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Past Places & Present Palates: A Progressive Feast

Past Places & Present Palates: A Progressive Feast

Saturday, November 16, 2024
Limited to 50 Guests

This Fall you will enjoy a chef-prepared progressive feast at some of the most elegant historic homes in town culminating in an intimate concert with an artist you won’t want to miss!

Make plans to attend an evening of exploration of the culinary stylings of Execuitve Chef, Sean Foley of Belle Meade’s famed Bistro 360. While historic buildings are part of the culture of Franklin, many of our magnificent historic homes are private residences that are not open to the public. However, on this special occasion you will have access to witness the charm and beauty of several historically significant homes. We will begin the evening at the 1880s Watson-Pointer House, home of the lovely Ms. Ellen L. Smith and her family. This Second Empire French Victorian was designed by Hugh Cathcart Thompson, who also designed the LeHew House and Ryman Auditorium. Sip and savor appetizers and cocktails amid the storied halls of this legendary Franklin private residence.

Next, we will journey by trolley through historic downtown Franklin to Laurel Hill for a gourmet dinner in a charming residence dating back to 1854. Named after the mountain laurel that once adorned its lawn and surrounding grounds, Laurel Hill is a testament to architectural uniqueness with its thin columns, a rarity in the area. Though now the private residence of our kind hosts, Vivian & David Garrett, its legacy echoes through time. You have this one chance to experience it all. 

Our evening’s pinnacle is at a beautiful estate in picturesque Leiper's Fork. Guests will come together under the stars and candlelight for an intimate acoustic performance by a notable artist you will be excited to hear while noshing on the ultimate in delectable desserts.

Every ticket sold supports saving the irreplaceable places and spaces that the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County serves and protects.

Musical Guest(s): Soon to be announced- past HF performers have included award-winning and legendary artists such as; Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, and Wynona Judd just to name a few. We can’t wait to reveal the artist for this event soon!
Hosts & Hostesses: Ms. Ellen L. Smith (Watson House), Vivian & David Garrett (Laurel Hill)
Guest Chef: Executive Chef Sean Foley with Bistro 360
Mixologist: Bistro 360
$1000 Per Person
Casual Attire