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Former Chef of Shuttered Salt & Vine Finds New Start at East Nashville’s Walden

Chef Rahaf Amer’s immediate plans include expanding the menu at the popular cocktail spot

Chef Rahaf Amer
Photo credit: Hannah Schneider Creative

Executive chef Rahaf Amer will spearhead the culinary offerings at East Hill Row’s casual neighborhood bar Walden, which opened in March. Amer arrives from Salt & Vine, which closed abruptly earlier this month. She had been their executive chef since January, when she was promoted from sous chef. Amer, the daughter of two Syrian immigrants, recently curated a five-course meal at Nashville’s Food From Inside the Travel Ban event.

Walden will soon feature an expanded menu from Amer to include a broader variety of small plates. The limited current menu offers hummus, salad, tacos, sandwiches, and pizzas. The bar also serves a small brunch selection from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

“Helping to evolve women-owned businesses in the restaurant industry is a big passion of mine,” said Amer. “I’m so excited to join Walden’s female-dominated team and put my own spin on their culinary offerings.”

Walden is located at 2909B Gallatin Pike.

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