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Date: 8/05/2020

Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro Announces Tasting Tuesdays beginning August 25

Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro in Townsend, Tennessee, is thrilled to announce that the award­-winning Appalachian  Bistro and newly expanded  Full Bar will be open on Tuesday evenings beginning August 25.

"We're taking Tuesdays to a new level. The Tuesday dining experience will be dedicated to showcasing the incredible culinary talents and Appalachian roots of our executive chef Shelley Cooper and spotlight our renowned Appalachian cuisine," said Dancing Bear Lodge owners Sharon and Mark Oldham.

Each Tuesday, chef Shelley Cooper and her culinary team will be offering a carefully curated,  four course prix fixe menu with an optional four course wine pairing by our certified sommelier,  Matt Burk.

"This is an incredible opportunity to trust the chef, trust her palate, be immersed in the wine pairings, and let the team tell you a culinary story. And, we can't wait to share it with everyone," said Burk.

Guests will be presented with two options. The featured  four course tasting menu, or a vegetarian option, is available for $55 per person. The aforementioned wine pairing will be offered at $25 per person.  Reservations are strongly recommended.

"Tasting Tuesday is something I'm really looking forward to," said Cooper. "Having a prix fixe menu for one night allows my team & me to flex a bit more creative muscle and walk our guests through the complex and creative processes behind every plate. It allows us to showcase the flavors and recipes in a very intimate and beautiful experience and interact with guests on a personal level. As a chef, this gives me great joy to bring this experience to our locals, regulars, and our lodge guests."

The Dancing Bear Lodge, a Tripadvisor 2020 Traveler's Choice Award winner, continues to offer multiple options for a socially distant dining experience with its outdoor patio, covered patio with fans and its garden style air-conditioned event room with a romantic decor of real outdoor  plants, bistro lights and spacious, distanced tables. Carryout options are also available.

Tasting Tuesdays
Hours: Tuesdays: 5 pm -9 pm
Reservations are required

Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro
7140 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.
Townsend, TN 37882