Lisa Donovan and the Buttermilk Road Team
Lisa Donovan conceived of Buttermilk Road Sunday Suppers as a way to bring people from all over Nashville to a small, intimate family dinner once a month in random locations all over our city. Over the span of the last three years, we’ve popped up at Barista Parlor, Catbird Seat, Arnold’s, Crema Coffee, The404Kitchen and private homes throughout our city. We’ve had guest chefs in the form of friends, family, James Beard award winning actual chefs, models, writers, film producers, musicians and songwriters. Making food with people we love for people we love in a city we love took off and we felt like the luckiest people around.
Over time, Lisa has been busy as the pastry chef in some of the finest kitchens in the South, to include City House, Margot Café and Bar and Husk. Her deep commitment to her pastry and writing career has caused both starts and stops in the frequency of the Sunday Suppers and over time, Buttermilk Road has evolved as a way for her and her team to share Lisa’s writing, recipes, baking classes, special Sunday Supper events and as a way to feature the Bakeshop at Buttermilk Road, their online bakery.
Lisa has been featured in publications such as Food and Wine, Garden and Gun, Southern Living. Lisa has also consulted and written recipes for Sean Brock’s NYT bestselling book Heritage, Jennifer Justus’ Nashville Eats, Timothy Davis’ Hot Chicken Cookbook and Ronni Lundy’s upcoming book about Appalachian foodways.