I’m sitting in the DC airport, but I’m thinking about the the brunch I had in Nashville recently. It was at The Old School Farm northwest of Nashville.
We had just left church and wanted to try something new and interesting when I remembered somebody telling me about the goat yoga they had done at The Old School before having brunch there.
So naturally my inquisitive self had to check it out. The Old School is a farm-to-table on a micro scale. So instead of being a “farm to table” restaurant, they are a FARM with a restaurant. Meaning they source most of what they serve from their own gardens or chicken coop (for eggs). What they can’t source from themselves they get from about 5 other farms close by.
What I love about any farm to table restaurant is how GOOD and PURE the food tastes.
At the old school they also made the coffee cream butter for the bread basket we got! Somehow farm fresh eggs just taste so good when compared with typical grocery store eggs. It’s like the hens are happy with their lifestyle and that’s reflected in their eggs! We had the mushroom and ricotta omelette and the baker’s basket. Both were so good, but the bakers basket was a piéce de résistance! Each bakery treat was so good but we especially LOVED the coffee cake.
We were sat in the room that used to be the lunchroom, cafeteria, and auditorium so we got to listen to a jazz quartet while brunching. It felt very 1920s. Which felt very fabulous. Overall I loved the atmosphere, the mixture of corner booths, roundtables, high tops, and more intimate tables. The whole experience was so enjoyable, and I’m definitely adding this to my “take people who visit Nashville here” list.
Sounds so yummy! Was it “old school” or was it actually an old school?