For years Nashville was known for its iconic BBQ joints and while still wildly popular, there is a definitive evolution toward broader cuisines. One of the most popular trends on the culinary landscape is locally-sourced food as diners take a closer look at the origins of their meal. Nashville has seen a number of established and new eateries exploring a farm-to-table approach. Here a few great ones to try in the city:
The Farm House Restaurant
The name says it all at The Farm House Restaurant with a menu brimming with farm-fresh ingredients. Located downtown, this rustic eatery is all about locally-sourced products and relationships with local growers and purveyors. The menu is distinctly Southern-based with classic dished reinvented including Crispy Pig Ears, Smoked Watermelon and TFH Hot Chicken.
Making its home in East Nashville, Lockeland Table was created with a mission to be a community restaurant. Paying homage to its origins as a dry goods store, the restaurant has been refurbished to recreate its vintage beginnings. The menu is also community-driven with a focus on local products and providers to create regional fare such as Mountain Trout, Wedge Oak Farm Chicken Liver Pâté and Joyce Farms 1/2 Chicken.
The 404 Kitchen
Located in The Gulch, The 404 Kitchen is a lively restaurant serving up innovative New American dishes. With an industrial-style decor, The 404 Kitchen creates a modern yet warm atmosphere for diners to enjoy a menu focused on local and seasonal products. The menu is filled with fresh-from-the-farm ingredients for items such as Peach and Tomato Salad, Benton's Ham-Wrapped Trout and Home Place Pastures Pork T-Bone.
When you make Olympus Midtown your home, great farm-to-table restaurants like these, as well as everything else Nashville has to offer, are right on your doorstep. Please contact us to get more details and to schedule a visit.