Nashville’s Proper Saké tasting room, in the city’s sliver of a Pie Town neighborhood, is debuting a new dumpling menu very soon. Coming in late October, a secret dumpling party last night gave partygoers a taste of four distinct dumpling options — something that’s hard to find in Nashville.
Options at the party included an obligatory hot chicken dumpling with chili oil and pickle and a dumpling stuffed with gulf shrimp served in sake butter and lemon juice. A huevos con chorizo dumpling came with a salsa verde, and the fourth option was a pork and chive blossom dumpling in black vinegar for dipping.
Proper Saké, Nashville’s first saké brewery and tasting room, opened in late 2017 at 628 Ewing Avenue. It’s the passion project of owner Byron Stithem, who previously spent time working at Husk Nashville and Clover Club cocktail bar in Brooklyn, before branching out into the saké business. They serve flights and individual glasses of unpasteurized special release sakes and a new Japanese style dry lager.
Proper Saké’s tasting room is currently open on Fridays, from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 9 p.m., but expanded hours including Thursdays and Sundays are coming soon.
- Proper Sake [Official Site]
- Tennessee’s First Saké Brewery and Tasting Room Opens in Nashville Later This Month [ENASH]