Molly was right when she mentioned last week that all I’ve been talking about lately is Nashville so I thought I would stick with the trend! For our sister weekend in Nashville we actually stayed in a cute East Nashville house that I found on Airbnb! It was perfect location – walking distance to 5 points (the trendy part of East Nashville with restaurants and bars) and just a few miles from the Honky Tonks in downtown.
The first night we were in town we went to Lockeland Table for dinner. Lockeland Table is a cute farm to table restaurant that serves everything from wood fire pizza to pasta and even short ribs. Their cocktail list also has quite the variety of options. The restaurant was packed – we were lucky to get one of the last seats available at the pizza bar which was great because we were able to watch the chef make pizza during our meal.
We started dinner out with a couple cocktails. Molly tried the Beehive which is made with blueberry vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, and lavender bitters while I had the Dragonfly which was made with gin, hibiscus tea, and grapefruit juice. Both drinks were pretty good – I did like the Dragonfly slightly more though.
For dinner Molly ordered the LT potato gnocchi and I had the Tanglewood Farms (NC) roasted chicken with pepper jam. The gnocchi had a creamy sauce with peas, pecans, blue cheese, and winter squash. The gnocchi was cooked perfectly and had a unique blend of flavors. Molly really enjoyed it but I definitely preferred my chicken. The roasted chicken was served with a huge serving of grits and honey glazed Brussels sprouts and carrots. The chicken was seasoned really well and the pepper jam added a nice sweetness to the dish. The Brussels sprouts were sooo good and actually my favorite part of the meal!
Of course we had to finish the meal with desert! We tried the Samoa Tart – Samoa’s are our favorite Girl Scout cookie so we figured this dessert was a must try! The tart has a thick layer of coconut mousse with a layer of chocolate ganache all on a bed of shortbread. I thought the presentation was beautiful but I’m just not the biggest fan of mousse. Next time I would definitely go with the cookie skillet!
Overall, we had a really great dinner at Lockeland Table and I would definitely go back! Not only was the food great but I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant – I have a weakness for local restaurants. Hopefully I’ll be back soon!