Fearless Foodie:

Culinary Arts on Market Square Apr. 12--very cool

It's all part of the Market Square Art Fair Apr. 12-14, but they've really pulled out all the stops for a "Culinary Arts Experience," to remember. Low country shrimp and grits from Creamery Park Grille? Chile dusted pork cracklin's? A Mondavi winemaker to educate your tongue? It's all in there somewhere, and careful readers of the following schedule will note some of the tastings are free--and all are reasonably priced!

To whit:

CULINARY ARTS SCHEDULE
Presented by: Publix
Sponsored by: ORNL Federal Credit Union, Robert Mondavi Winery, Avanti Savoia, Cherokee Distributing, and Great American Country TV        
       
Enjoy tastings of Robert Mondavi wines and Cherokee Distributing brews paired with seasonal culinary fare created by some of Knoxville's local chefs. Be inspired and educated under a canopy of trees in a relaxing, intimate outdoor kitchen setting in downtown Knoxville. Located on Union Avenue between Market and Gay Street. 

Admission is $10 a person for select wine tastings and beer pairings. Tickets may be purchased in advance at dogwoodarts.com or at the show.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12
11:00 - 11:45 - Chef Joseph Lowery & Chef Karen Crumley of Avanti Savoia
French Bread, Unsalted Butter, Fresh Radishes, Fleur de Sel Salt
Roasted/Marinated Red Pepper
Saffron Pasta with Roasted/Marinated Red Pepper
Paired with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
$10 a person 

12:30 - 1:15- Lisa King and Elizabeth King of GAC's Farm Kings
Easy Zucchini Bake 
Tomato Basil Pies
Lisa's Summer Time "Melody" 
Paired with Robert Mondavi Winery Fume Blanc
Free

2:00 - 2:45 - Robert Mondavi Wine Tasting
Fume' Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Pinot Noir
$10 a person 

SATURDAY, APRIL 13
12:00 - 12:45 - Chef Jeff Lowery & Chef Karen Crumley of Avanti Savoia
Pasta Puttanesca
Paired with Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon
Free

1:30 - 2:15 - Chef Deron Little of Seasons Café
Quick Seared Chicken in Double Cream Brie glaze with Raspberry Chutney 
Paired with Robert Mondavi Winery Chardonnay  
Free

3:00 - 3:45 - Chef Jeff Lowery & Chef Karen Crumley of Avanti Savoia 
Pasta Puttanesca
Paired with Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon
Free

4:30 - 5:15 - Chef Drew McDonald of The Plaid Apron  
Twice Cooked NY Strip
Spring Vegetables, Mushroom Puree
Dark Chocolate and Balsamic
Paired with Blackstone Brewery
$10 a person 

6:00 - 6:45 - Chef Chris Moore of Knoxville Convention Center
Slow Smoked, Braised Berkshire Pork Belly topped with a Crispy Jicama Slaw and Ancho Chile Dusted Pork Cracklin's drizzled with Chipotle Sauce 
Paired with Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir
Free

7:30 - 8:15 - Robert Mondavi Wine Tasting with Rich Arnold, Winemaker
Fume' Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Pinot Noir
$10 a person 

SUNDAY, APRIL 14
1:00 - 1:45 - Chef Joseph Lowery & Chef Karen Crumley of Avanti Savoia
Pasta Puttanesca
Paired with Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon
Free

2:30 - 3:15 - Robert Mondavi Wine Tasting with Rich Arnold, Winemaker
Fume' Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Pinot Noir
$10 a person 

4:00 - 4:45 - Chef Matt Patin of the Creamery Park Grille
Poached Pear with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Smoky Mountain Corn Chowder
LowCountry Shrimp and Grits
Paired with Samuel Adams Brewery
$10 a person 

Appliances provided by: Quinn Appliance & Viking    
Outdoor Kitchen provided by: ACME Block & Brick 

Rich Arnold, Winemaker for Robert Mondavi
Rich Arnold heads the production of the Robert Mondavi Winery white wines which includes Chardonnay, Fume Blanc, and Moscato d'Oro.  As a member of the winemaking team for more than 30 years, Rich has been extensively involved in both wine production and research.
Rich graduated from the University of California, Davis, with both a Bachelor of Science degree in fermentation science and Master's degree in food science with a sensory science specialty.  Prior to joining Robert Mondavi Winery in 1974, he worked at the University of California, Davis, and was later part of a sensory group, headed by UCD Professor Ann Noble, that developed the original Wine Aroma Wheel.  His scientific background and extensive winemaking experience provide the expertise 

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Rose Kennedy covers the Knoxville foodie scene with small discoveries, new openings, rumors, and tastings.