One of my dear college friends came into town a few Sundays ago. We decided to go to brunch at Marche Artisan Foods in East Nashville. We arrived at about 10am and were told the wait was about 45 minutes. We took the time to catch up and after an hour of waiting, were told it would be another 45 minutes. We decided that was just too long and looked around for another brunch place.
Just around the corner was Margot Cafe. There was no wait and the menu looked delicious. My friend ordered sweet potato pancakes with mascarpone cream. While I did not try them, they looked lovely and she proclaimed they were wonderful.
I opted for a little more protein and ordered the poached eggs over polenta with a venison ragout, topped with shaved Parmesan cheese. I had never tried venison and was a little worried it would be “gamey”. I was very wrong. The poached eggs added a richness to the polenta/stew mixture. The sharpness of the Parmesean really balanced the dish. My only minor complaint is that is was served with a fork and I really needed a spoon to enjoy all the delicious broth.
Margot was fantastic. I have a feeling it might be my next East Nashville brunch destination instead of Marche.