Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson
Featured Restaurant: 5th and Taylor
I’ll always remember the first time that we ate at 5th and Taylor…we were relatively new to Nashville and didn’t know much about the Germantown area but we had a list of places that we wanted to try. Peter and I ate there for dinner and I remember thinking how good it was…especially the sausage biscuits (a MUST HAVE if you eat there).
Since my first time, I have been there for many other occasions, the last occasion being a girls night out! You can enjoy 5th and Taylor for any occasion and this time of year the patio is open, which makes for such a pleasant dining experience outside as well.The space is warm and inviting with unique and interesting art throughout. My most favorite thing about the decor at 5th and Taylor is the candlelight. It makes you feel as if you are in your own home having an intimate dinner with those closest to you. They have the best fiddle leaf fig trees too!
During our recent visit, Chef Daniel prepared several amazing dishes for us. Of course we had to start with the sausage cheddar biscuits and as I said, these are a MUST. I can promise you, try these one time and you will crave them every time.
After devouring the sausage cheddar biscuits, we enjoyed two different salads. The first salad was an octopus salad with an avocado vinaigrette. The Spanish octopus was served frisse, avocado, lemon supremes, and crispy sunchoke. Think fresh, light, and delicious! We really enjoyed this salad!
Next up…a beet salad! I’m not a huge fan of beets but I’ve got to tell you, if I’m ever to eat beets, it will be this particular salad. The beets are roasted and served with avocado, orange supreme, caramelized onions, olive oil, and micro greens. Before the beets are strategically placed on the dish, they are tossed in a herb and citrus vinaigrette. This salad takes beets to a whole new level!
Now onto the main dishes that we tried. The first dish was wild caught halibut which was panseared until crispy and lightly browned. It was served with braised watercress and spinach with a calabrain chili. It was light airy and satisfying. The flavors were delicious!
The second main course that we tried as the Venison. At first I was timid to try this as I had only eaten venison a time or two before but it looked so delicious so it was hard for me to resist. I’m so glad I tried it! The venison is free range from New Zealand and it was served atop of caramelized leeks, maitake mushrooms and hen of woods mushrooms. It was finished with a black trumpet demi glaze and a huckleberry gastrique. In other words…it was delicious and the various flavors made for a perfect combination. Oh…and I can’t forget, we were served some of the most delicious mashed potatoes I have ever eaten…also a MUST to any main course that you may order!
This is only a tiny peek into the variety of dishes that Chef Daniel and his team create! I highly recommend that you put 5th and Taylor on our list of restaurants to try. You won’t be disappointed! Make sure you call ahead and make a reservation!
And while you are there, plan to go to the Back Corner if you are looking to take your night from dinner to dancing! The Back Corner is a really fun spot off the beaten path!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!