Chef Deb Paquette brings a smaller, more intimate version of sister restaurant etch to Green Hills; etc. (pronounced et cetera) opened its doors on August 15th, 2016. Contrary to sister restaurant etch’s minimalist design, etc. provides a swankier vibe in the bright 2400 square-foot space. The 68-seat venue with a 12-seat bar is located in the Atlas Building at 3790 Bedford Ave. etc. serves Paquette’s globally-driven dishes for lunch Monday – Friday and dinner Monday – Saturday. A mid-day menu is served Monday – Friday from 2 – 4pm.
The menus at etc. incorporate all of Deb’s favorite spices, produce, and global recipes. A succinct wine and cocktail menu includes wines from around the world, select craft beer and a handful of culinary-minded cocktails.
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Deb Paquette is well known in Nashville where she’s lived and worked for the last thirty plus years. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, she became the first woman in Tennessee to qualify as a certified executive chef. She’s been a trailblazer for chefs in the area, a mentor, and consultant to some of Nashville’s best talent. She’s won countless awards and accolades and was the chef/owner of Zola – named in Gourmet Magazine as one of the Top Sixty Restaurants in the United States – where diners flocked to her big, bold flavors for thirteen years.
In 2010, she and her husband, Ernie, closed Zola and headed for the ocean. After stops in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Cape Cod, the Bahamas, and Mexico, the two returned to Nashville. That’s when the owners of Amerigo restaurants made Deb an offer she couldn’t refuse and etch was born in the summer of 2012.
Four years later, Deb decided to open etc. in the Green Hills neighborhood in August 2016. This smaller, more intimate version of etch boasts a swanky vibe with a menu that incorporates all of Deb’s favorite spices, produce and global recipes. A succinct wine and cocktail menu includes wines from around the world, select craft beer and a handful of culinary-minded cocktails. etc. serves lunch and dinner to a heavily local crowd that has been dining at Deb’s eateries for many years.
She has no regrets about coming back to Nashville. “This town has supported and appreciated me, and I want to give back,” she says. She loves being downtown in the heart of the city where she can reach locals and destination-hunters alike. “This is what I do, and I will always do this. I just want to make good food that everyone can enjoy.”
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