**Note: AMOT Eatery if formerly known as A Matter of Taste.
I’ve been dreaming of having a gluten-free restaurant in
Nashville ever since we discovered Posana Cafe in Asheville,
North Carolina last summer. Of course, it doesn’t take much to
convince me to roadtrip for a great Posana meal or two, but it
isn’t exactly convenient. Imagine walking into a restaurant,
right here in Nashville, and knowing that everything you
ordered would gluten free. You wouldn’t even have to ask. A
And now it’s a dream come true!
I love this new lunch spot. I enjoyed three tasty lunches, both
as takeout and in the restaurant, over my Christmas vacation.
A Matter of Taste now provides the lunch crowd with gluten-free
sandwiches and so much more.
Kellie, the owner, has a gluten allergy herself, so she has made
it her goal to provide great tasting, healthy food that’s safe for
those requiring a gluten-free diet.
A Matter of Taste is a great little place to hang out with a friend
or two over lunch or a gluten-free treat. The space is small with
only three tables, but the artsy decor has a relaxing feel that
makes the little room a cozy reprieve from the busy streets.
Need a little lift for your spirit? You’ll find encouraging words
wherever you look. From the books on the tables to the words
on the walls. But I know what you really want to know.
How’s the food?
The Husband made it to A Matter of Taste before I did, but he
was sweet enough to bring a sandwich home for me. It wasn’t
just any sandwich, it was the most delicious sandwich I’ve ever
had filled with turkey, sliced granny smith apples, melted brie,
and honey mustard. And since the Husband ordered it for take
out, they wrapped all of the parts separately with specific
instructions about how to heat it in the toaster oven.
And the gluten-free breads are made right on the premises!
(Yes, I said breads, plural. I’ve had their Rosemary with Cracked
Pepper and Rosemary Chia Seed breads which are both
incredible.) If you happen to be lunching with someone who is
afraid of food with a gluten-free label, they need to try these
breads. But if they won’t budge, A Matter of Taste does offer
glutenous bread for those who aren’t brave enough to try it!
But these breads are brought in and not made in the kitchen,
alleviating concern about cross-contamination.
At first, any gluten-intolerant eater will be blown away by the
delicious bread of the sandwich, but once they recover from the
shock of eating gourmet, gluten-free bread that holds together,
they’ll be struck with the quality of the ingredients inside the
sandwich. Their turkey is oh-my-gosh amazing, reminiscent of
your annual Thanksgiving midnight snack sandwich. I love that
Kellie uses high quality meats and farm-fresh, locally-grown
produce. One bite and you’ll taste the quality.
And what’s the soup of the day? Kellie is always willing to give
you a taste, but I’ve learned not to bother. Every soup I’ve had
is truly amazing. I trust her. The Squash Bisque was the best
squash soup I’ve ever had. And the Husband brought home the
Tomato Bisque…oh my.
And as if you could have room for dessert after sandwiches like
the Mediterranean Vegetarian with eggplant, roasted red
pepper, sun dried tomato, freshly made pesto, and feta cheese…
Or a basic turkey and cheese, which is anything but basic…
There are all sorts of gluten-free goodies to try.
I highly recommend their deliciously refreshing fruit tea made
with pineapple juice, tea, orange juice, and agave nectar.
A Matter of Taste is located at Franklin Road across from
Thoroughbread Motors, and they’re open Monday through Friday
from 11-4. You must stop in for a bite. I guarantee it will be
your best lunch of the week. Hurray for A Matter of Taste!
Hurray for Nashville!
For photos go to http://www.glutenfreecat.com/?p=2597