Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Les Gemmes Last Summer Fling

Les Gemmes Last Summer Fling



Chartered in 1968, Les Gemmes is a national organization for women committed to promoting positive influences within the community, especially youth programs. The Nashville Chapter of Les Gemmes recently hosted their Last Summer Fling and invited me to attend. I know a couple of the members and coordinators of this event so it was certainly my pleasure! There were numerous food vendors (my interest meter immediately went up when I heard this!), art vendors, a live band and great fellowship with existing and new friends. The event was held at the beautiful home of Tennessee Tribune Publisher, Rosetta Miller-Perry.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Les Gemmes program "Lighting The Path For Girls". The Nashville Chapter members sponsor young girls in the Nashville community ages 11-16. The Chapter provides enriching activities, field trips and workshops throughout the year, focusing on Education, The Arts, Technology, Youth & Society and Economics. The goal is to direct these young ladies in their chosen fields of study and encourage success in their future endeavors.









What a beautiful back drop for this event!

Let the dining begin!!!!!!

My 1st stop was to the table featuring Catering Company, Savory Supremacy

This Bruschetta was delicious!

Frying up great Chicken Risotto Fritters on the spot!





The "Summer Splash" is a fantastic drink from Savory Supremacy Catering! Can I have another one, or two, or three....... please and thank you?!?!?!?




My 2nd Stop was to A+ Catering

Dip made with Mesquite smoked ground turkey with queso cheese, peppers and Vidalia onions with tortilla chips made on site




My 3rd stop was to Harper's Restaurant for some good ole' fashioned soul food


Fried Chicken Drumsticks, Mac & Cheese





Yes, please!

My 4th stop was to "Personally Yours" Cake Decorating and Catering

Beautiful custom cakes for weddings, birthdays, etc

Traditional White Cupcake with Buttercream Frosting



How cute is this baby shower cake!

....and this one!


Yellow Cupcake with Carmel icing

5th Stop - One of my absolute Favorite places - The Cupcake Collection!

Do you remember when I participated in the Cupcake Eating Contest at The Cupcake Collection last month? Visit my instagram page to see the pic (circa, July 6th, 2013). This is the flavor that I indulged in for the competition - Sweet Potato!

Red Velvet Cupcake



My 6th Stop of the day was to Flava Thyme Spice Shop and Catering

Pulled Chicken with homemade BBQ Sauce



On to my 7th Stop - Love Cake?

Coconut Cupcake

Lemonade

Chocolate

Strawberry Margarita

Banana Pudding



8th Stop - Seafood Sensation

Fish, Broccoli, Corn on the Cob and potatoes in that famous Seafood Sensation Butter Garlic Sauce


9th Stop - Coleman's Dynamic Products




Coleman's Dynamic Cole Slaw & BBQ chicken with Coleman's Kitchen Cabinet BBQ sauce


10th Stop - Panache' Catering

Chicken Tostada with Refried beans, chicken, lettuce, tomato, salsa and feta cheese


11th Stop - V&C Grill


Curry Chicken


Black Eyed Peas and Rice

Seasoned Rice


Pulled Pork

Mac & Cheese

12th Stop - Stacey's Wines




Now that my belly is completely full, I get to check some great artwork from talented local artists!




What a great Garden Party!


Whew....that was a LOT of good food! It was a pleasure to learn more about Les Gemmes and all the good things they are doing in the community. I hope through this post, you learned more about them too!

--Dr April

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