Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Taqueria del Sol Nashville

Taqueria del Sol - Nashville

I was recently invited to a private Chef Tasting at Taqueria del Sol, a fabulous casual dining restaurant combining Mexican, southern, and southwestern flavors into unique cuisine. Chef Eddie Hernandez was in town from Atlanta to cook up a special menu featuring New Mexico Hatch Chiles!

Taqueria Del Sol Nashville is located in the 12 South neighborhood and has both lunch and dinner hours

Taqueria del Sol features a full bar with a wide variety of tequila, liquor and bottled beer selections. Innovative margaritas, such as the West Side (Herradura Reposado, Patron Citronge) and a "Build-Your-Own Margarita" option are just some of the great drink choices.

Winter Radishes and Peach Slaw - This slaw was fun for my palette because the fresh radishes and peach slaw had a little "kick" to it!

The Chile Relleno is a Mexican dish that consists of a stuffed, roasted, fresh poblano pepper, sometimes substituted with non-traditional Hatch chile, Anaheim, pasilla or even jalapeƱo chili pepper.

This Hatch Chile is a New Mexico Green Chile stuffed with cheese and breaded with a Panco crust. This cheese is great and its mildness balanced out the spiciness of the Hatch Chile

Hot Chicken Taco - Of course this location has to have a dish with a nod to Nashville's Hot Chicken  culture!!

Spinach with Green Chiles - great flavor!

Rice with Green Chiles - Loved It!

Mashed potatoes with Green Chiles - It doesn't look fancy, but boy is it tasty!

3 Cheese Enchilada with the 3 sides shown above. This tortilla and cheese sauce offers excellent flavor!

Chef Eddie Hernandez - Talk about an interesting guy! Not only is he a great Chef, but he was once the Mayor of a town in Mexico! He was also in a band in Texas, but decided to give up the rock star lifestyle for a culinary career. He learned to cook from his grandmother who owned several restaurants in Mexico. Talk about cool!

What a pleasure it is to meet Chef Eddie and talk with him about his interesting career!

2317 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204

--Dr. April

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