A Taste Bud Tour of The World: Knoxville

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Last night was the conclusion of Holly’s popular Taste Bud Tour of the World dinner series. Over the course of 2015, Holly along with sous chef Anna Bogle presented guests 5 course dinners inspired by cities around the globe that they love. From exotic places like Kyoto, Japan, Bologna, Italy, and Munich, Germany it was fitting that the last dinner be in celebration of her hometown, Knoxville. From the start with an amuse of celery and pimento cheese on cracker, locals knew the flavors would be both familiar, and uniquely Holly. Here’s a glimpse of the evening. And if you missed out on 2015’s trips, keep an eye out in 2016. The best place to find information is Holly’s Gourmet’s Market’s Facebook or Instagram!

The menu for the evening at Holly's Gourmet's Market Taste Bud Tour of the World: Knoxville

The menu for the evening at Holly’s Gourmet’s Market Taste Bud Tour of the World: Knoxville

An amuse bouche of celery and pimento cheese at Holly's Gourmet's Market Taste Bud Tour of the World: Knoxville

An amuse bouche of celery and pimento cheese at Holly’s Gourmet’s Market Taste Bud Tour of the World: Knoxville

Butternut Squash Soup with Cumin and Curry was perfect on this chilly December evening at Holly's Gourmet's Market Taste Bud Tour of the World: Knoxville

Butternut Squash Soup with Cumin and Curry was perfect on this chilly December evening at Holly’s Gourmet’s Market Taste Bud Tour of the World: Knoxville

"Kilt" Salad from Holly's Youth. If you grew up in East Tennessee, you probably had a spring salad with green onions, bacon, and crackling bacon grease to "kill" the greens. This was the elevated version at Holly's Gourmet's Market Taste Bud Tour of the World: Knoxville

“Kilt” Salad from Holly’s Youth. If you grew up in East Tennessee, you probably had a spring salad with green onions, bacon, and crackling bacon grease to “kill” the greens. This was the elevated version at Holly’s Gourmet’s Market Taste Bud Tour of the World: Knoxville

 

Pork Loin on a bed of Brussels Sprout Slaw and Roasted Root Vegetables

Pork Loin on a bed of Brussels Sprout Slaw and Roasted Root Vegetables

Brined and Fried Chicken on a fluffy waffle, Potato puree, and delicious honey at Holly's Gourmet's Market Taste Bud Tour of the World: Knoxville

Brined and Fried Chicken on a fluffy waffle, Potato puree, and delicious honey at Holly’s Gourmet’s Market Taste Bud Tour of the World: Knoxville

 

Magpie's Bakery Chocolate Pie topped the evening off at Holly's Gourmet's Market Taste Bud Tour of the World: Knoxville

Magpie’s Bakery Chocolate Pie topped the evening off at Holly’s Gourmet’s Market Taste Bud Tour of the World: Knoxville

Holly and Catering Manager Lisa McCoig relishing the evening!

Holly and Catering Manager Lisa McCoig relishing the evening!

Some of Holly's ever-growing Wine selections at Holly's Gourmet's Market Taste Bud Tour of the World: Knoxville

Some of Holly’s ever-growing Wine selections at Holly’s Gourmet’s Market Taste Bud Tour of the World: Knoxville