148 North – Fine Dining on the Collierville Town Square
On a recent Thursday evening my wife and I decided to visit the recently opened “148 NORTH” located on the historic Collierville Town Square.
The fare at 148 North is described as “French cuisine meets southern comfort”. This was truly a unique combination that I was definitely excited to try.
Upon entering we were warmly greeted by the hostess and the manager. We then were seated in the dining room. After intense deliberations, we decided on 3 offerings.
We began with the “Chicken and Waffles” appetizer. The chicken and waffles is a very delicately fried chicken breast atop a waffle. It is then drizzled with a semi sweet cane syrup and garnished with pickled watermelon. This dish was an excellent introduction to Chef Brian Thurmond’s unique style of cooking. I’ve had chicken and waffles a dozen times but this preparation will definitely stand out. The chicken breast was very crispy though moist and tender inside. The cane syrup is what differentiates this dish and melds the chicken and the waffle together in a wonderful way.
Our first entrée was the “Braised Akaushi Short Rib”. If you are a fan red meat but not familiar with akaushi beef, please try it, you will not be disappointed! The beef was incredibly tender and served with root vegetables and rosemary risotto. This fusion of flavors resulted in a truly special offering.
Our second entrée was the “148 Shrimp and Grits”. The shrimp and grits were served in a bowl with collard greens, Allen Benton’s bacon, and Hannah farm grits. This was another dish that I’ve had on numerous occasions, but not like this. This preparing was a testament to using quality ingredients. The result was a harmony of flavors that was satisfying and delicious.
We concluded by thanking our waitress for her attentive service. She then informed us that 148 North is open for lunch daily and brunch/lunch on the weekend. After the remarkable dining experience we just enjoyed, I’m sure we’ll be returning to 148 North in the very near future.
148 North is located at 148 North Main Street, Collierville TN (901) 610-3094
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