WRITTEN BY Tamberlyn Dobrowski
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Andrea Behrend
Peachy hit Nashville and had a wonderful time checking out the hot spots for drinks, food and music. With so many places to try, we took the city by storm and each night had two or three places lined up for drinks, appetizers and entrees.
Next spot…Rolf and Daughters!
To continue our culinary journey, we headed to Rolf and Daughters, a bustling, cozy spot in Germantown. Chef Philip Krajeck is a pasta connoisseur. His squid ink chitarra, served with clams, calabrian chili and sourdough bread, is divine. The drinks are almost as destination-worthy as the food. You do not need a reservation for the large communal table that runs the length of the restaurant; expect a wait, but it is definitely worth it.
Having spent a large portion of his life in Europe, Philip Krajeck’s cooking influences come from staff meals prepared at his culinary/hotel school in Switzerland where he was introduced to rustic Italian family-style dining. He brought that style of cooking back to the US and worked in several different kitchens, ranging from a seafoodfocused restaurant in Florida to a French restaurant in Atlanta.
After many years conceptualizing the restaurant, Rolf and Daughters opened in 2012. Rolf and Daughters takes the Italian influences of Philip’s earlier years and adds his knowledge and skill set developed over the years. The result is a place that is fun, delicious and even a bit rowdy at times. On a typical night, you will hear hip hop music while guests pass around wooden boards with chicken liver pâté and bowls of pasta. It’s a fun environment that is all about the food—patrons are encouraged to have a great time, enjoy the food and drinks and leave full and happy!
Rolf and Daughters
700 Taylor Street