57 is starting out pretty darned well. An on-time departure on Wednesday 19h put us in Versailles KY after an incredibly lovely “horse farm detour”, for a taste of a restaurant I have been looking forward to for a couple of years. This might be my favorite day of my “birthday trip” to Nashville – I guess the anticipation of what was to come and our first meal out of the door being fantastic contributed. Wallace Station did NOT disappoint – GO THERE if you can! In fact, it’s really not far and worth a drive in the country as its own destination.
Located in an old general store in an old railroad town, Wallace Station served me one of the best sandwiches I have ever had – Hot Country Ham and Pimento Cheese, panini pressed. I’m pretty finicky about both my ham AND my pimento cheese, so high praise indeed. My side was Bean Soup with Cornbread. Of course I make the best cornbread in the world, but this was a close second. Gordon got a cold sandwich and I’ve gotta tell you I was so into mine that I have no idea what he got, but he loved it. Next time, if I can resist a re-order, I’ll get the Inside Out Hot Brown. Don’t expect fancy; and relax about the flies. Don’t miss their bakery case either – we were too full but had to order a lemon bar (about 5×5”) and a savory scone to go because why not? These were enjoyed in our fabulous “home” in Nashville’s Germantown a couple of days later, because when we met my brother and his wife lo and behold she had made me a fabulous birthday cake – Butter Pecan Coconut!! SOooooo moist! So, lunch at 11, cake at 4, and Skull’s Rainbow Room at 6:30 for some more fabu dinner (swordfish) and jazz. We’re too freakin’ old to be able to wait or the 11PM Burlesque Show; maybe next time I’ll force some caffeine…. And so the pounds begin. Tune in next week for day 2.