The next Scenic City Supper Club will be held at one of Chattanooga’s most scenic outdoor locations.

The Lula Lake Summer Social will be Aug. 20 at the scenic Lula Lake overlook. Guests will enjoy a four-course meal in the style of a gourmet summer picnic.

Guest chef David Bancroft from Acre Restaurant in Auburn, Alabama, will join chef Erik Niel (Easy Bistro & Bar, Main Street Meats) and others to create the meal.

Tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. Admission is $165 per person, including drinks. A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to the Lula Lake Land Trust.


Only 150 seats are available. Click here for ticket information.

At 6:30 p.m., welcome drinks from Raven Humphrey, bartender at St. John’s Restaurant, will start. At 7:30, the collaborative dinner will be served with the help of chef Randall Gresham Jr. (Easy Bistro & Bar), chef Billy Sparks (Café 7), Kent Davis (Julie Darling Donuts) and Humphrey.

Niel and Bancroft will lead the dinner. Bancroft is “known for showcasing sustainable, local ingredients in a unique Southern style.” He was also a James Beard Foundation semifinalist for Best Chef in the South 2016 and 2017.

Chef David Bancroft will be featured during the next SCSC event. (Photo: Contributed)

The dinner will be styled by Elizabeth Greever of Fox & Fern. Photography will be provided by Jaime Smialek of Our Ampersand Photography.

Scenic City Supper Club is sponsored by Annie Hanks Ceramics, San Pellegrino, Cathead Vodka, Hoff & Pepper and Blackberry Farm Brewery.

Springer Mountain Farms and Solid Rock Live are the first “gold supper club” partners for the event.

Recently, Garden & Gun highlighted the SCSC in an article called “Southern Supper Club Revival.”

The most recent SCSC event was an alleyway block party on Cherry Street. The event featured chef Adam Evans. Click here for photos and a recap of the event.

Formed by Easy Bistro owners Erik and Amanda Niel, SCSC seeks to support collaboration among local chefs, mixologists and artisans while highlighting Chattanooga as a food destination.

Others SCSC events have been held at Loveman’s Building, Everlee Farm, Cloudland Station, The Urban Lawn, Tennessee Stillhouse, Cloudcrest Farm and the Chattanooga Choo-Choo.

The Lula Lake Land Trust, established in 1994, “seeks to protect and preserve the natural beauty and abundant resources within the Rock Creek watershed for the benefit of present and future generations by fostering education, research and conservation stewardship of the land.”