Mustache Takes Manhattan: Chef Tyler Brown to Cook at City Grit

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City Grit is "culinary salon" that is the brainchild of Sarah Simmons, who was recently named one of America’s Greatest New Cooks by FOOD + WINE Magazine. Simmons puts together food and culture events to share her Southern sensibilities with the hard-core yankees of New York through meals that she cooks and guest chefs who visit the old SoHo school house that she has converted into a cozy restaurant space. Think of it as the James Beard House with hominy instead of polenta.

In the couple years that it has been open, City Grit has earned great acclaim and chefs have traveled all from all over to cook in the kitchen, including Nashville's own Tyler Brown of the Capitol Grille at the Hermitage Hotel. Tomorrow night, January 16 Tyler will be cooking a special menu he has devised to feature Middle Tennessee products including the vegetables he tends at Glen Leven Farm and the beef that the Hermitage raises at Double H Farms.

While I don't expect anyone to hop a plane tomorrow to join in the fun, we can all at least revel in the menu and hope that maybe he'll offer a local reprise sometime soon!

1st course
Baked Capers Inlet Clams
preserved citrus, kale, herb cream, sourdough

2nd course
Tennessee Jubilee Grits
sunchoke, country ham, mustard greens

3rd course
Double H Farms striploin,
celery root, smoked hen of the woods, walnut, wood sorrel

4th course
Cornmeal Cannele
Granny Smith Apples, Belle Meade Bourbon, Vanilla

Show `em what a Southern boy can do, Tyler!

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