Attention all Nashville foodies: there have been several announcements concerning new restaurant openings over the past few weeks. The big headliner that everyone seems to be talking about is The Catbird Seat, the Goldberg Brother’s latest project, located above their extremely popular Patterson House. While The Patterson House is known for its speakeasy vibe and fantastic cocktails, The Catbird Seat will predominately be a restaurant. They will have two chefs in the kitchen: Patterson House veteran Josh Habiger as well as Erik Anderson, a James Beard Award nominee who is coming to Nashville from the restaurant Sea Change in Minneapolis, MN.
In addition to Patterson House and The Catbird Seat, the brothers also own Strategic Hospitality LLC which owns Paradise Park on Lower Broadway and the events space Aerial. The Catbird Seat will be an intimate 30-seat landing in the second floor of the Patterson House space at 1711 Division Street. Diners will sit at a U-shaped chef’s bar, where the two chefs will prepare seven-course menus tailored for each guest.Both chef’s Habiger and Anderson are extremely accomplished and have worked in some of the best restaurants in the world. Click here to check out the official press release and the article written by Nashville Scene or here to check out the official Catbird Seat website.
Another exciting restaurant coming to Nashville is Mirko Pasta. They are opening up their first Tennessee location at 1520 Demonbreun Street, right beside Tin Roof. They will be renovating 3,000 square feet for the portion of the restaurant. An opening date is targeted for September, according to Randy Fann of Spectracorp of Tennessee. There are currently eight Mirko Pasta locations in Georgia, where two more are scheduled to open this summer according their office. The restaurant is scheduled to open in mid-September. Pasta Incorporated, a Tennessee Corporation, plans to open at least six Mirko Pasta restaurants in Middle Tennessee, according to its president Missy Johnson. Visit their main website here to look at delicious and very affordable menu options (source) (picture 1)(picture 2).