This series may be focused on having the best food year of your life, but to paraphrase a great philosopher, a journey of a thousand meals begins with a single breakfast. You can’t have the best food year without having the best food day. So we talked with chefs who spent the last year travelling and eating in preparation for their fantastic new projects to share their ultimate food itineraries. The only requirement was that they had to be able to eat everything in a single day. Here, take tips on where to go and what to eat from French legend Alain Ducasse (who just opened Rivea at the Delano Las Vegas), Italian entrepreneur Mario Carbone (of the new Carbone, also in Vegas) and Stephanie Izard (who will dive into Chinese flavors at Chicago's upcoming Duck Duck Goat). To start, though, here's your new Nashville hot list from F&W Chef-in-Residence Andrew Zimmern, who's new show Meter's Running is greenlit for next year.
Nashville, Tennessee – by Andrew Zimmern
Zimmern is as well traveled as any chef in the world, but for his perfect food day, he picked the criminally underappreciated food scene in Nashville.
- Alain Ducasse and the Mystery of the Blue Hill Butter
- Andrew Zimmern's Favorite Noodle Dishes Around the World
- Stephanie Izard’s Ultimate Brunch Dish
“Monell’s is an old-world southern charmer in a 150-year-old building with family-style food. It’s the breakfast joint of my dreams. They just might have the best fried chicken and tomato-onion salad in the South.”