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Friday, August 23, 2013

Nashville Food Friday: Silly Goose (#2)

The Silly Goose Restaurant in Nashville Tennessee
Way back when I first started this blog, the first restaurant to get a review was the Silly Goose. Honestly, it was less of a review and more like an enthusiastic endorsement of the place. GO EAT HERE! Now that a fair amount of time has passed, I figured I should give the Silly Goose the respect that it's due. Since the Silly Goose is participating in Restaurant Week, it was a perfect opportunity to revisit one of my favorite places to eat in Nashville.
Cocktail at The Silly Goose Restaurant in Nashville Tennessee
For a cocktail, I ordered Prosecco. Prosecco seems to be my go to cocktail of choice lately. I think it's a perfect drink for a hot August day. Plus: BUBBLES.

Let me take this opportunity to talk about the service at Silly Goose. Everyone that I've dealt with, from chefs to waiters, has been incredibly pleasant and helpful. The gentleman who took care of us did everything with a smile on his face, and that type of service just makes the overall experience better for the guests.
salad at The Silly Goose Restaurant in Nashville Tennessee
Since it was restaurant week, we decided to go with the three course $30 option. I see this as a great opportunity for chefs to put their best foot forward, so why not taste what they are trying to showcase? Our first course was a tomato salad on garlic toast with herbs and balsamic vinegar. It was a nice take on a fresh bruschetta and an all-time summer classic. They really let the tomatoes shine through in this dish. The toast was delicious with just the right crisp-to-soft ratio. Plus, I think the Silly Goose has the market cornered on balsamic vinegar. They have the best stuff, hands down.
Chicken at The Silly Goose Restaurant in Nashville Tennessee
For the main course there were two options, one meat and one vegetarian. I went for the chicken dish, which is on the menu normally as The Hustler (a dish that I get quite frequently). The Hustler contains Greek yogurt-marinated chicken skewers, red lentils, kale and feta. The chicken was super tender and had a slight, almost imperceptible, tang from the yogurt. I love red lentils, and they were my favorite thing about this dish. They were well seasoned, a tad bit spicy, and well cooked so that every little bit was nice and soft.
Dessert at The Silly Goose Restaurant in Nashville Tennessee
The dessert might've been my favorite part of this particular meal! It was a plate of fresh peaches, stewed rhubarb, mascarpone and oats. So simple, but oh so good. This also might've been my first time eating rhubarb, ever. I don't think we had any opportunity to eat it up north. It was sweet, tangy and sour all at the same time. I guess I really like rhubarb! Who knew? Honestly, the mascarpone was my favorite part and it went perfectly with the sweet peaches.

I still love Silly Goose just as much as I did when I first "reviewed" it. If you haven't tried it yet, you're missing out!

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  1. I love the Silly Goose! I loved that I could get a gourmet sandwich for like $10. And you're right--the service is always exceptional. I recommend visiting on a weekday night. They are swamped on the weekend.

    1. Oh totally! We went at like 5:45 on a Tuesday night. I'm terrible with waiting for a table when I'm hungry :)

  2. The desert sounds so good! I love any kind of desert with mascarpone cheese.

    1. I know! If only I knew where to get a good cannoli in this town!

  3. Silly Goose is the best! Now that Keith and I are both living on the west side, Silly Goose is what I miss most about East Nashville. I've never tried the Hustler, but I'll have to do that next time we go there.

  4. I have never been there....pass it all the time...just have yet to make the plunge. I feel like whenever I am on the east side, I eat at the same 5 places....and 9 times out of 10 just end up ordering pizza from Italia. I need to branch out, fo sho!

    1. OY! Italia? Honey- let me know when you are in my neck of the woods and we will go to the goose


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