The Catbird Seat

Nashville, TN

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Cuisine Description

The style of cuisine at The Catbird Seat is ever changing, depending on what inspires Chef Erik Anderson. The appeal of the restaurant lies in the fact that the chefs don't have to adhere to any style, so a menu can run the gauntlet on any given night. 


Wine List Description
The goal is to expose guests to new wine regions, styles and producers. By pairing food with fortified or sparking wines, the program strives to break the typical red or white pairing mentality. “The challenges of a new pairing menu every week starts with the short amount of time I have to choose the wines. Then, not only do the local distributors have to have the product in stock for next day delivery but they also have to have enough of it. I've discovered you need to find a balance each week between adventurous wines and pairings that are sure winners. Finally, you find yourself with excess inventory. One or two bottles of each wine each week start to add up when there is little application for them in the future,” says Binder

Riot-Worthy Dish
Wine Enthusiast editors asked America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2013 "which dish would start a riot if it was taken off the menu?" Their riot-worthy dish is…
"The 7–10 course tasting menu changes often, so there is no signature dish, but the porcini mushroom Oreo that guests receive upon arrival is a savory snack diners would certainly miss."

Perfect Pairing
Jacques Copinet’s NV Brut Rose Champagne, matched with the cobia with oyster and parsley sorbet, fennel and blood orange.


Wine Enthusiast Magazine announced the third annual issue of America's best wine-centric establishments, and to commemorate the list, WE hosted a rooftop party where we honored this year's recipients and toasted the exploding culture of wine and food.

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