live fire at Nicky's: A guest chef series

Nicky's is thrilled to present 'Live Fire', an event series that invites guest chefs to take over the restaurant for one night each this Fall. As tribute to our coal fired oven, Enrico, the only coal burning, open-flame oven in Tennessee, Executive Chef Tony Galzin has invited chefs from across the region with experience cooking on an open flame. Each guest chef will create a menu of featured dishes, along with specialty pizzas cooked inside the restaurant's four-and-a-half-ton oven. The events will take take place on August 22nd, October 17th and November 14th from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Reservations are encouraged and walk ins are welcome.


Wednesday, August 22nd

Take Over by The Gray Canary - Memphis, Tennessee

The series will kick off on August 22nd with 2018 James Beard Foundation semifinalist chef duo Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, from The Gray Canary in Memphis. The duo is known for their unique preparations of Italian-inspired small plates cooked over a large hearth.

Wednesday, October 17th

Take Over by Público - St. Louis, Missouri

Multiple James Beard Foundation semifinalist Chef Mike Randolph from Público in St. Louis will take over Nicky's on October 17th. Público is a Latin-inspired, wood-fire cantina, offering traditional and contemporary preparations of Central and South American cuisine.

Wednesday, November 14th

Take Over by Saint Leo - Oxford, Mississippi

The team from Saint Leo, a 2017 James Beard Foundation Best New Restaurant semifinalist, will take over Nicky’s on November 14th. Owner Emily Blount and her team are known for simple, wood-fired Italian cuisine and original scratch recipes.

-------------------------------------------------------PRIVATE EVENTS at NICKY's

Whether it's for an intimate birthday celebration with five of your closest friends or your entire wedding guest list, or maybe you want to do something extra special for your staff at this year's holiday party - Nicky's has custom options for hosting your special event.


Nicky's can accommodate large group dinners for parties of eight (8) and up or reserve a section of the restaurant for groups of 10 or more.

To book your evening with us, call us at 615-678-4289 or provide us with information HERE.


Family Style Menu

$35 per person, minimum 8 guests


Sample menu


NCF house made charcuterie

Artisanal cheese selections from The Bloomy Rind


Green Salad

Market Vegetables


Squash & Root Veg

w/ fregola sarda & citrus



House Made Pasta

Ricotta Pansotti

w/ brown butter, sage, grana padano & egg yolk



w/ lobster, chiles, tomato, organo & agrumato


Polenta Gnocchi

w/ beef shank sugo & ricotta salata



Red Pizza

Basil, olive oil, fresh mozzarella


NCF Fennel sausage, rapini, fermented chili sauce and mozzarella


White Pizza

Roasted mushrooms, ricotta, vincotto & pecorino


Cider poached pears, gorgonzola dolce cremificato, pecans



Chef’s selection of Gelato & Sorbetto


Optional Beverage- $15 per person

2 hour open bar to include:

House red, white, & sparkling wines

Call us at 615-678-4289 to book or email us.

Thank you for considering Nicky’s for your event. We look forward to having you!


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