What You'll Get
Today's deal gives eco-friendly epicureans all the gourmet delights of eating organic, classic cuisine without having to spend an entire afternoon in the kitchen reading cookbooks and The Wind in the Willows. For $25, you get $50 worth of organic fare and drinks at Miel Restaurant, the Sylvan Park eatery that relies on a bevy of local ingredients, cares about its carbon footprint, and won Best Brunch for 2009 in Nashville Scene. Miel is open for dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, and for Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Miel is famous for its brunch menu of crepes ($12), as well as its house-smoked bacon and sausage from local hog farmers. Dinner patrons are loyal to the bouillabaisse ($27), slow-roasted organic free-range chicken ($24), and grilled flat-iron steak in an olive demi-glace ($29). Pair your selection off with one of the restaurant's many sparkling, red, white, and dessert wines.
Chef Jimmy Phillips crafts every dish to touch all five senses, using local organic farm and artisanal products for almost everything on the table. Enjoy your culinary adventure in Miel's spacious, high-ceiling 1940s ambience and patio seating. Many of the vegetables comes from Miel's Farm, just a 10-minute balloon ride up the Cumberland River, and the restaurant's compost returns to fertilize next year's crops via medieval catapults. The restaurant also uses only stainless-steel pots, filters its water, and uses recyclable packaging for takeout containers.
Along with its other glowing press, Nashville Scene picked Miel's brunch as this year's Best Brunch. Gayot gives Miel high marks as well; Yelpers give Miel 4.5 stars, and 75% of Urbanspooners like it.:
- An alternate title for this category could be Best Place for a Culinary Campout, because I'd like to reserve the same table at Miel for Saturday dinner and Sunday brunch and just spend the night. – Carrington Fox, Nashville Scene
- The foie gras comes seared with a salty crust that shines when taken with a bite of intensely sweet preserved cherry tomatoes and onions. Other dishes are more straightforward but no less exciting, such as the flat-iron steak, which is as tender as you’d ever want a cut of beef to be. – Gayot
Before They Were Five
The best food manages to touch all five of the human senses, ensuring an unforgettable, full-body experience. Although the premier chefs of today can cook full-sensory meals, it was much more difficult 50 years ago, before President Eisenhower narrowed down the human senses to a more concise list of five. If you were a chef back then, here are just a few of the additional senses you’d want to trigger:
- Sense of feeling sad after misplacing a neighbor’s baby
- Sense of marzipan
- Sense of needing to wash hair
- Sense of fear relating to promise of 3-D technology
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 14, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Reservation required. No cash back. Tax & gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.