Thursday, February 5, 2015

Getting “Goozy” in Green Hills

I have been lucky to have delicious jobs in my career which I’ve written about a few times, herehere and here. My latest job-related eating adventure was at client Goozy’s recent blogger event. Goozy is Nashville’s first dessert bar, and wow is it good. I have been craving sweets like no other with this pregnancy, so I was especially excited to get to sample a number of menu items.

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Goozy is the creation of Christie Hauck, of Christie Cookie (which he no longer owns) and Bravo Gelato fame. He says he and his lovely wife Melissa created Goozy to satisfy all of their vices in one place – the shop features gooey grilled cheeses, boozy shakes, a killer beer list, ultra-decadent desserts and even a turntable to play his 30-year-old record collection on. It’s a small space behind Corner Bar in Green Hills (Hobbs and Hillsboro Pike) but there’s a LOT going on.

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When you walk in you’re greeted by a colorful display of Bravo Gelato.

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I started the night off with a Bourbon Salted Caramel Milk Shake (sans bourbon for now). It did not disappoint!

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Before we got too far into desserts we started off with some savory fare. Tomato Basil soup was up first.

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The charcuterie plate is a must-try. The three cheeses were so flavorful and complex. The selections vary; ours included an aged French goat cheese, a piquant blue and a firmer, tangier one, that I didn’t catch the details on. I was too busy snacking!

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And then we got into grilled cheeses. This first one is called The Nashville and features pimento cheese, pickles and Benton’s bacon. So indulgent yet so good.

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Next was The Parma, with mortadella, prosciutto, roasted red peppers and arugula. I also tried the Brie, Turkey, Pear. All outstanding, and there are so many more!

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Don’t you just love Creme Brulee? The berries were soaked in some kind of liqueur and the sugar was perfectly burnt.

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Sometimes desserts are prettier when you dig into them!

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Next up was the Chocolate Molten Cake with a caramel drizzle and vanilla gelato. So classy.

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I mean look at how “molten” that is!

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I love when food bloggers get together. There’s as much photographing as there is eating.

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Beyond the food, there are many little details around the shop to note. You can choose to play a record from Christie’s collection or you are welcome to bring one of your own!

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I love the chicken wire on the wine racks.

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We also tried the skillet cookie, and it was just perfect.

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Especially when it gets melty and messy in the cast iron. Oh so good.

Desserts we also tried that I was too busy sampling to snap a picture of included:

  • Croissant Bread Pudding
  • Warm Apple Crostata
  • Dark Chocolate Raspberry Molten Cake with Coconut Gelato

PLEASE check out the full menu. There are also some killer salads, artisan cocktails, and really good coffee drinks included.

I’m thankful to be part of the Goozy team, and extra thankful to have a place to satisfy my pregnancy sweet tooth and then some!

 

One Response to “Getting “Goozy” in Green Hills”

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    hadley — February 10, 2015 @ 7:54 am

    Well this sounds right up my alley! Literally thinking I may come to Nashville a day early and try this place! With you, of course 🙂

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