This summer’s blockbuster is Chefs Backstage at Sinema, an unrehearsed dinner series, returning after last year’s successful first run. A cast of talented chefs from Nashville will join Sinema’s Kyle Patterson for this lively dinner series: Bryan Lee Weaver, Butcher & Bee; Trey Cioccia, The Farm House and Black Rabbit; and Bethany Halliger, Goo Goo Cluster.

Each dinner will be loosely based on movies, as the chefs partner to plan a fun, interactive meal that’s bound to be unexpected. The atmosphere is inspired by “Family Meal,” when restaurant teams get to sit down and fellowship together. For Chefs Backstage, the chefs will create family-style meals, allowing the guests to break bread together in a behind-the-scenes setting. Guests will get a glimpse of “backstage” during this intimate dinner set at the long table in Sinema’s private dining room.

Expect playful pairings, casual dishes plated with grandeur, and chefs breaking away from their usual roles. Each dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by a coursed dinner at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $115 per person, which includes cocktail hour, dinner with pairings, tax & gratuity. Due to the intimate, convivial nature of this event, tickets are limited. More information, tickets, and the menus (coming soon), can be found on the event website.


July 26 – Chef Bryan Lee Weaver, Butcher & Bee
An Italian feast inspired by the film Big Night.

August 30 – Chef Trey Cioccia, The Farm House & Black Rabbit
Going West with John Wayne

September – we take an intermission
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October 25 – Chef Bethany Halliger, Goo Goo Cluster
Horror meet campy in a Halloween feast