My friends, co-workers, neighbors, enemies, dogs and plants are sick of me going on and on about how great Marche is, but I can't help myself. Hey, just because it's the best restaurant in town and very proof of God's existence is no need to take it out on me. I'm just the messenger.
Anyway, for those who don't know, East Nashville's den of divine delicacies, its grange of gluttonous gastronomy, its haven of hellacious hedonism, is now open for dinner! Well, supper is what they call it. A couple months back, they quietly started serving an evening menu from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and it rocks. Most entrees are in the $12 to $15 range—tonight's $17 pan-seared veal loin with creamy polenta, sauteed green beans and demi-glace is a rare exception. The menu changes nightly, and runs the gamut from fish to poultry to meat to vegetarian. I've supped there five or six times in the last couple months, and each dinner has been simply superb.
The restaurant plans to extend the hours a little later by the end of the summer, and quite possibly sooner. We'll keep you posted.