April 2017


 It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want- oh, you don't quite know what it is you want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so." 

-Mark Twain 

We've all been patiently waiting, having sprung forward a few weeks now for Spring to officially take hold. I'm absolutely ready for some spring fever or spring anything. The daffodils, tulips, red buds, dog woods, cherry and apple blossoms are all in bloom but Mother Nature is giving winter its last little bit of attention. Perhaps this turn of the calendar page will coax spring along. 

April in Paris: Thursday Nights all Month at Margot

Nothing says spring quite like April in Paris. Every Thursday night in April we will celebrate the city of light with a dinner series focused this year on four celebrated food writers. 

April 5 with Waverley Root an American food writer. Root's career spanned 30 years as a news correspondent in Paris for both the Chicago Tribune and the Washington Post. He is probably best known for his books The Food of France, The Food of Italy and Eating in America. Root's writing is an historical chronicle and cultural perspective rather than recipe or personal narrative. So the dishes we will prepare are classics. Potage St. Germaine, venison with currant jelly, pot au feu, matelote of fish, crepes suzette to name a few are what you will find on the menu this evening. 


April 12 British Writer Elizabeth David.

Perhaps best known for her works An Omelet and a Glass of Wine and Is there Nutmeg in the House but also the author of at least two dozen 

other books including French Country Cooking and French Provincial Cooking. Her books are treasures full of so much of what I enjoy- the simple foods of France, inspiration and 

beautiful prose. 


April 19 American ex-pat author Richard Olney.

Olney Moved to France in the 1950's and became an authority on traditional French food and wine. In his first book The French Menu Cookbook his seasonal approach to menus and wine pairings was groundbreaking. His second book Simple French Food made quite an impression on California cuisine and attracted the attention of Alice Waters of Chez Panisse and wine merchant Kermit Lynch. Olney thoroughly embraced the French life and his works reveal its simple pleasures. 


April 26 MFK Fisher.

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher was a prolific writer best known for her translation of the Brillat Savarin's Physiology of Taste and her own How to Cook a Wolf and 

Consider the Oyster just to name of few of her many works. Her father owned & operated a newspaper and she loved to read and wrote poetryas a young girl. Food was an early passion. MFK Fisher traveled and lived extensively in Europe, became friends with Julia Child and James Beard and was considered to be very influential in the food world. 


Les Dames Nashville Presents Tour de Farm: Sunday, April 15

Dame Margot invites you to join The Nashville chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier as it hosts its second annual fundraiser, Tour de Farm 2018. Two events in one, the fundraiser includes a day-long VIP FARM TOUR in Williamson County, which brings guests via the Nash Trash Tours bus out to the fields of four area farms—Delvin Farms; Tavalin Tails; Hatcher Dairy; Noble Springs—for a rare, in-person meet-and-greet with farmers on their own turf. This portion of the event includes lunch, beverages, and transportation. The second event, which directly follows the tour, is a seated, multi-course, FARM-INSPIRED FEAST set inside Michael W. Smith’s Deer Valley Barn, prepared by local chefs including Les Dames member Margot McCormack, chef and owner of Margot Café, chef Hal Holden-Bache of Lockeland Table (co-owned by Dame member Cara Graham), and pastry chefs Rebekah Turshen of City House and Lisa Marie White of Thompson Hotel. The meal will showcase ingredients from area farms, including those on the tour, and will include beverages paired with each course.



A registered 501c3, Les Dames Nashville raises funds for Scholarship and Community Investment. These areas include: Funds for women to further their continuing education in the fields of food, farming, beverage, and hospitality and co-funding summer internships for young women through Opportunity NOW.


Les Dames Nashville is pledging a large percentage of the proceeds of Tour de Farm 2018 towards Nashville’s Opportunity NOW initiative, which is an effort to put 10,000 Nashville youth, ages 14 to 24, into paid internships across the city. This will help address the city’s staggering poverty rate, which at 19% is one of the highest in the nation. The remaining money raised will go towards our other scholarship initiatives. Click here for tickets and more information.


Dining out For Life: Tuesday, April 17

Dine at Margot & Marche and help raise money for a very worthy cause. Over 20,000 diners are expected to dine at more than 80 restaurants throughout Nashville and surrounding counties to raise more than $140,000 to support the work of Nashville CARES. Restaurants participate in Dining Out For Life by donating a generous percentage of proceeds from the day’s meals to Nashville CARES. Dining Out For Life is the first dine-out fundraiser of its kind and has raised millions for HIV/AIDS service organizations across North America. Margot & Marche will be donating 50% of sales to Nashville Cares. 


New Menu Items at Marche

April brings back some favorites like the Marche Bahn Mi, Tuscan Chicken Salad, Egg Salad Sandwich, Breakfast Fried Rice, Vegetable Curry and so much more. Come join us for breakfast, brunch or lunch! You'll be so happy that you did.. 









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