Even just 10 years ago, cutting-edge dining in the U.S. could only be found in the big cities and big markets: New York (the supreme destination for compelling cooking), San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles, with perhaps Seattle not far behind.
But today that’s all changed. These days, some of the hippest restaurants in America are to be found in markets and cities once considered “fly-over country” to coastal residents.
Places like Houston and Atlanta, for example, have risen swiftly as fine dining destinations. But the city that tops nearly everyone’s list is Nashville, where a rise in culinary awareness, a gastronomic awakening, and a new influx of celebrity residents has made the country music capital of the world the top food cities in the country.
We couldn’t have been more thrilled to learn that Fattoria dei Barbi is being served at City House, arguably the hippest of the hip in Nashville’s bustling and growing food and wine scene. To read the restaurant’s wine list, you’d think that you were in the newest restaurant to open its doors in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with lots of progressive option.
But you can also tell that its author is well versed in the classics as well and Barbi is one of them.
Image via the City House Facebook.