The winter Scenic City Supper Club will offer a five-course Valentine’s Day dinner in the romantic penthouse of the Loveman’s Building downtown.

Scheduled for Feb. 12, The Plus-One Dinner at Loveman’s is for up to 70 guests. Guests will enjoy a collaborative menu from chef Erik Niel (Easy Bistro & Bar) and guest chef Kevin Nashan (of St. Louis’ Sidney Street Café andThe Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co.). Nashan is a James Beard Award finalist for the best chef in the Midwest. He will be the first guest chef featured during a SCSC event from outside Tennessee.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., guests will enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres, followed by the dinner at 6:30. In addition to Nashan’s and Niel’s creations, the menu will also include a bread and dessert course, a cheese course and a hot tea brew to finish the meal.


Tickets will be $200 per person, including drinks and gratuity. They will go on sale Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. at this link.

There is a wine pairing with each course. Guests are encouraged to dress up for the intimate dinner in the historical venue.

Local establishments will contribute to the menu. The bread and dessert course is offered by Bread & Butter, the cheese course by Sequatchie Cove Creamery and the hot brew tea by Wildflower Tea Shop.

The décor will be provided by Nade Studio, the flowers by Southerly Flower Farm and photography by Our Ampersand Photography.

The original D.B. Loveman’s Building was constructed in 1886. The current building at 800 Market St. was built in 1891 following a devastating fire. Highlighted by ornate columns, luxuriously tiled floors and large rooms, the building was the city’s marquee department store for more than 100 years. Loveman’s closed for business in 1993.

The fall 2016 Scenic City Supper Club highlighted barbecue at the former Wheland Foundry/U.S. Pipe sites. A full recap can be read here.

Others have been held at Everlee Farm, Cloudland Station, The Urban Lawn, Tennessee Stillhouse, Cloudcrest Farm and the Chattanooga Choo-Choo.