The Harpeth Hotel Announces Culinary Team

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The Harpeth Hotel, located in downtown Franklin at 130 2nd Avenue North, announced its dining concepts and culinary team for 1799 Kitchen & Cocktails and McGavock’s Coffee Bar & Provisions, the property’s two refined food and beverage options.

The Harpeth Hotel is now accepting reservations starting November 12th

Curated by Director of Food and Beverage William Friedrichs, Executive Chef Jay Swift and Associate Executive Chef Cassie Upshaw (formerly with Holland House, Nashville) the culinary venues at the new 119-room hotel will offer regionally sourced menus that pay homage to Franklin’s history.

1799 Kitchen & Cocktails

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The upscale 1799 Kitchen & Cocktails is The Harpeth’s signature full-service restaurant that spotlights timeless classics and Southern-influenced cuisine across breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The culinary team will offer guests and locals an authentic and immersive Tennessee dining by partnering with several trusted local purveyors, such as Bear Creek Farms, Bloomsbury Farms and Devlin Certified Organic Farm. Locally inspired dishes, crafted with fresh ingredients from these purveyors, include the Bear Creek Pork Trio with crispy pig ear, braised pork belly, chicharrons, house hot sauce and cauliflower chow the Broiled Blue Crab Cake with picked okra relish, creole mustard remoulade and saltines, the Bucksnort Farms Trout served with cornbread dumplings, beech mushrooms, fava beans, pea shoots and a warm vinaigrette of fine herbs and the Late Summer Sweet Corn Soup served with lump crab and chives. The culinary team also plans to spotlight local Southern flavor with a unique, three-course prix fixe dinner menu served on the weekends, that utilizes seasonal ingredients sourced from the weekly Saturday morning Franklin Farmers Market. Wine pairings will be available for this specialty dinner offering, as well. 

1799 Kitchen and Cocktails’ strong ties to Franklin are reiterated in the venue’s beverage program, which will prioritize stirred classic craft cocktails, like the Old Fashioned and Manhattan. While the drinks evoke a sense of timelessness, they will be created with advanced methodologies in the mixology space. The venue will also offer extensive whiskey, beer and wine menus.

In classic Southern style, the flagship restaurant plans to host a weekly weekend brunch service with a similar emphasis on local ingredients and flavors. Menu highlights include the “Hot & Sweet” Chicken and Waffles with honey butter and smoked hickory syrup, the Omelet with Late Summer Vegetables with crumbled Tennessee farmstead goat cheese and herb salad and the Biscuits and Gravy with sausage or mushroom gravy, grits and eggs.

McGavock’s Coffee Bar & Provisions

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In addition to 1799 Kitchen & Cocktails, The Harpeth will be home to McGavock’s Coffee Bar & Provisions. The charming European-style street café will offer a warm, welcoming atmosphere for breakfast, lunch and happy hour. Named after a well-known Middle Tennessee family, the café will serve regional favorite, Honest Coffee Roasters, in addition to freshly baked local pastries, breakfast sandwiches, seasonal quiches and pressed juices in the morning.

In the afternoon and evening, McGavock’s Coffee Bar & Provisions plans to serve artisanal sandwiches like the Roast Beef Sandwich with a fresh baguette, horseradish sauce and red onion marmalade, grain bowls like the Quinoa Bowl with crispy chickpeas, avocado, salsa and a poached egg, and charcuterie boards with artisanal meats, cheeses and local vegetables. The menu will include craft cocktails, as well as local beers and premium wines on tap. For guests with a sweet tooth, McGavock’s Coffee Bar & Provisions will feature specialty, hand-dipped ice cream to enjoy on the cozy patio. McGavock’s Coffee Bar & Provisions will also offer grab-and-go options for the traveler on the move.

The Harpeth will also offer a catering menu derived from 1799 Kitchen & Cocktails’ menu, as well as room service options.

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