Start 2010 Well-Fed With Nashville Originals Restaurant Week

It’s time to take a pencil to those fresh 2010 calendars, because January 11 marks the start of Nashville’s 2010 Restaurant Week. Chapter Three of Restaurant Week in Nashville runs through January 17, and the idea is always the same – Prix fixe meals at many of our beloved Nashville Originals restaurants. At $20.09 or $30.09 meal price points, it goes without saying that Restaurant Week is a foodie’s delight. It’s also a great opportunity for the more hesitant diner to test the waters in unfamiliar territory, and for your Nashvillest editors to play dress-up and pretend like we actually have money to blow on fancy food. But our favorite part about Restaurant Week is that there’s no waking up at 6am to fight for discount gift certificates!

Some of the fine-print details are still forthcoming, but we’ll continue updating this post when the information is released, so stay tuned. While you’re waiting, check out 2009’s Restaurant Week details here, just to get an idea of what you’re in for.

Past Restaurant Weeks have introduced us to Tayst and Yellow Porch. Have you made new discoveries during Restaurant Week? Let us know in the comments!

Restaurant Week menus & details as available from Nashville Originals below the jump.

The Acorn Restaurant
Three-course dinner, $30.10 (closed January 15-17). Reservations required.

Choice of first course:
Pork Grillions and Grits
Mac & Cheese

Choice of second course:
Crispy Duck Confit, Sarlot Potatoes and Stewed Raisins
Sauteed Striped Bass with Stewed Black Eyed Peas, Roasted Hominy and Ham Hock Jus

Choice of third course:
Farmhouse Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache
Winter Citrus Tart with Shortbread Crust and Soft Whipped Cream

Three-course dinner, $20.10

Changing daily specials will include appetizer and entrée for $30.10

Three-course dinner, $20.10
Wine flight with each course, $10.05

Choice of first course:
Pan Seared Crawfish Cake with Spicy Cajun Remoulade
Warm Spinach Salad with Mushrooms, Parmesan Cheese, Hard Boiled Egg and Bacon Vinaigrette
Puff Pastry-Wrapped Baked Brie with Windy Acres Mixed Berry Preserves and Cinnamon Lavosh Crackers

Choice of second course:
Blackened Mahi Mahi over Creamy Cheddar Grits, Wilted Spinach and Tasso Cream Sauce
Grilled Pork Tenderloin over Cinnamon Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Buttered Asparagus and Bourbon Cider Glaze
Wild Mushroom and Potato Gnocchi with Truffled Cream Sauce an Arugula Salad

Third course:
Warm Chocolate and Walnut Bread Pudding with Vanilla Glaze

Three-course dinner, $20.10

Choice of first course:
‘Potato Salad’ Three Ways
Grilled Calamari Santiago Toast
Chickpea Soup with Smoked Bacon & Herbs

Choice of second course:
Pork Belly with Black Eye Pea, Pickled Fennel & Fava Salsa
Pan Roasted Hen with Oat Pilaf & Kale
Pumpkin & Root Vegetable Fideos with Saffron Carrot Sauce

Choice of third course:
Fig Jelly Donuts with Eggnog Anglaise
Abuelita Pots de Creme with Graham Cracker Tuille
Cana de Cabra with Guava & French Toast Point

$10 Carafe of Sangria all night with reservation

Cross Corner Bar & Grill

F. Scott’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar

Two daily specials (most feature local and organic produce) and two specialty coffee drinks for $20.10

Flyte Fine Dining & World Cuisine

Germantown Cafe
Three-course dinner, $20.10

Jimmy Kelly’s
Four-course dinner, $20.10

Midtown Cafe
Three-course tasting dinner, $30.10

Breakfast, lunch and dinner “two-fer” specials, $20.10

Pineapple Room at Cheekwood
Lunch for two, $20.10 (includes admission)

Three-course dinner, $20.10

Choice of first course:
Tofu & Brown Rice Fritters
Three Taste Fish w/ Tamarind Red Curry
Pork Shu Mai w/ Water Chestnuts

Choice of second course:
Peking Duck Wonton Ravioli w/ Scallion Ginger Broth
Spicy Basil & Sirloin Kra Pao w/ Gailain & Garlic
Indian Curried Cauliflower & Chickpea Stew w/ Coconut Milk

Choice of third course:
Cardamom Spiced Cake
Coconut Rice Pudding
Chocolate Fondue w/ Ginger Cognac

Provence Breads & Cafe
(Downtown, Green Hills, Hillsboro Village locations)
Two sandwiches, two sides, two 12-oz canned sodas, drip coffee or brewed iced tea, $20.10

The Standard at the Smith House
Three-course dinner, $30.10. Must ask for Restaurant Week special.

Choice of first course:
House chopped salad with honey parmesan
Cup of lump crab bisque

Choice of second course:
“The Standard” grilled steak with chimichurri, broccolini, creamy mashed potatoes
“Bacon-wrapped Bacon,” a center-cut pork loin that has been smoked and cured, wrapped with Benton’s bacon and served with speckled butter bean and sweet corn succotash

Third course:
Tennessee cheesecake with Jack Daniels whiskey sauce and pecans

Call 615-254-1277 for reservations

Sunset Grill
Three-course tasting, $20.10

Choice of appetizer:
House smoked salmon over a jalapeno Johnny cake with orange salsa & lime sour cream
Lamb meatballs with putanesca sauce, mint yogurt & EVOO

Choice of entree:
Slow braised short rib with olive oil poached red potatoes, roasted root vegetables & red wine jus
Grilled mahi mahi with black-eye pea confit, seared spinach & Tabasco aioli

Choice of dessert from menu

Wine specials starting at $20.10 per bottle

Suzy Wong’s House of Yum
Three-course dinner, $20.10

Choice of first course:

Asian Shrimp Cocktail w/ Edamame & Pickled Ginger
Green Beans w/ Zesty Ginger Dressing
Coconut Lemongrass Tom Kha Soup

Choice of second course:
Peanut Sauce ‘Spaghetti’ w/ Vegetables & Tofu
Green Curry Coconut Steamed Mussels
Sesame Chicken Katsu w/ Asian Slaw

Choice of third course:
Cranberry Cobbler Wontons
Thai Tea Crème Brule
Temoura Brownie Bites

tayst Restaurant & Wine Bar
Three-course appetizer “taysting,” $20.10

Liver and Onions, bacon jam, hot water, radish
Glazed lamb Ribs, Turnips
Meatloaf, sweet potato cake, spicy cranberry glaze

Also available for $20.10: Leese-Fitch Merlot 2007, Napa

Tin Angel
Three-course dinner, $20.10. Reservations required.

First course
Chef designed appetizer sampler, a plateful of flavor, color and texture

Choice of second course
Oceanic Pasta – Shrimp, scallops and mussels with fresh papardelle in champagne tarragon cream sauce
Coq au Vin – In the classic way
French-cut Pork Chop – Pesto risotto with leeks & cauliflower

Third course
A tasting of dessert treats, sure to include something creamy, something chocolatey, something fruity

Wild Iris
Two-course dinner (choice of either starter or dessert and one entree), $20.10

Mediterranean Plate
Artisinal Cheese Plate
Masa Fried Calamari
Steamed Mussels
Antipasti Platter
Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Agnolotti Pasta
Cajun Spiced Pan Seared Salmon
Pan Seared Jumbo Shrimp
Whole Wheat Penne Pasta
Almond Crusted Rainbow Trout
Fresh Lobster Salad
Blue & Yellow Corn Tortilla Crusted Tilapia

The Yellow Porch
Two-course dinner (choice of an appetizer, salad or dessert and one entree), $20.10

Appetizers & Salads
Cheddar Fritters
Caesar Salad
Cherry Salad
Desserts change frequently

Paella – Fresh Fish and Shellfish Simmered in a Rich, Spicy Broth with Saffron Rice, Onions, Peppers and Tomatoes

Blackened Shrimp – Creole Falls Mill Grits Custard, Sauteed Spinach, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis and a Caraway Spiced Napa Cabbage Salad

Curry Dusted Salmon – Ginger Scallion Jasmine Rice, Broccolini, a Shiitake and Crab Chai Broth, Cilantro Lime Sour Cream and Lentil Crackers

Coq au Vin – Roasted and Pinot Noir Braised Half Chicken with Root Vegetables and Benton’s Bacon, served with Parsley Mashed Potatoes, Broccolini and Braising Jus

Sweet Tea Brined Pork Chop – Sweet Potato and Benton’s Bacon Pancakes, Benne Beans, Apple Chutney, Sage Brown Butter and Balsamic Vinegar