Tuesday, January 22, 2013

M. Restaurant - A Welcomed New Addition to Cummins Station

M. Restaurant - A Welcomed New Addition to Cummins Station

During the recent Christmas holidays I thoroughly enjoyed myself at M. Restaurant & Bar in Cummins Station (Nashville, TN). Not only is the food AMAZING, but the atmosphere and decor is relaxing and inviting. The open kitchen gives you a first hand view of the culinary styling of Executive Chefs Toby Willis and Kevin Powell. 

M. Restaurant & Bar is owned by the same owners of popular Mack & Kate's in Franklin, TN and Macke's in Green Hills.

Manager James Gorza has had a great career in the restaurant industry and is a joy to talk to about M. Restaurant & Bar, which has been around for only a couple of months now. He says the staff at M. Restaurant wants the patrons to have a "fine dining experience without a pretentious, stuffy environment". I think they convey that vision well because that is exactly what I experienced the afternoon I visited.

M. Restaurant & Bar - the latest restaurant addition to Cummins Station

I did mention that the decor is great right?!?!?!?

I loved that they were in the holiday spirit!

Need a drink, anyone???
All wines by the glass and bottle are a combination of well recognized and smaller producers.

Such a great Menu

The menu is absolutely awesome!

Tuscan Kale Salad - Fresh Black Kale, Golden Raisins, Candied Pecans, Granny Smith Apples, Gorgonzola, Apple Cider Vinaigrette

The Gorgonzola was intensely full of flavor!

The candid pecans and raisins are a tasty compliment as well........

Seared Herb Crusted Salmon - Sauteed Spinach, Roma Tomato, Saffron Aioli

This Salmon was PERFECT! A moist interior coupled with the flaky, pan-seared exterior was an awesome combination of textures seasoned to perfection!

Seared Scallops - Local Apple Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Bacon Hash, Pomegranate Champagne Shallot Emulsion

Yes, these scallops really tasted as great as they look! Check out the pan-seared seasoning...Mmmmmm

The Apple Roasted Brussels Sprouts were a flavorful addition to this dish!

Seafood Gumbo - Shrimp Gumbo with Louisiana crawfish, pulled chicken, okra and popcorn rice - AWESOME!

Whoa Nelly, check out that SHRIMP!!!!!!

Of course a meal this great can't be complete without dessert, right?!

Coconut Cake - Coconut milk and condensed milk with Raspberry Coulis

Remember how I said that I love being able to see the great Chef's at work in the open kitchen? Take a look at this!

Speaking of the great executive Chef's of M. Restaurant....here they are below:

Chef Kevin Powell(left) and Chef Toby Willis(right) - architects of great cuisine at M. Restaurant & Bar

The staff at M. Restaurant & Bar would love to have you come by and check them out soon. Their Hours are Tuesday-Friday 11am-2pm for lunch and 5pm-10pm Tuesday-Saturday for dinner. They are closed for lunch on Saturday and offer a Sunday Brunch from 10:30am to 7pm.

I hope you can tell from the pics that I really enjoyed myself at M. Restaurant & Bar!

You can find them online @ www.mrestaurantandbar.com

Or in person at:
209 Tenth Ave. South SUITE 223  
Cummins Station 

--Dr. April

Don't forget to check out my main website @ www.DinnerWithNerds.com

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