Chef Deb Paquette to open Truss this summer in Sylvan Park
Etch chef and partners continue work on new neighborhood restaurant and bar
NASHVILLE, Tn. (March 31, 2015) --- Designed as a space for the Sylvan Park neighborhood to gather, new restaurant Truss from chef Deb Paquette and partners will open this summer at the corner of 46th and Utah. The 100-seat hangout with patio will offer dinner and drinks to the tight-knit community. Paquette picked the name “truss” because it refers to binding two different things together – whether it’s for a structure or in the kitchen.
“When we were researching Sylvan Park looking for a name, we read that a train used to run through the area. We realized that trusses are the backbone of so many things from railways to buildings,” said Paquette. “We want this restaurant, Truss, to tie together locals in the same way.”
While the menu is still in progress, Paquette’s signature style will shine through in each fun and approachable dish. The small size of the restaurant will allow her to “inject a sense of humor and surprise into the menu on an ever-changing basis.” Deb has built a team to help her maintain her presence at SoBro fixture, Etch, while focusing on creating the new restaurant. Pre-construction is underway and the partners plan to open by the end of the summer. Designer and architect Barry Brechak has been enlisted to bring the old building housing Truss back to life highlighting trusses from the open ceiling and uncovering its natural charm for a casual and artsy space.
About chef Deb Paquette:
For more than 30 years, chef Deb Paquette has been a fixture in Nashville’s culinary scene as a restaurateur, mentor and community advocate. Her over-the-top personality and excitement about cutting edge techniques are evident in each dish she serves at Etch restaurant. Etch’s open kitchen provides a stage for Paquette to perform nightly for hungry locals and eager out-of-towners in for a memorable meal. At Etch, the food and chef Paquette are the stars working to leave a lasting impression, or etch, on every diner. Her globally-inspired cuisine made Etch the top pick in the city by Zagat, a recurring “Best Restaurants” winner by the Nashville Scene and Nashville Lifestyles, and gained national attention with mentions in The Wall Street Journal, Wine Spectator, Business Insider and Garden & Gun. For more information, visit www.etchrestaurant.com. For updates on Truss, follow on Facebook and Twitter. Website coming soon.