The team behind Etch announced today it has named its restaurant planned for 46th Avenue in Sylvan Park.
To be called Truss, the restaurant will open “this summer,” according to a release.
Etch Chef Deb Paquette (pictured), along with business partners Doug Hogrefe and Paul Schramkowski, are teaming on the project.
Local architect Barry Brechak is handling design, with the building in which Truss will operate having been largely demolished and now prepped for a reinvention.
Our Nashville Scene colleague Dana Kopp Franklin has more here.
There is a reason that Etch is packed at 8:30 on Monday nights.
Officials with the SoBro-based restaurant and bar announced today their culinary creation has been selected Nashville’s No. 1 restaurant in Zagat’s America’s Top Restaurants 2014.
Etch captured a near-perfect rating (food: 28, décor: 27, service: 27), according to a release.
Zagat describes the Etch menu as an “array of flavor, texture and olfactory experiences” that are “worth savoring.” The review notes prices “reasonable for the quality” and mentions a helpful staff and entertaining atmosphere with a view of the open kitchen.
A list of “20 Top-Rated Restaurants Across America” was also compiled and ranks Etch favorably with perennial favorites like Le Bernardin in New York City and Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas.
In addition, and earlier this year, Zagat named Nashville one of its “7 Up-and-Coming Food Cities Around the U.S.,” noting “incredible creative talents, accessibility to locally-made products, and an exciting energy surrounding the city.”
Etch is led by partners Doug Hogrefe, Deb Paquette (who serves as chef) and Paul Schramkowski. The restaurant opened in August 2012 in the Encore condominium building.
More than 224,000 diners in 36 major markets voted in Zagat’s annual survey, ranking their picks of the best food, décor and service among 1,478 restaurants.
Deb Paquette, chef at downtown's Etch restaurant, and partners Doug Hogrefe and Paul Schramkowski will next weekend host a dining event that will both benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and serve as the unveiling of the 1,200-square-foot expansion of the eatery in the Encore condo tower.The $100-per-person event is part of Paquette's partnership with the Taste of the NFL and that league's Kick Hunger Challenge. The expansion, a response to strong first-year sales, will add private dining space and grow the restaurant's bakery and storage capacity. Check out more info here.
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