The evening at the table could have been a dream. It was truly profound to see kin create such beauty with deep gratitude and thoughtfulness for themselves and their guests. Invest in this evening; it is something of a spiritual experience.
Jessica and Stephen
I feel creative when I eat your meals. Everything is so well intended and artful, it opens up the windows for me. It's like turning off the television, putting on some music, and pouring something to drink. There is a change of pace that allows for getting to different wavelengths....and then there's that bourbon ice cream.
You made it seem as if you were cooking for one -- me. I tasted love.
A meal in your care is so much more than the food...the entire experience ends up being what really sticks. The intoxicating welcome, the wafting aromas, the care in preparation, the otherworldly decor, the art-like presentation and the spellbinding stories leave you completely stuffed to the gills and merrily drunk on the joy of life.
Was it a dream?
You are truly an artist in the kitchen...The world must know and taste this food! (or at least Nashville, for now..) Thank you for serving us so beautifully.
I love it when someone gives me something I had never even thought to make as a food...the goat cheese mousse knocked my underwear off! The attention to detail was ridiculous, down to the blankets on all the girl chairs. The decor and tone was over the top yet somehow still inviting... fancy in a rustic sort of way that kept the mood warm, not stuffy. I loved the teamwork of your family. Most of all, your heart was in, above, below, around the whole evening and that was, quite simply, a gift.
Truly, the evening was magical.
Evie and her team did a great job at the Billy Reid Summer Classic event. I thought the food and cocktails were very inspired and well crafted.
A friendly Summer Classic attendee
“Dinner party,” however, doesn’t do justice to an event that begins with at least a solid hour of Joshua’s artisan cocktails and ends several hours later with candlelit conversation. Everything from music and decorations, to dishes and the handcrafted table itself, is taken care of by the Coates family.
A nice little shout-out from Bearings Guide
Thank you again for one of the most amazing dinners in my life. The food, the ambiance and the conversation were memorable for a lifetime.
It was definitely one of the most memorable dinners we've ever had.
We wanted our friends to be spoiled and you did that. You spoiled them, and us. Thank you.
I woke up this morning asking myself, did that really happen??? As cliche as it might sound, I really thought only those events happen in dreams. It was 100% Twelve At The Table. You all created an evening of heaven that I will NEVER forget.