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International Flavors

A Culinary Journey Around the World Without Leaving Nashville

Nashville has become a global culinary hotspot, attracting chefs from around the world to share their roots and talents. For authentic international flavors, there is no need to travel far and wide—the Nashville food scene creates a world tour without leaving the city.

The Iberian Pig

The Iberian Pig, a haven for tapas enthusiasts, offers an extensive selection of imported cheeses and cured meats. Executive Chef Anthony Pell’s B.W.D. is a must–try: applewood bacon-wrapped Medjool dates with hazelnut romesco. Castellucci Hospitality Group President and CEO Fred Castellucci expanded to Nashville “to introduce the Pig’s vibrant personality, bold flavors and social atmosphere to a city whose food culture has always inspired us.”

Anatolia

Brothers Huseyin and Harun Ustunkaya brought Turkey’s rich culinary traditions to Nashville. Their restaurant, Anatolia, specializes in shish kabobs, seafood and vegetarian dishes, and the Anatolia Eggplant is a standout favorite.

Lyra

For a taste of the Middle East, Lyra offers a contemporary take on traditional flavors and spices. Chef and Owner Hrant Arakelian transformed the frittata-like Persian Kuku Sabzi into a vegan Socca—a soft-textured chickpea batter dish. Lyra’s new quick-service restaurant, Vega Shawarma, will feature hummus, pitas and sandwiches.

Santo

Under the creative direction of Executive Chef Chancellor Boyd, Santo offers an eclectic Mediterranean menu. Dishes like the Focaccia French Toast and Cactus Pear Tart highlight Boyd’s artistic approach to cooking. Part of Siege Hospitality, which has launched beloved spots like Epice, Santo, is a warm, elegant dining experience with food and wine from all areas that touch the Mediterranean Sea.

Chauhan Ale & Masala House

Co-owner and Executive Chef Maneet Chauhan blends her Indian roots with her love for traditional Southern cuisine at Chauhan. Its global selection of wine, cocktails and beer secures its status as a prominent Nashville ethnic restaurant.

For authentic international flavors, there is no need to travel far and wide—the Nashville food scene creates a world tour without leaving the city.

  • Anatolia
  • Santo
  • Lyra
  • Chauhan Ale & Masala House
  • Iberian Pig - Photography: Andrew Thomas Lee