Memo to out-of-town journalists: If you're pol-stalking on Oct. 7, when Belmont University hosts the Town Hall Presidential Debate, you might grab a window seat at South Street, across the road from Miro District Food & Drink. The new Euro-sleek sister of Watermark restaurant, Miro District will host a luncheon for about 160 heavy-hitting Democrats before moderator Tom Brokaw and the candidates take the stage that evening.
Miro chef Dean Robb is fine-tuning a menu that will include chicken Milanese and a warm cinnamon tart with strawberry-raspberry preserves, crème brûlée custard and toasted almonds.
No word yet about whether Sen. Barack Obama will be dining with the Dems at Miro. If he's waiting to learn more about the food before he commits to lunch, would someone please get him a copy of this week's dining review in the Scene, in which I mirate over Miro's use of fresh, local ingredients in traditional European recipes. While you're at it, you might suggest that he order a grilled peach and some blistered grapes. They might not be on the Yellow Dog luncheon menu, but I bet chef Robb could make an exception.