Homestead Manor is bringing everything local under one roof for the second year as the Craftmasters Series returns on Thursday, April 6 from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., benefitting High Hopes Development Center. Each installment of the much-anticipated series pairs the restaurant’s chefs with a local distillery, brewery or vineyard to create craft product-inspired menus for the purpose of supporting local organizations.
The first of its kind for 2017, the April event will feature quality spirits from H. Clark Distillery, in addition to a three-course, chef-curated meal and intimate performances from singer/songwriters, all taking place in the ca. 1819 property’s renovated barn that serves as a unique event space.
A. Marshall Family Foods Marketing Director, Rachel Layton, said Craftmasters is unique in its use of hyperlocal resources — from many of the dinner’s ingredients which are sourced from Homestead Manor’s on-site farm, to the partnership with H. Clark, located less than a mile from the property — to benefit organizations who impact the same community in which the event is held.
“We are thrilled to host Craftmasters again,” Layton said. “Not only is it a fun night of incredible food, drinks and live music, it’s an opportunity to give back directly to our community, which is one of the pillars of our company’s mission.”
High Hopes Development Center was established in 1984 by five Middle Tennessee families who recognized their children’s needs were not being met in local preschools. Today, the Williamson County-based nonprofit organization works to provide education and therapy to children and young people with special needs.
While the complete menu for the evening has not yet been revealed, hints of H. Clark’s famous Tennessee Dry Gin, Tennessee Bourbon and new Tennessee Black and Tan will be infused in entrées that will also feature vegetables grown on the farm of Homestead Manor.
Throughout the meal, the area’s best singer/songwriters will share the real stories behind their songs. Artists performing include Matt Marinchick, Taylor Dukes, Tessa Victoria and “American Idol” and “The Voice” alum, Priscilla Barker.
Tickets to Craftmasters are $75 per person or $560 per table. Each ticket includes dinner and two complimentary drink tickets. Spaces are limited, as the event is highly sought after — even in just its second year. Tickets can be purchased at www.homesteadmanor.com
The 2016 series raised over $1,000 for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Williamson County (CASA). For more information on Homestead Manor and Craftmasters, visit www.homesteadmanor.com.