One of Nashville’s most intimate and unique experiences, The Catbird Seat is destination dining for adventurous eaters. While the chefs at the 22-seat restaurant rotate every few years, they all have a few things in common: They are expertly trained and wildly inventive, always pushing the culinary envelope. Watch as the team prepares umami-laden seaweed pasta with scallop “bottarga” before your eyes and ask their expert sommelier to help you find the perfect pairing, either by course or by the bottle. It’s special-occasion dining, to be sure, but they don’t take themselves too seriously, as you might suspect by ending the night with something like the world’s most delectable deconstructed Snickers bar. At the time of writing, The Catbird Seat was once again poised to change hands, with chefs Will Aghajanian and Liz Johnson taking over the kitchen in 2019. Having done stints everywhere from NOMA in Copenhagen to Mugaritz in Spain, these chefs leave no doubt that new wild and wonderful concoctions are on the way.