When we are really hungry, this menu always hits the spot
On a Friday when we were particularly ravenous and run down after a week filled with pressing deadlines and lots of late nights, we headed to Adele’s with big plans to throw diets to the wind and fuel our bodies and spirits with a truly savory afternoon meal. Friday’s is the only weekday that Adele’s is open, so we waited until later in the lunch hour window and headed out with our appetites in check. Their covered and enclosed patio is always a favorite place to hang when we aren’t just grabbing a stool at the corner of the bar or in front of the open cooking area. We got a big table and started sampling everything that sounded good from the menu, which changes with the season. Everything we tried was delicious and there was plenty of end-of-meal boxing to go after our feast as the portions are generous. Here are several of the things that we sampled and highly recommend that you try when stopping in for lunch or dinner at this Jonathan Waxman founded mainstay.
Meatballs with Polenta
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
Smoked Trout Dip with Potato Chips
Frisee Salad with Cashew Vinaigrette
JW Chicken with Salsa Verde, JW Potatoes
Crispy Trout with Seasonal Greens
Chef’s Choice Pizza
Brussels Sprouts with Ponzu
Crispy Shrimp with Basil
Gnocchi with Turnip Puree and Squash
Fresh Bread Board with Flavored Spreads and Butters
Chef Bron Lindsey came out to visit, which is always a treat. As Executive Chef, he’s the reason we’re assured all of the items are fresh, locally sourced/mostly organic and full of flavor. On our pizza, he added a bit of afternoon heat (perfect with their house rosé wine) with roasted jalapeno peppers and spicy Spanish ham. He and his team are always experimenting and adding new dishes based on what’s available from local farmers. One place where you can sample as much as we did (and more) is their Sunday brunch buffet, which at only $28 per person truly is the best gourmet meal value we’ve found for Nashville weekends. In addition to all of these dishes, there is always an array of breakfast items and house-made pastries, granola and desserts. It’s like being able to take a bite of everything from the menu as well as trying the latest vegetable and salad creations. They also bring out these spreads for special occasions, parties and holidays.
HOLIDAY PROBLEMS, SOLVED
The hard-working team at Adele’s knows that today’s demands don’t always allow for putting on the traditional Thanksgiving celebration at home. That is why they are open for the holiday with big plans on wowing guests with ‘all the pies’, carving stations, chef-curated sides and an abundance of farm-to-table choices.
Their sister restaurants are joining in on hosting for the day, offering even more options. At 404 Kitchen, Chef Matt Bolus is throwing a lively Big Green Egg grill and Bourbon Thanksgiving celebration perfect for families who like a good time as much as delicious food. A few blocks over, Pemrose will be serving a dramatic buffet filled with all of the top traditional Southern dishes favored for the holiday. All three restaurants are accepting reservations now.