Our Nashville trip was a whirlwind of cowboy boots, beers, 38 degree heat, and all the country music performances you could ever want. Between squeezing in must-visit items on our to-do list, and shuttling back and forth to the Nissan stadium on a daily basis (oh, and day drinking), we didn’t have much time to spend having sit down meals. So, on our last day in Nashville, we celebrated our trip with a fantastic last meal at Husk, recommended to us by our helpful Lyft driver the night before.
Husk is located in an incredibly charming Southern-style mansion, just a few blocks away from the heart of Downtown Nashville. Our hostess led us through the different levels of the restaurant to our seat on the patio, which was apparently an unpopular choice for most patrons, but us Canadians chose to embrace the humid temps to dine outside.
We were a bit pressed for time before our last concert, so our party of four ordered a bunch of share plates and apps, which was a great decision since we got to sample a variety of food items. Husk is one of those restaurants where the menu changes daily, and the chef only uses locally sourced products, so everything was super fresh.
- The beet salad with goat cheese, basil, and strawberries was out of this world – so fresh and flavourful, and the perfect salad to eat on a hot summer night.
- OYSTERS. We can never pass up the chance to eat oysters, and these were beyond fantastic. Our server suggested we eat them like we would drink a tequila shot – use the salted rim first, then down the shot of oyster. So good.
- We also ordered beef tartar with peas, charcuterie board (complete with Southern biscuits), and shrimp and grits. For dessert, a peach pie with Chantilly cream.
- The service was spot-on – everyone we encountered was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and efficient.
After four days of drinking beer and eating fried food (seriously did not eat one vegetable the whole time), dining at Husk was a breath of fresh air, and a nice little reprieve from the busy Honky Tonks. Definitely recommend giving this place a try if you’re looking for a delicious and classy dining experience!
xo, late & lovely