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While I was in Nashville, we had dinner at my favorite restaurant, Virago.  Virago is a very trendy Asian restaurant that has everything from sushi, to Asian-inspired entrees, to fancy cocktails.  The decor makes this restaurant such an experience!  And luckily, the food delivers as well.

You might ask yourself … “seafood in TN?!  TN is landlocked… Yuck!”  Well, I thought the same thing at first.  However, the seafood is flown in daily and as fresh as it gets.

My absolutely FAVORITE thing at Virago is the Wasabi Martini (see below).  It’s tangy and a little sweet with a serious KICK.  AMAZING.  I think I need to try to recreate this at home!

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Wasabi Martini – Stoli, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, wasabi, ginger

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Rose Royal – Poema Cava, Chambord

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Ginger & Lychee Mojito – Bacardi, lychee sake, honey, ginger ale, mint, fresh lime

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Thai Lobster Shooters – Maine lobster, spicy red curry

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Wagyu Sashimi – “Hong Kong Style”, hot sesame drizzle

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Crispy Rice & Spicy Tuna – watermelon “pop rocks”

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Shishito Peppers – wok-charred, peanuts

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Duck Eggroll – spicy ground duck, shittake, Chinese mustard

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Edamame – wok-charred, togarashi, sweet soy

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White Dragon – shrimp, tuna, avocado, cucumber, pickled onions, cilantro and wasabi mayo, wrapped in hamachi and topped with sesame

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Scottish Salmon – Japanese cedar, maple soy

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Sake Steamed Brussels Sprouts

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Coconut Jasmine Rice. OMG!  This side dish is very luscious.

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Wagyu Skirt Steak – a la plancha, green sriracha

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Truffle Black Grouper – steamed, dry miso, yuzu, crispy leeks, truffle oil

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One of the many fabulous signature rolls

As you can see, the food at Virago is innovative and an explosion of flavors!  Next time you’re in Nashville, stop by Virago and see for yourself!

Virago

Website: http://mstreetnashville.com/restaurants/virago

Address: 1126 McGavock St., Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Phone: 615.254.1902

Price: $$$$

Do they take reservations?  Yes, Open Table

Attire? Business Casual / Dressy

Vibe?  Trendy, Chic

Hours: Sushi Daily from 5pm – 12am
Full Menu SUN-THURS: 6pm – 10pm & FRI – SAT: 6pm – 11pm
Close at 10pm on SUN

-Cristina