Obama’s First Lunch…New Menus…& New Review On Citysearch

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Wish I could have been there today for the first lunch to be served to our new President! Molasses sweet potatoes… sour cherry chutney … apple cinnamon sponge cake-sounds like something that we might be doing @ Macke’s-which the apple sponge cake reminds me of one of my new desserts starting this Thursday the 22nd when we introduce our new Winter Dinner & Dessert menus-a spiced apple crumb cake with a cinnamon gelato drizzled with a warm sweet tea caramel-I dare to say mine sounds better 🙂 Will have the menu posted later this week, hopefully with some pics also! Other new items include pan-seared jumbo scallops with an abita root beer glaze, toasted pecan rice pilau, & candied beets or our version of “pork & beans”-grilled pork chop with a warm benton’s bacon-sage gravy over a navy bean stew with braised local greens & oven-dried roma tomatoes.

I’ll also tell you this week about this month’s cooking class @ Macke’s (1/27)(think it is booked but call Jill @ 292-3838 to inquire about this or to be put on the list for future classes. This month is “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Fish…But Were Afraid To Ask” and future topics will include stocking the southern pantry and making your own dog food & treats…wow..gonna get off subject for a min..just know went to citysearch to get the restaurant phone # and saw that I had new review posted tonight-here it is (and thanks to the guest that posted it if they happen to see this):

Terrific Food & Elegant, Unpretentious Atmosphere  01/20/2009 Posted by wje

This place would be a welcome addition to the restaurant scene anywhere. I was taken here by an old friend and was blown away by the food. I played it safe and ordered filet mignon, which was aged and perfectly prepared (rare). My companions had filleted trout and … dang, I can’t remember what else… but it was all terrific. I especially remember one of my buddies’ crisp, deep-fried collard greens… sort of like potato chips but perfectly captured the essence of greens… an original preparation and very tasty. Very nice glass of Merlot from the best short wine list I have seen outside of San Francisco. Nashville’s food scene has come a long way in the last 15 years, and Macke’s is truly outstanding.

Pros: Very good food that would satisfy even the most sophisticated visitor; quiet, understated atmosphere.

Ok..back to what I was saying-besides the cooking class I want to tell you about something else new @ Macke’s-dining on our loggia with a lighter menu “15 Under $15” which gives you the opportunity to join us even more frequently! Oh, I’ll also have to tell you what we have planned for Valentine’s weekend!

Until Tomorrow…

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~ by elevatedsouthern on 2009/01/21.

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