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Andrew Carmellini, the acclaimed chef who has won among many accolades two James Beard Awards, a two- and three-star New York Times reviewer and Best New Chef recognition by Food & Wine, has announced that his next two restaurants will land in the new and highly anticipated W Nashville in the
Gulch this fall. Both neighborhood-focused locations with street-facing entrances, The Dutch will offer a more lively atmosphere with a menu of laid-back American comfort food, while Carne Mare will be a more formal evening as a contemporary Italian chophouse.
“We’ve been working on this project for seven years, so it’s amazing to finally see these restaurants come to life,” says Carmellini. “Nashville has come a long way since I first visited the city 20 years ago. The food scene here is amazing and I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of it.
Born in Ohio and raised by parents who taught him that delicious food is made with simple ingredients
well prepared, Carmellini specializes in American cuisine rooted in quality, seasonality and tasty yet savory dishes that make you happy. He’s excited to apply this equation to his next two spots using the South’s unique generosity in regional produce, meats and other ingredients.
The first opening of the two restaurants, The Dutch will offer brunch, lunch and dinner, including a
a range of delicious and well executed appetizers, main courses, desserts and sides like grilled hanger steak with kimchi fried rice and sunny egg, crab salad with Bloody Mary dressing and duck with pecans with dirty rice, green onions and kumquat. As for the bar menus, the long list of local spirits, international wines and craft beers is enough to keep bar patrons entertained late into the night. Bar specialties include cocktails mixed with respectable American spirits, a fine selection of craft beers, and a wine list spanning all territories and price ranges, including a reserve list.
Carne Mare, on the other hand, draws on Carmellini’s international experience by working in some of the
the best restaurants in Europe, notably under the direction of Valentino Mercantile at the two Michelin star restaurant San Domenico in Emilio-Romagna, Italy. Guests will be treated with premier cuts of steak, fine seafood and Italian specialties, as well as Italian wine and classic cocktails.
Carmellini’s partners in The Dutch and Carne Mare are hospitality experts Luke Ostrom and Josh Pickard from NoHo Hospitality in New York. Both restaurants are essential in W Nashville’s overall vision to create an energetic experience that reflects the city’s tradition of hospitality from the moment guests leave their hotel rooms. W Nashville, owned and developed by Twelfth Avenue Realty, sits at a cultural crossroads of creativity where food, music, art and fashion converge. Located in the heart of the Gulch, the W draws energy from the surrounding streetscapes by having its entrances, storefronts and dining options deliberately positioned around the exterior, further enhancing the ability to walk around the neighborhood to customers and residents. The long-awaited property will feature an expansive rooftop bar with 360-degree panoramic city views, a bustling pool on the unprecedented WET Deck, a new concert hall and more.
For more information on The Dutch, visit thedutchnashville.com and follow @thedutchnashville on social media. For more information on Carne Mare, visit carnemarenashville.com and follow @nhgnyc on social media. For the latest news on W Nashville, visit https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bnawn-w-nashville/.
About NoHo Hospitality
Since their first partnership in 2009, chef Andrew Carmellini, Josh Pickard and Luke Ostrom have opened a
national portfolio of restaurants and culinary services in leading hotels, concert halls and major
New York, Baltimore and Detroit metropolitan sports arenas and airports, including Locanda
Verde, The Dutch, Joe’s Pub and The Library at The Public, Lafayette, Bar Primi, Leuca, Westlight, Mister Dips, Rec Pier Chop House, The Cannon Room, San Morello, Evening Bar, The Brakeman, Penny Red’s and Carne Mare. The team actively manages catering operations at four hotels, including the Greenwich Hotel, William Vale, Sagamore Pendry Baltimore and Shinola Hotel. Known for providing quality experiences and relevant culinary culture, each location is a distinct labor of love of craftsmanship.
They have been critically acclaimed, recognized on countless “Best of” lists, a Michelin star and
two coveted James Beard Foundation awards. To learn more, visit nhgnyc.com or AndrewCarmellini.com.