Deacon’s New South Debuts New Menu for TPAC’s A Bronx Tale

Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) and Deacon’s New South are teaming up to celebrate the Nashville debut of Broadway’s hit musical, A Bronx Tale, with a special limited-time tasting menu and drinks inspired by the show.

The three-course tasting menu, offered for $50 per person, is available now through the close of A Bronx Tale on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Deacon’s New South, 401 Church Street.

The menu, created by Deacon’s Executive Chef Chad Starling, includes a Burrata and Prosciutto Salad, the choice of Chicken Manicotti with parmesan bechamel or Butcher Room Bolognese with cavatappi, Aleppo chile, fennel, herbed bread crumb parmesan, and Bronx Blackout Cake.

“The process of menu development was re-watching the movie and listening to the Original Broadway Cast recording of the musical to get a feel for the style of food, while showcasing the ingredients and high level of service we are known for,” says Starling. “For example, in the prosciutto and burrata dish we use a local prosciutto called Tennshootoe from the Hammery in Murfreesboro, and the burrata is made in house specifically for this menu.”

The menu also includes specialty drinks, courtesy of bartenders Scott Beebe and Abbie Doctor, inspired by cocktails with historical relevance to New York City and the musical.

Beebe has put a twist on The Bronx Cocktale, which includes Broker’s Gin, Carpano Antica, Dokin Blanc, and fresh orange juice, and Lorenzo’s Martini, which includes Old Dominick Vodka and Dolin Blanc. For the New York Sour, created by Abbie Doctor, the drink has a beautiful wisp of red from a float of wine, perfect for Valentine’s Day, with Buffalo Trace bourbon, simple syrup, and egg white floated with Homestead Cabernet.

In addition to the tasting menu and cocktails, the restaurant also will provide the food consumed on stage by the character JoJo The Whale in A Bronx Tale each night of the engagement in Nashville – which includes a slice of pizza, a breadstick, and a sub sandwich.

About A Bronx Tale:

Based on the one-man show that inspired the now-classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Featuring an original doo-wop score, this is a tale about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

A Bronx Tale evolved from the one-man Off-Broadway play, “A Bronx Tale,” written and performed by Chazz Palminteri in 1989. During the original Off Broadway and subsequent Los Angeles engagements, Robert De Niro came to see the show, and brought the story and star Palminteri to the screen in 1993, making his film directorial debut in the process. Following the success of the film, Palminteri performed the one-man show “A Bronx Tale” on Broadway in the 2007-2008 Season.

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