Info: (901) 746-9948 • Tix: (901) 751-7500 • 1922 Exeter Rd. Suite 18, Germantown, TN 38138

IRIS Orchestra Celebrates the Culinary Arts

With this concert, we celebrate the range, diversity and distinction of the contemporary chefs of Memphis. Like IRIS Orchestra, the chefs of Memphis honor our heritage of Southern food and are always trying to push the creative envelope. Our chefs are fiercely proud of their local ingredients, but their accolades are national and international. In conjunction with this concert, IRIS will challenge the top chefs of Memphis to create a four-dish tasting menu inspired by the evening’s program.


Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen – 712 West Brookhaven Circle – 901-347-3569

Andy and Michael started talking about opening a restaurant in 1994. They both come from big Italian families in the city of Memphis, and all family celebrations revolved around food. On October 31, 2008 Andrew Michael Italian kitchen opened its doors to the public for the first time. The life-long friends had realized their dream after years of study, hard work and preparation. Andy and Michael had successfully built a place where people could come enjoy healthy food and an intimate environment just as you would find in Italy. Download Menu

Erling Jensen Restaurant – 1044 South Yates Road – 901-763-3700

Crisp white tablecloths, French doors with frosted glass, and walls peppered with art lend the restaurant an air of sophistication. Danish-born, classically trained chef Erling Jensen has a flair for the extravagant. Offerings change seasonally and there’s a bar menu for those looking for a more affordable (but still elevated) snack. Save room for desserts. Erling Jensen has, perhaps, the best wine list in town with a number of fine wines poured by the glass and a massive selection by the bottle. Service is informed and gracious. Download Menu

Paulette’s Restaurant – 50 Harbor Town Square – 901-260-3300

Paulette’s is known as Memphis’ most charming and attractive restaurant with an unparalleled ambiance and the most appealing river setting. It blends beautifully into the scenic, much acclaimed, planned community of Harbor Town. It’s accessible by way of oak tree lined North Parkway, which continues past the Pyramid and over the Willis Bridge spanning the Wolf River Inlet. Download Menu

Restaurant Iris – 2146 Monroe Avenue – 901-590-2828

Experience Restaurant Iris, where Chef Kelly English uses his endless creativity to present you with a dining experience unlike any other. English was born and raised in Southern Louisiana and trained with The Culinary Institute of America and award-winning Chef John Besh. Restaurant Iris specializes in French-Creole cuisine featuring local and seasonal ingredients. English infuses his endless creativity and passion for food into each dish. Download Menu

River Oaks Restaurant – 5871 Poplar Avenue – 901-683-9305

River Oaks is a modern French-American bistro where the traditions of French cuisine meet the flavors of the American market with a menu reflecting the changing seasons and a focus on the simplicity of fine ingredients. Led by Master Chef José Gutierrez, their team takes pride in preparing delicious food, providing impeccable service and creating a dining experience for each guest that is one of enjoyment, comfort and satisfaction. Download Menu

All Part of Restaurant Week