Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler At City Tap
City Tap House, one of Sobro's newest establishments, has been calling Music City home since late 2017. Located on 3rd Avenue South, City Tap House has over 60 craft beers sourced from local and regional breweries and focuses on serving gourmet American pub fare. It's ideal for those wanting to grab a beer flight and bite before a show at Ascend or even those locals who are playing tour guide to their out of town friends. There is certainly something for everyone.
City Tap House kicked off a series of upcoming events this past weekend as they hosted their first Mardi Gras brunch. From the brass band music, free flowing hurricanes, beignets and Cajun blood marys, I felt like I was back on Bourbon Street.
So let's get down to the delicious details, shall we?
First things first, let's talk French Toast. Typically, when I am brunching with friends, I avoid sweet dishes and they send me into an immediate sugar coma. However, there are always exceptions to the rule. As our server described the French Toast for the weekend, my mouth was watering. I may or may not have stopped listening after he said bourbon and cinnamon. Sold!
Featured above is the French Toast served with Bourbon Cinnamon Cream, Caramelized Peach Compete and topped with Candied Almonds. Seriously, would you have passed this up?
Cutting into the dish, I was surprised at how light and fluffy the toast was. No knife necessary. As I grabbed bits of the peach compote and bourbon cinnamon cream, I was preparing myself for sweetness overload, but was shocked by how mild it was. So much so, I even drizzled some syrup on top.
I would say this is a can't miss dish at City Tap House, however the French toast changes weekly. Fear not, the chef will be creating flavor profiles that are both unique and pleasing to your palate.
Tip: Compliment this dish by ordering a more savory brunch entree and share with your friends!
Following a bit of our own advice, we decided to check out a couple of savory dishes as well. In the spirit of all things 'Nawlins, City Tap House featured Crawfish Benedict, but since I'm mildly allergic to crawfish, I sadly had to pass on that dish and order the next closest thing, Crab Benedict.
Without a doubt, I love a good eggs benny. Featured below is the Crab Benedict served with jumbo lump crab, roasted tomato, fontina, poached eggs, old bay hollandiase, served atop sourdough bread and served with a side of breakfast potatoes.
Rather than serving this on two English muffins, City Tap House incorporated their own twist serving this on a piece of sourdough toast topped with melted fontina cheese, which I adored. If you are sharing this dish, exercise some caution as there could be some egg tragedy or yolk disasters, if you aren't careful.
Confession: My name is Catherine Courtney and I always over order. Are there foodie support groups for this? Surely, I can't be alone. Anytime good food is involved my eyes always seem to be better than my stomach.
That was exactly the case when I spotted the Pulled Pork Nachos on the menu. Granted, they aren't really Mardi Gras related and not exactly your typical brunch dish, but O.M.G. Between the melt in your mouth pulled pork and that cheese sauce, I literally died.
This dish is perfect to share with the table or if you have a heartier appetite, grab a beer flight and make it your meal. I could eat these on repeat. Don't be fooled by those fresno chiles, they pack some heat. Needless to say, I was quite thankful that I had a beer flight on stand by to help temper the flames.
Whether you are looking to wind down after work with a beer, pre-game before a concert or just simply enjoy brunch, City Tap House has you covered.
Even though you may have missed the Mardi Gras brunch, there are several other upcoming events at City Tap House. See below for details!
President's Day Brunch: February 19, 2018
Johnny Cash Birthday Brunch: February 25, 2018
Click here to make reservations!
Thanks City Tap House Nashville for partnering with me on this post!
Tariff: Dishes range anywhere from $9.00-$18.00 with wine and cocktails ranging from $10.00 to $15.00. Beer prices are dependent on producer and pour.
Can't Miss:French Toast. I'm looking forward to the other unique creations the chef has in store!
Potential Pass: Crab Benedict- Seeing as I over ordered, this would dish would be the one I cut because I really enjoyed the nachos and French toast more.
Until Next Time!