The most wonderful night of the year

We were very excited when Chef Andrew Adams told us told us about his plans for a farmers market dinner at Brushmark at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. We rushed home and marked July 26 on our calendar.

It wasn’t long before we read about Fun, Friends and Food: A Taste of Cooper-Young. (Thanks, Ryan!) This is a progressive dinner to raise money for the Memphis Literacy Council. The dinner begins at Burke’s Books, makes stops at several Cooper-Young restaurants, then wraps up at the offices of the Memphis Literacy Council for wine, music, and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 in advance; $60 at the door. There are “seatings” at 6, 7, and 8 p.m. The date? July 26 of course.

Today, I got an email from Paulette’s about their next wine dinner, four courses, featuring wines from Australia. The dinner costs $49.95 and starts at 7 p.m. on July 26.

Now I’m not much for conspiracy theories, but this one has me wondering. This night is the culinary equivalent of a planetary alignment. I mean all three places are almost along a perfectly straight line. Could this mean the end of the culinary world? I hope not. I’ve got French Laundry reservations.

Brushmark Restaurant
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
1934 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 544-6200

Memphis Literacy Council
902 S Cooper St
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 327-6000

Burke’s Bookstore
936 S Cooper St
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 278-7484

2110 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 726-5128

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  • July 19, 2007 at 5:21 am

    And to add insult to injury, the prior night, 7/25, there is a six course Marryvale Wine Dinner at River Oaks Restaurant. Meaning, if you were already reserved for River Oaks, how could you possibly plan on eating anything the next day???

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