We had such a great time at Adele's for brunch, we decided to try it out for dinner before a show. That "before a show" thing is key. Because Adele's is the hottest thing right now, getting a reservation after the early-bird hour is tough. Let's just call it the pre-show hour. That sounds better than when-all-the-old-people-eat.
We both started with the kale salad which I've featured before so let's get straight to the entrees. Adele's is known for JW chicken. Mine didn't look like the picture on the website but it was still simple but flavorful.
Mr. Ville had the beer braised pork ribs which were knife-and-fork tender. I couldn't help myself and sampled some of his polenta. I could be quite happy with a just a bowl of that and parked in front of a fire.
The desserts at Adele's are amazing! They are homemade but better. We tried the carrot cake this time. It's one of my favorites along with coconut cake so that means I'm very picky about it. Since Adele's did such a great job with the coconut, I wasn't surprised about how much I liked this.
Frosting on a carrot cake can be quite claggy and too sweet. This one was perfect and didn't make my teeth hurt or sit too heavy for our trek to the Ryman for our show.
Time number four to see John Butler Trio and once again, he was amazing!
Adele's is an easy walk from downtown hotels. In bad weather or if your shoes aren't made for walkin', you can take the Green Line free bus that will drop you off at 12th and Demonbreun and then it's a block away. Always check the routes, though. With all the construction and events going on in downtown Nashville, it can change.
Reservations for Adele's.