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Dinner in Etch's Private Dining Room

  • May 28, 2013 · 6:00 PM

Please sign up for the wait list if you want to go as spots are opening.  I've turned on the manual wait list for this event since I may be charged for no shows.  If a spot opens, I will go down the waiting list in order to give you a chance to sign up.  If you join the waiting list and I don't have your phone number, you might want to send it to me as I'll only wait a day before contacting the next person.  The week of the event I'll move much faster through the waiting list.  Thanks!

Several of you have suggested that we try Etch.  I reserved Etch's private dining room which only seats 12.  It looks like 2 can't make it so I raised the limit to 14 as they will cancel if others can go.  It wasn't easy to get a reservation, and I had to give them my credit card number in case we have no shows.  I may be charged a penalty for each no show depending on the total amount our group spends.  If you rsvp yes for this meetup and don't cancel 24 hours in advance and I'm charged a penalty, I will ask you to reimburse me.  I dined at Etch for the first time last month and was very impressed.  I look forward to dining there again with you!

The room can be reserved at 6:00 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. so that's why the meetup starts at 6:00 p.m.

Etch is the newest culinary venture from Chef Deb Paquette and is located in the ground floor of the Encore tower in downtown Nashville.  Etch features an array of global flavors and decadent desserts.  In her 13 years as Chef/Owner of Zola, Deb received accolades for Nashville’s best chef and Nashville’s best restaurant multiple times.  Nashville restaurants are many, but Etch sets itself apart with bold flavors and colorful presentations.  The cuisine at Etch is complemented by the comprehensive wine list, featuring an extensive collection of wines from around the world.  Guests can also enjoy their modern take on classic cocktails, along with a variety of eclectic beers and regional drafts.

While Etch does not have on site parking, they do offer valet service for lunch and dinner.

My cell number is [masked] if you don't spot me or are running late.

Etch's phone number is [masked].

Link to website and menu: http://etchrestaurant.com/

Etch's last health score was 98 on March 14, 2013. You can look up the history of any restaurant at this website.

http://www.nashville.gov/Health-Department/Environmental-Health/Food-Protection-Services/Food-Inspection-Scores.aspx

Our RSVP policy "When you rsvp yes for a meetup, we ask that you attend or change your rsvp to “no” no later than 24 hours prior to the event. This will allow an opportunity for other members to make a reservation/move from the waiting list to going or allow the event host to call the restaurant and lower the reservation number if necessary. If a member habitually doesn’t attend a reservation or cancels a few hours before the meetup which hurts the chances of others to attend, we may have to remove that member from the group. We also ask that members are courteous to staff at the restaurants we frequent to ensure our group will be welcomed back. Thanks!"

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  • Cacey L.

    This looks like it was so much fun!!! I'm so sad that I missed it, but maybe Derek will host another event at Etch since this was such a success. *Hint hint* *wink wink* LOL

    Glad everyone had a great time!!

    1 · May 30, 2013

    • Derek

      Cacey, we decided that night that Etch deserved another meetup as we all wanted to try other items on their menu. I'll schedule it again in a couple of months, likely August. I really liked our private dining room. As much as I love Wild Iris and Melting Pot, Etch may be my favorite restaurant now.

      May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a really great time! Lots of interesting folks, looking forward to more good food and good times. :) Thanks to Derek for hosting!

    1 · May 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Michael, I am just now seeing that you left the dinner party so that i could bring my friend tonight. That was incredibly generous of you and I feel terrible! I would not have allowed that, had I known Thank you for your kindness

    1 · May 29, 2013

    • Michael J. E.

      As it turned out I was staring at edit rules while listening to Irish Rock until 6PM anyway. Hope your friend enjoyed the restaurant. My stupor made for a relaxing duck dinner for Snowball and me later that night.

      May 29, 2013

  • Robin B.

    Great meeting everyone!

    1 · May 29, 2013

  • Beth 3.

    Wish I was there and not eating a power bar in the Baltimore airport!

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • Michael J. E.

    Leaving so Karen can bring her friend.

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • Michael J. E.

    I am still able to join you tonight, but I'll leave so that Karen can bring her friend.

    May 28, 2013

  • Derek

    Hi. Karen has requested to bring a guest, but no spots are left tonight. If you see that you won't be able to join us tonight, please update your rsvp as soon as possible so her guest can attend. Thanks!

    May 28, 2013

  • Reggie

    My schedule just opened up since one can't go to choir rehearsal and sing when one has lost their voice. Don't need a voice to eat!:-) see ya tonight!

    May 28, 2013

  • Cacey L.

    I won't be returning from the holiday weekend until tomorrow. =(

    May 28, 2013

  • Beth 3.

    I am so disappointed that I cannot attend!

    May 27, 2013

  • Lannae

    I wish I could go! I have a dinner meeting and I am sure your meal is going to be better.

    May 27, 2013

  • Beth 3.

    Can anyone take my place (plus one ) for this event? I have to go to Virginia for a late notice business trip. This is a great restaurant and you won't be disappointed!

    May 26, 2013

  • Lora

    Sorry I can't make it to this Tuesday. Forgot I had other plans. :-(

    May 26, 2013

  • Richard P.

    I've had all sorts of house guests this May. I'll get back to Meetup events in June.

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this!:)

    May 23, 2013

  • James Q

    I'm planning to go kayaking, so freeing up a spot.

    May 23, 2013

  • Michael J. E.

    We have a major software release that day and don't want to risk not showing up.

    May 22, 2013

  • Sue W.

    Would love to be going! I just have conflict that evening.

    May 7, 2013

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