‘MOTO’ TO OPEN FEBRUARY 5
MStreet Entertainment Group introduces its ‘Italian Cucina + Enoteca’ in the Gulch.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. January 25, 2014 – Chris Hyndman, founder and president of MStreet Entertainment Group (Virago, Whiskey Kitchen, Tavern, Kayne Prime, The Rosewall, Saint Anejo) announces the opening of Moto, the newest concept from on MStreet in the Gulch. Moto is located at 1120 McGavock Street on the ‘M Street block’ between Virago and Saint Anejo. The opening is slated for Wednesday, February 5, 2014.
Moto features inspired rustic-modern Italian cuisine. Executive Chef Andy Hayes’ menu is a contemporary approach to authentic Italian cooking that utilizes product consciously sourced from local farms and artisans balanced by premium product imported from Italy. Moto’s headliners are seasonal ‘market’ items such as cherry smoked cobia and as a specialty, polenta with prawns, lobster and sea urchin. Another highlight is perfectly crafted house-made pasta dishes. While there are many to choose from, unique offerings like blueberry balsamic lasagna and black pepper tagliatelle are sure to be new favorites. There is also a comprehensive, steak and chop section borrowed from nationally recognized sister MStreet restaurant, Kayne Prime.
Moto’s vibe is chic, comfortable and sophisticated. Modern Italian sex appeal comes to life against rustic-industrial bones of the brick warehouse setting. The vibrant atmosphere evokes the warmth and soulfulness of the Italian experience. Interiors are richly appointed with nods to classic Italian design elements organized with fashionable furnishings and finishes.
A large bar and lounge area welcomes guests into its ‘enoteca’ inspired environment where wine is king. Moto features over 30 ever-changing wines by the glass and 250 labels in total. Approximately half of the wine list is Italian and the other half thoughtful selections from around the globe. Much focus is given to alternative and boutique wineries of outstanding character and quality. The bar concocts its own house-made limoncello and an inspired mixology list of couture cocktails.
Private rooms are available for parties of up to 14 in the chef’s room to 36 in the private ‘speakeasy’ bar and dining room privately hidden away in the back of the building. One of the most exciting elements of the private space is the open kitchen and bar private portion, which allows for true interaction of guests with chefs and bartenders during private culinary events. Moto is equally adept at providing romantic dinners for two and large group dinner celebrations. Monthly ‘Big Night’ style dinners featuring guest chefs and winemakers will kick into gear later this spring.
Moto opens at 5pm nightly, every night. Reservations are strongly recommended. 615.736-5305.