Nine-year-old Nashville restaurant Tayst will be closing at the end of the year, owner and executive chef Jeremy Barlow announced on Monday.
New Year’s Eve dinner on Dec. 31 will be the last meal served by the restaurant, which has been a Nashville favorite for almost a decade. The restaurant, which opened in 2004, had a playful American theme and included wine pairings for its unique and fun dishes. In 2008, the restaurant became Nashville’s first Certified Green Restaurant, thrusting Barlow into becoming Nashville’s environmentally sustainable chef, choosing to support local famers, running the restaurant with minimal energy, water and waste, and volunteering with local initiatives to restore an environmentally responsible food system.
Just last year, Barlow opened his second environmentally friendly eatery, Sloco, in the 12South Neighborhood. Sloco is a restaurant that functions by serving locally grown, sustainable food at affordable prices – and quickly. With Sloco growing in popularity and becoming a Nashville favorite, Barlow has decided to close the doors at Tayst to give his time to Sloco, and also leave more room for personal time with his young family.
Tayst’s final quarter will be full of special menu’s and special dinners; a vegan wine dinner, a spoof dinner, and a grand New Year’s Eve finale dinner. For a list of all upcoming events and menus, visit the Tayst website here.