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2/21/18 Trip to Nashville/Franklin, TN

rlcole4346 | Feb 28, 201801:18 PM    

We had a very good meal at the Wild Ginger in Franklin. We were down for some Vanderbilt procedures, and tried to make the trip fun (and were successful). I'll admit I found the Wild Ginger menu a bit daunting at first. Just so many options, and I'm not that familiar with the terminology. We decided to start with The Mexican--avocado, cucumber, jalapeno, tuna, and yellow tail. Really, really good, very fresh tasting and quite filling. Next we ordered the Bombay Calamari and the Singapore Crispy Grouper, with Quinoa. The Calamari sounded intriguing, seasoned with tumeric, and a mango chili sauce. It did not work as well for us. Good but not as unique as I had hoped. The Grouper was excellent. The veggies served with it were as good as the Grouper.

The next night we listed to music and then checked out the Black Rabbit in downtown Nashville. It didn’t work out as well as we had hoped. However, I want to go back before saying much about it. Their menu is very interesting. And, they often have music.

We had hoped to finish up the next day in time for lunch before we headed home. A Vanderbilt nurse recommended Mocking Bird. We googled the menu and agreed. The server recommended a sandwich with bourbon cured jalapeno, pastrami, white cheddar, and beer mustard. I hesitated as I think of NY and NJ as the taste I want in pastrami. I decided to try it as they age their own meats, and make their own bread. Really, really good. MC ordered Le Saigon--chicken liver mousse banh mi, bacon, jalapeno, daikon and other sauces. We both preferred the pastrami. The Le Saigon seemed to offer very little chicken liver mousse, not enough to cover the bread. Still, the whole experience was well worth it. We finished up with excellent coffee, and for me, an Old Fashioned for dessert (MC was driving (-:

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