lou Nashville just opened its doors! The adorable East Nashville location is an all-day café, brunch spot and all-natural wine bar. We sampled some of their light, California-inspired dishes last week and we are can’t wait to go back.
Chef Mailea Weger is the woman behind the new dining option that features “healthy, contemporary Californian fare and Old-World European style.” Chef Sasha Piligian, formerly of Sqirl in LA, is leading the restaurant’s pasty program.
Brunch at lou includes assorted pastries, comforting sides and more (our favorites are in bold). The standouts include a Crispy Rice & Kale Salad (avocado, pickled cherries, wild mushroom togarashi, nori vinaigrette), Baked Egg Cazuela (chorizo, melted leeks, fermented chili yogurt, potato crust), Roasted Banana Buckwheat Pancakes (honey pepita butter, cinnamon maple, blistered raspberries) and House Chorizo, Potato and Egg Sandwich (guajillo-cocoa chili paste, preserved lemon aioli cotija, lacto-fermented hot sauce).
Dinner options include Burnt Kabocha (pickled cherry, curry, ricotta salata), White Beans (mole broth, sea salt), Chilled Salmon (blackberry molasses vinegar, fermented fresno chilies), Pork Belly with Chinese Five Spice Caramel and Preserved Peaches & Thai Basil Tapioca Pudding.
Their beverages include wellness elixirs, a low-ABV cocktail menu and an all-natural wine list. Get a turmeric, apple, ginger and switchel elixir or a CBD, carrot, cinnamon and ginger tincture. They also have a coffee program that features Canyon Coffee out of LA. lou also has spritzes, aperitifs and digestifs as well as their all-natural wines. The rosé is our favorite!
lou is open for brunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday. They’re located in a renovated white 1930s craftsman house at 1304 McGavock Pike. Visit their website for more here.