Looking for something special to surprise your significant other with this Valentine's Day? How about a true experience, a little outside the chocolate box (see what I did there)? Nothing is wrong with a stellar box of sweets, but why not go the extra mile with the romance this year by booking a special Valentine's Day dinner, hidden away at a beautiful place outside the city limits? A place that shares a little piece of culinary history.
Enter Hachland Hill.
Hachland Hill is a venue/event space/inn in Joelton, Tennessee that offers a unique location for weddings, retreats, and other special occasions. They also operate as a "dining inn" and restaurant by appointment. Manager and Executive Chef Carter Hach is carrying on the legacy of his grandmother, Phila Hach, who opened Hachland Hill half a century ago.
Phila Hach hosted the very first cooking show, one that began back in 1950 - before the days of Julia Childs. She wrote seventeen cookbooks, including the first for Cracker Barrel, and even catered the United Nations on their visit to Nashville in 1976. Phila's grandson Carter grew up cooking with her, then went to New York to do an intensive bread and pastry study. Carter returned after Phila's passing in 2015 to pick up where she left off and carry on her legacy.
Her grandson recounts Phila's love for baking well, "Her loyalty to the kitchen was steadfast and unmatched, baking her beloved sugar biscuits every day, her water rolls twice a day, and for 52 years, baking four pies a day, coming in at around 76,000 pies for a lifetime total." Talk about a lifetime of culinary passion.
This year for Valentine's Day, Hachland Hill is hosting a Valentine's Day dinner with a special table d’hôte menu designed by Carter and a post-dinner performance by local Nashville artist Emma Hern. The performance will take place in a cozy, firelit room, with quilts for sitting. (Chairs will be provided for those unable to sit on the quilts.) The evening is set to begin at 6:30pm.
See the menu for the special Valentine's Day dinner below.
Call 615-876-1500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation before all of the spots fill up. The dinner is $50 per person (remember, it's BYOB) and the spots will book quickly.