Chrysalis Modern Italian Opens in Franklin

Chrysalis Modern Italian
photo by Chrysalis Modern Italian

Chrysalis Modern Italian opened on Jan 1 at 9040 Carothers Parkway in Franklin.

The veteran group behind the Italian restaurant includes the front of the house led by owner and general manager Andrew Ackerman, who has over 20 years in the hospitality industry, including enjoying the last ten years with the Opryland Hotel.

The kitchen will be led by local industry veteran Chef Jeffrey Brown, who has extensive experience with Italian cuisine; and has an exceptional and passionate talent for crafting fresh pasta, bread, and pastry from scratch. Chef Jeffrey Brown has numerous accolades, including “Best Menu” for Flavors of Nashville 2017. Andrew and Jeffrey are also joined by local industry restaurant veteran Joshua Tyree as Assistant Manager, as well as the talented and professionally trained Hayley Sirrell as Sous Chef.

Chef Jeffrey Brown says, “I am incredibly honored to be part of this restaurant.  I believe we found an excellent neighborhood to call home and to showcase our take on modern Italian cuisine.  From the house-baked breads and desserts to the freshest produce and locally sourced product, we care about every detail and that the good people we proudly serve have a great experience here at Chrysalis.”

Unique to Chrysalis is that you can choose how you like your entree served; if you order the Quattro Formaggi, you can choose to have it on a panini, pasta, or flatbread. And you can do that with most items on the menu.

If you visit this week, the opening special includes a half-off on their selection of local and craft Birra (beer) and curated Antipasti (charcuterie).

The menu has been shared on their website, featuring small plates that consist of rosemary focaccia, mushroom toast, Caprese salad, and Tuscan soup. The main menu shows pasta dishes from pesto, marsala, alfredo and features chicken, pork loin, and veal shank.

The 9040 Carothers Parkway location has seen several restaurants in the last few years. First, Basil then Las Brisas followed by the latest Franklin Soul , which was open for less than a year. Franklin Soul closed in June 2019. Since the closure of Franklin Soul, no other tenants have occupied the location.

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