If you like to cook, you know Le Creuset; if you don’t care about cooking, you still probably recognize their super-popular candy-colored cookware.
The nearly century-old French company’s enamel-coated cast iron pans, pots and Dutch ovens are famously strong, sturdy and consistent, so it’s understandable that they can get costly. If you head to Brentwood to grab a simple 14-piece Le Creuset cookware set, you’re looking at around two grand, retail.
Happy fall tidings for Nashvillians who’ve had their hearts set on a kitchen full of bright, beautiful, heirloom-quality kitchen tools but haven’t quite had the budget: Le Creuset has a “Factory to Table” event planned with discounted cookware, dishware and accessories, and it’s happening right here in Nashville.
When: Thursday to Sunday, September 28 to October 1, 2017
Where: Music City Center, 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, Exhibit Hall A1
What: all kinds of Le Creuset offerings, from stainless steel pans to cast iron and stoneware pots and dishes, all discounted up to 70 percent off retail.
The tricky part: The selection they’ll have in Nashville will obviously be first-come first-served, and if you want the earliest access, you’ll need to get a ticket.
Thursday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. is a VIP shopping event; tickets for that run $25, and include drinks, snacks, demos, giveaways and more.
On Friday, you can gain entry in two-hour shopping blocks from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a $10 ticket.
Saturday’s first session (9 to 11 a.m.) also comes with a $10 ticket, but the rest of the day, up until 7 p.m., is free, as is Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (You’ll just need to pre-register for those free later sessions.)
If you can’t make it until the weekend sessions, the Le Creuset folks say you shouldn’t be heartbroken — they’ll be restocking each morning, so you’ll still have a chance to snag good kitchen stuff.
An important note about the ticket sales: All of the proceeds are going to The Nashville Food Project and The Second Harvest Food Bank, so by shopping to stock your kitchen, you’ll be contributing to organizations that help hungry Nashvillians, too.
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