July 18, 2012 § Leave a comment
To wrap up a whirlwind trip in Nashville, we finished with a tasting menu at… Tayst. I love Chef Jeremy Barlow’s commitment to sustainability and he outlines his philosophy in his “Chefs Can Save the World” (which has been sitting on my coffee table for weeks but now I am definitely going to dig in). After an eye-opening discussion in Aspen about the importance of using local farms with safe growing techniques, I am trying to become much more conscientious about my food choices and interested in learning where it comes from. The menu is designed to offer you different “taysts” in a meal progression.
The atmosphere itself is pretty clean and minimalist inside and you can definitely taste the love and care that goes into the food at Tayst. We were surprised with each of the five courses which is one of my favorite ways to eat.
I think my favorite dish had to be… the ham! Well I don’t know about you, but I’m surprised. As I mentioned, I’m never one to really go for ham (I can’t help but think of schoolkids’ warm, smushed ham sandwiches in a brown paper bag in a locker… nauseating) so I’m glad that I was forced to give it a try.