LITTLE OCTOPUS OPENS IN EAST NASHVILLE ON JUNE 9
The new resident restaurant at POP Nashville, led by Chef Daniel Herget, will celebrate clean eating
(June 2, 2015—Nashville, TN) –Little Octopus will open in the POP Nashville space (located at 604 Gallatin Ave, Suite 202, East Nashville) next Tuesday, June 9th. Owners Sarah and Brad Gavigan have appointed POP’s Daniel Herget to serve as executive chef. Little Octopus’ menu will celebrate vibrant, clean, and fresh food that people can feel good about eating every day, incorporating seasonal and organic ingredients whenever possible. Deeply rooted in the East Nashville community, Little Octopus will offer dining room and patio dining as well as a lounge and full bar, for both lunch and dinner six days a week.
Chef Herget’s menu is largely vegetable driven, filled with vibrant flavor and balanced dishes. The menu’s diversity in both flavors and cooking styles reflects Herget’s exposure to a myriad of ethnic cuisines while growing up in Florida and working in various Miami kitchens. While nutritious and clean, the menu equally emphasizes deliciousness and craveability.
Lunch at Little Octopus will offer a variety of cool and warm shared plates, sandwiches, and various grain and protein bowls. Example menu items for lunch include gazpacho, bok choy, green papaya salad, cubano sandwich, and a quinoa bowl with poached salmon. The dinner menu is formatted into raw, cold, and hot items designed for sharing, along with various larger protein dishes. Raw items include Hamachi tiradito, ceviche, and salmon tartar. Cold items include avocado with sour orange and charred scallion, burrata with kaffir lime, various salads, and gazpacho. Hot items include charred eggplant, roasted maduros, and roasted root vegetables. Proteins round out the menu such as grilled sardines, Koji marinated skirt steak, pan roasted chicken, grilled scallops, and sumac crusted tofu. In addition, Little Octopus will include a full bar featuring unique cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks that utilize natural sugars, spices and flavors from around the world.
Encompassing the entire POP Space, the dining room at Little Octopus seats 68 guests, while The Gallery houses an all-day lounge with complimentary wi-fi, full bar, a bar menu, and additional seating. The covered patio accommodates an additional 50 seats. The building is covered with a 50 x 20 feet octopus mural, created and painted by local Nashville Artist Chris Zidek. Little Octopus will serve lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 11pm. Reservations are accepted for parties of five or more.