If you like avant-garde cuisine, Spanish food, or both, this place will blow you away. Sophisticated yet comforting food, incredible wine, and an adventurous gin-and-tonic list are set off by the most personal, earnest service in town. Their signature dishes often involve braising or an extraordinary broth. The last one I had was earthy and intense and luxurious—despite being vegan and made from friggin’ strawberries. Everything at Peninsula is high-end yet approachable, which could not be more at odds with its location in a shopping center across from one of Nashville’s thousand new apartment complexes. Do not let that deter you: This is the best of Spain quietly served up in East Nashville, and it is sublime.