I paid a short visit to Nashville over the Easter long weekend and just got back home yesterday. Needless to say, I haven’t cooked or baked anything in what feels like an eternity. My dinner last night was rescued by homemade dumplings that I stashed away in the freezer. I debated briefly if I should defrost a container of ragu alla Bolognese but decided that I was not in the mood for pasta.
The primary purpose of my trip was training camp with my fellow speed skating teammates. Our team owner has a skate shop in Nashville and he took us to many of his favourite training locations including the abandoned Cornelia Fort Airport. I had a breakthrough with my concussion recovery last week and was well enough to participate in most of the training skates. I am happy to report that the exercising ceased to trigger concussion symptoms! I felt a little unwell from noisy restaurants and booming voice of the roller derby announcer but earplugs helped a lot. In between all the workouts, I managed to squeeze in some good eats around town.
The highlight of my dining weekend was a coveted reservation at The Catbird Seat. I will write more about that in my next post because there are so much I want to tell you. Today, I’ll show you a bunch of casual meals I enjoyed in Nashville.