeping with his German roots, the dinner event took place at the Bavarian Bierhaus at Opry Mills.  The Tennessee Titans presented “An Evening with Rudy & Friends” and proceeds were donated to the Nashville Humane Association.  During the evening, multiple big-screens displayed many of Rudy’s memorable videos, as well as pre-taped congratulatory messages that included Governor Bill Haslam, Mayor Megan Barry, Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, Today Show host Savannah Guthrie, as well as Coach Johnny Majors.  Norm Partin was the Emcee and special guests included Eddie George, Hope Hines, Demetria Kalodimos, and Charlie Mac. For more information about the Nashville Humane Association, visit their web site