Commons Club Nashville Launches New Southern Menu With Up-And-Coming Chef

Southern darling, Adam Terhune, creates a dynamic menu focused on fresh ingredients and regional flavors.

Nashville, TN - Virgin Hotels Nashville is thrilled to announce that local chef, Adam Terhune, will lead the culinary team at Commons Club, the brand’s flagship restaurant concept. Born and raised in Kentucky, Terhune was first introduced to the culinary world by spending time with his grandmother in the kitchen and learning from her as they churned out classic Southern dishes like biscuits and gravy, oven roasted chicken, and other cherished family recipes.

“Southern cooking is in my DNA,” says Terhune. “My fondest memories with my grandmother were spent in the kitchen. Taking some of those recipes and lessons she taught me is my way of honoring her everyday.”

In June 2009, Terhune made the decision to move to Nashville, TN and jumped head first into the fast-growing food scene. Throughout his time in Music City, Terhune has worked under acclaimed chefs such as Julia Sulivan, Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Henrietta Red, and Julia Jaksic, Executive Chef and Owner of Cafe Roze and Roze Pony. In addition to these iconic establishments, Terhune also worked and trained at True Food Kitchen, a restaurant chain focused on the anti-inflammatory food pyramid by Andrew Weil. These experiences coupled with his love for fresh, home cooked meals, laid the foundation for Terhune’s culinary ethos of locally sourced ingredients, an evolving menu based on seasonality, and a variety of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free offerings.

“I want to make a connection with people,” says Terhune. “I’ve been in the Nashville industry long enough and know how trends come and go. I want the Commons Club experience to be personal, with each dish made with care. This menu has a piece of my heart, and I’m excited to share it with Music City.”

Terhune’s winter dinner menu features dishes such as his family’s recipe for oven roasted airline chicken served with house made jus, compressed apple and pear, delicately whipped potato, and oven roasted seasonal vegetables. Other dinner favorites include mussels served with curry butter and grilled sourdough and short rib served with polenta and topped with a sweet demi glaze.

Commons Club offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Reservations are not required, but are encouraged and can be made at


Virgin Hotels Nashville mixes a passion for food and beverage with music and culture, fusing with the local landscape and providing a vibrant and inclusive environment for travelers and locals alike. Conveniently situated at the helm of Nashville’s historic Music Row neighborhood at 1 Music Square W, Virgin Hotels Nashville delivers a one-of-a-kind hotel experience with 262 Chambers, including Grand Chamber Suites, plus multiple dining and drinking outlets including The Pool Club, a rooftop restaurant and bar, Commons Club, the brand’s flagship restaurant, bar and lounge and Funny Library Coffee Shop. Reservations are currently being accepted and can be made directly on the hotel’s website, or by calling (800) 806-8080.