Find Me Gluten Free app for the WIN yet again! But, don’t tune out if you are an avid gluten-eater because AMOT Eatery was delicious. Located just east of downtown Nashville, A Matter of Taste (AMOT) Eatery serves up southern-inspired brunch, lunch, and dinner. It situated in what looks to be a trendy, eclectic community of shopping, dinning, and artistry. The interior of the restaurant matches the neighborhood with a laid back atmosphere with a modern interior. It was a quaint place with lots of personality. The walls were lined with “make-you-feel-good” quotes to ponder upon while noshing.
The menu was completely gluten-free which made the decision process a bit tougher for Russ. He is usually limited to a small list of gluten-free items to choose from. Here he could pick anything his big heart desired! We started off with the apple fritters which were handmade fried dough balls filled with apples and cinnamon. They were tossed in a decadent buttermilk glaze and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Let’s just say we went from 6 to empty pretty quick. The perfect mixture of tasty dough and goey goodness fried to provide a crisp outer shell. We recommend starting off your brunch with these balls of yummy!
Now on to the main brunch event - AMOT Benedict for Russ and Chilaquiles for me. Russ’ benedict came out looking fantastic with a few slices of local country ham, poached eggs & hollandaise served atop cornbread waffles. The Chilaquiles was described as a Mexican breakfast situation (heehee) - featuring house-fried corn tortillas, two fried eggs, salsa verde, black beans, pico de gallo, jalapeños, and a cilantro crema. It was a plate bursting full of flavor and spice.
They seemed to be a bit understaffed and our waitress was a bit stressed out as it was taking a long time for food to come out of the kitchen. We were in no hurry at all and just enjoyed the atmosphere and the fact that we were brunchin’ it on a Wednesday morning. Life is good. While it might have taken a bit longer than usual to get our food, the quality & presentation was still top-notch. We both commented that it was good they weren’t compromising their quality for speed. Our waitress did a great job of keeping us informed on the arrival of our food. Several other reviews I read mentioned the speed of the service, so make sure you have enough time to enjoy a relaxing meal and bring someone along you want to spend time with. Luckily, Russ was right by my side making me a lucky and patient customer in return.
We will definitely stop back in on our next trip to Nashville. It will be a hard decision whether to treat ourselves to the brunch/lunch menu or to the dinner menu that is filled with other combinations of deliciousness with the roasted beet salad and butternut risotto topping my A-list! However, a repeat of brunch make look a little bit like chicken & waffles or shrimp & grits. We would highly recommend AMOT Eatery for brunch to set your Nashville sight-seeing day up for success.