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Brunch with Mr. Poe

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October 19

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


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The Hermitage
4580 Rachel's Lane
Nashville, TN 37076



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“I never sat down to a more plentiful or a nicer breakfast. I wish you could have seen the eggs — and the great dishes of meat. I ate the first hearty breakfast I have eaten since I left our little home.”

 – Edgar Allan Poe to his mother-in-law, 1844


Join Edgar Allan Poe for a hearty brunch and spooky tales by the fireside! One of the Jacksonian Era’s premiere writers, Mr. Poe will offer dramatic readings of his works and stories of his life while you enjoy a family-style buffet in our historic Cabin-by-the-Spring. Come RAVENous because our menu is to DIE for!

  • “Raven” Birds nest egg basket – Crispy hash browns, fresh eggs, Tennessee cheddar cheese and house bacon
  • “House of Usher” Scrambled eggs
  • “The Black Cat’s Favorite” – Blueberry sausage
  • “Mellonta Tauta MELLONTA TAUTA” – Fresh-sliced melons
  • “The Spirits of the Dead” – Pickled deviled eggs
  • “Fairy Land” – Mini pancake bites with white chocolate and maple syrup drizzle
  • ”Tell Tale Hearts” Chicken and vegetable kabobs
  • “Mesmeric Revelation” Homemade biscuit station
    • Fried chicken tender biscuits
    • Root beer glazed ham on cinnamon raisin biscuit
    • Served with “Chocolate Blood Gravy” and housemade jams and jellies
  • “The Pit and the Pendulum Cocktail” Fruit tea (non-alcoholic)
  • “Poe Me a Cup” Coffee service

Brunch cocktails will be available for purchase.

Following the performance, guests can enjoy a personal meet-and-greet with Mr. Poe. Buffet opens at 11 a.m., am and the performance begins at 11:45 a.m. Present your event receipt at the ticket office for a $4 discount off general admission to Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage that day.