Unexpected treasue in this rural college town
Ivy Wild is an unexpected dining pleasure in this rural college town, located about 45 minutes from Chattanooga, TN.
Open Thursday-Sunday evenings only, Ivy Wild has an innovative seasonal menu offering entrees more typical of urban fine dining. Nifty presentation flourishes seem to be the chef’s passion, to wit: a single appetizer slice of creamy local cheese decorated with a wing-like cracker and a tiny flower and encircled by dots of jam-like delights.
Aged, locally sourced beef is typically atop the menu with a crispy duck breast, grilled salmon or sautéed sea bass likely companions. Service is mountain-friendly and the décor simple but inviting with a dark wood and paper-lantern ambience.
On the upper end of moderately priced, Ivy Wild seems to cultivate repeat visitors for a way-better-than-average evening out in this small town in Tennessee. BYOB with modest corkage fee.