May News + Tasting Collective

How’s the market in the metropolitan Nashville area? Still hot. The good news for buyers is that the inventory is up, allowing them more choices, and less of what I call the “thunderdome” experience in bidding on properties. It was record breaking month in the number of sales, prices are up vs last year, and homes are selling for 98% of their asking price on average.

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What’s news? Well, there are a lot of new developments springing up in the Urban Core, but one I am most excited about is the 1865 project. It’s a beautiful old tobacco barn turned into condos, and they are having a broker open preview event this Friday so I can get some insider info. Village is handling the sales for the project, and I can’t wait to see how these units look – I think it will be one of the more unique condo conversions in town since Werthan in Germantown.

Where have we been eating lately? We recently joined the Tasting Collective, “a chef-led dining experience” in their words, where diners get a unique tasting menu, explained course by course by the chef, and diners rate each course. It is very similar to the now-defunct Dinner Lab which we really enjoyed during its time.

We’ve only attended one event so far, but it was a good one. Peninsula in East Nashville presented us with some truly delicious and unique dishes, and I am eager to go back to try their regular menu.

As for what I’ve been cooking at home? Not much! I did, however, find a quick and easy dessert when the weather prevented me from making my annual pavlovas for the cricket match last weekend. (You can’t make a pav in the rain – it just won’t work) so armed with a piping bag of homemade lemon curd and berries, I found a quick cheat that was a tasty success. Kroger to the rescue with Private Selection shortbread tartlet shells!

Fill with lemon curd, top with berries and mint chiffonade and it’s done. SO EASY! They look nice too which doesn’t hurt.

Until next time!!!