A close friend decided to have an intimate wedding ceremony and reception locally in Nashville and I had the privilege of attending. It was a quaint home ceremony, perfect for them. Following the nuptials, we car pooled to Etch which is located next door to the Bridgestone arena.
I was already excited to see a friend seal her love with her soulmate but, to try a new restaurant as well is a clear bonus 😁.
We as a party of 12 are escorted to a private room where our server greets us. The menu was paid for in advance with a minimum the happy couple had to meet but we could eat and drink to our hearts desire. The true bliss in that moment for me was nothing less than. Euphoria. (I haven't eaten all day after all.)
I started off with the Steak Carcappio as well as the Octopus and Shrimp bruschetta.
As you can see the Steak Carcappio is razor thin with an excellent uniform sear and tender fat throughout, melting as if it were butter to the touch but, seasoned to perfection.
It may be a little difficult to see the octopus or shrimp on the bruschetta since there was or arugula on the plate then a Panera Bread salad. Don't get me wrong it was delicious and also well seasoned however being diced in to one inch pieces and minimal quantity it left you wants more, in the frustrating way.
From this I decided to take a risk, I order the Sichuan Fried Chicken for dinner. I know, I know, why would you order fried chicken from a fine dining restaurant not known for the sort...
Because they made it sound delicious! Spiced Chicken Leg with a tahini hoisin sauce. Sound right up my alley.
As you can see, yet another beautiful presentation. However unlike the rest of the food so far, the seasoning of the skin in comparison to the meat itself was lackluster at best.
Seasoning to the bone is something I have seen many a restaurant struggle with especially in Nashville and I hope so adjustments will be made on that end.
Not pictured, but definitely in need of mention is the Grilled Pork Chop. The great thing about having a husband is they let you try there food and honestly, I was jealous after tasting it. It was bursting with flavor, moist and perfect all the way around. I'm ready to put my cough on just thinking about it!
Pork Chop is word of the day at Etch for me and the everyone should have it as well as the appetizers.
I appreciated the experience overall and look forward to trying more of the menu in the near future.