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$50  + Tax & Tip
6:00 PM
Sylvan Park


6-Course Inventive American Dinner Event

In Irish mythology, the hawthorn tree (‘hathorne’ here) is thought to bring good luck to the owner and prosperity to the land where it stands. As a symbol, it is certainly doing its job at Chef John Stephenson’s new restaurant in Sylvan Park. Located in a renovated former fellowship hall, Hathorne is the first established that Stephenson has owned, after 27 years cooking at places like The Corner Market and Fido. His culinary mantra is ‘new American,’ featuring ingredients and recipes gathered from his travels throughout the South. Chef Stephenson is especially interested in vegetables, from roasted golden beets to heirloom carrots to wilted chard, all so fresh they practically get up off the plate and walk away. (No worries for meat lovers, however, with succulent dishes like spicy lamb, beef & pork meatballs and fried chicken à la schnitzel on the menu). We will be taking over the restaurant for this event, and Chef Stephenson will be in and out of the kitchen, letting you know what it’s like to finally have a home all his own.

About the Hosts:

John Stephenson

Chef & Owner

John Stephenson started his restaurant career in 1991 at the Nashville mainstay, Amerigo. He is best known for running the kitchen at Fido for 12 years and developing the menu at The Family Wash before opening Hathorne in December 2018.

Joey Molteni

Executive Chef

A Nashville native, Chef Joey Molteni cut his teeth at Deacon’s New South, Dino’s and Little Octopus before accepting the Executive Chef position at Hathorne in December 2018.

The Lineup

All savory courses will be served family-style. Dessert will be portioned individually.

  1. Warm Napa Cabbage

    with onion, carrot, blue cheese, and burnt bread

  2. Spring Bean "Amandine"

    with hazelnut, brown butter powder, and charred lemon

  3. Seared Pork Belly

    with red cabbage and beer puree, favas, and celery jus

  4. Grilled Acorn Squash

    with leek, fennel, fried almonds, kasseri, and ash

  5. Spatchcocked Hen

    with melted vidalia, apricot, and smoked asparagus

  6. Rhubarb Torrejas

    with lemon curd, black lemon, and sorghum


4708 Charlotte Avenue

Nashville, TN 37209

Event FAQs

Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please bring your ID as well as cash if you plan on purchasing beverages.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to attend?
Yes. ID is required and you must be 21+ to attend.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for first-time emergency requests, we allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests must be emailed to us prior to the event and the guest ticket surcharge of $25 must be paid prior to the event. Guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $70 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event we will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies. Just make sure to update your dietary restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are so we can give the chef a heads up.

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