TerraMae Appalachian Bistro has been described by Travel + Leisure magazine as “Chattanooga’s buzziest new restaurant.” That’s for good reason—since opening almost a year ago, TerraMae has made waves with its innovative take on regional cuisine. TerraMae focuses not on broader Southern food, but specifically on Appalachian cooking with a modern twist, made with ingredients grown on the restaurant’s own farm.
Chef Shelley D. Cooper uses innovative techniques to create a menu that celebrates flavors from the peaks of Maine to the foothills of Tennessee and Georgia, running the whole gamut of the Appalachian Trail, but rooted especially in Southern Appalachian foodways. Sous Chef Jason Morgan has worked with Chef Shelley before in kitchens all over the world and has helped her push TerraMae’s unique cuisine to the next level as they embrace this season’s freshest produce.
The restaurant also features the latest décor, with handmade mahogany and iron tables in the bar and dining room custom created by Industrial Farmhouse. The tables are designed to create a communal dining space for regular hours and chef’s table event. TerraMae regularly offers events such as wine tastings, cooking demos, and special pairing menus. The space was designed to accommodate these, as well as private events booked by guests, all in comfortable elegance.
There’s always something new to see and taste at TerraMae’s lunches, dinners, brunches, and special engagements. Visit their downtown restaurant at 122 E. 10 St. to get a whole new meaning to “fresh and local” and try Chattanooga’s most creative cuisine! For reservations, visit terramaechattanooga.com or call (423) 710.2925.