Team Lunch Review: Etch
We have been so busy that it’s already May before we have gotten around to writing our review for our April lunch! Since our last review we have had about thirteen contracts come together, so we are on track to have an awesome year. We have also had a bit more work than usual because Kat is going to be moving to Washington DC in just a few weeks, so we are working to juggle what can be done remotely and what tasks need to be handed off!
It was Kat’s turn to pick a restaurant again, and even though Etch isn’t exactly new, none of us had ever been so we thought this would be a great opportunity to finally check it out. Looks like we can’t agree on everything – we’re back to mixed reviews for this one!
This was Kat’s choice. I am not sure if she chose it knowing the food would help divert my attention from the bomb she was going to drop on me, but the food was very good. Before we got our drinks, Kat announced that she and her fiance are moving to Washington DC in the middle of May. While congratulations were certainly in order, I wished I had ordered something much stronger than water. Now, onto the food. The cauliflower appetizer was tremendous. It had two dipping sauces and was garnished with some sort of nut. Honestly, much of this lunch was a blur but the cauliflower was my favorite part. For my entree, I had the faux vegetable pizza. It was delicious as well. It was basically everything you would put on a veggie pizza without the crust. It was layered in a bowl, melty cheese, sauce, the works. As far as restaurant choices go, I would definitely go back. And as far as conversation goes, while I am sad to see Kat go, I am thrilled for her and Trip and wish them the best in our nations’s capital.
Etch was not my favorite but it was far from my least favorite. I love the location and atmosphere of the restaurant. I can’t help myself – I ordered a burger yet again. I would have liked to have had options of cheese since I am not a smoked gouda fan, but they didn’t have any other options, not even cheddar. So this one was really plain, I mean just bun and burger. It was fresh but did lack flavor (I know I know coming from the picky one of the bunch). It just needed a little something. There was an option to add a fried egg to the burger that I didn’t want, but maybe rethinking that for the future… Just kidding. I’d sooner bring my own cheese. The chips we fresh and seasoned well. Our server was great. Overall not a bad experience and I am willing to try it again.
KAT (the omnivore) had the Vietnamese Shrimp French Roll:
I wanted to just order a second platter of that cauliflower. I have dreams about it. Those different dipping sauces were incredible! In the end, I kind of wish I had really ordered that. The shrimp roll looked great on the menu, but the bun was super soggy and I ended up eating it as sort of a shrimp salad. To me, the vinegar flavor was overpowering and could have used something sweet to balance it out a little bit. I would absolutely come back for the cauliflower alone, though!
Michelle Froedge is a residential Realtor and Principal Broker in the Greater Nashville and Williamson County areas of Tennessee. Wife to Robert, “Mom” to Tyler and Livvie, Auntie to Zelamie, she is a vegetarian and sings in her spare time. Michelle has lived in Nashville and Franklin since 1997 and has been selling homes since 2004.