In Italy, cuisine is an expression of love and life. We believe that good, fresh, carefully made food feeds both our body and soul. Everywhere on the peninsula, the act of sharing a meal is central to connecting with one another; it serves as a foundation for relationships with family and friends...
Chef Tony Mantuano earned Michelin stars for his work at Chicago’s gone-but-not-forgotten restaurant, Spiaggia, and now he has brought his immense talents with Italian food to Nashville at Yolan. Diners can choose from an à la carte menu or five-course or eight-course tasting menus for a seasonal culinary tour through Italy featuring desserts crafted by James Beard-nominated pastry chef Noelle Marchetti. For an even more intimate experience, opt for “La Tavola en la Cucina,” a table literally in the kitchen where you can watch the artists at work.
Renowned chef Tony Mantuano and his team have created a feast of regional Italian specialties and Thanksgiving-inspired dishes to put a little European spin on the holiday. The extended à la carte menu includes delights such as patata dolce with whipped lardo, watercress, pickled ramps, Tacchino, a turkey terrine with sunchoke, Brussels sprouts and gravy, and spezia dolce with spiced blue hubbard squash, caramelized puff pastry, espresso, and pecan milk. We’re just guessing none of those were on your grandma’s annual Turkey Day menu.
This upscale Italian restaurant at The Joseph Hotel has a couple of different holiday offerings for you. Christmas Eve features the traditional Feast of Seven Fishes, and they’re actually adding an eighth course, because really who wants a fishy dessert? Along the way, you’ll experience the bounty of the sea with dishes laden with caviar and uni like the show-stopping Spaghetti ai Ricci di Mare. On Christmas Day, Yolan will host a holiday brunch on Christmas Day with signature plates such as Cacio e Pepe plus brunch favorites like Eggs in Purgatory.
How to order: Book online in advance.