Capitol Grille’s Executive Chef Tyler Brown has emerged as one of the leaders of the industry through cultural sustainability – a movement that embraces new techniques but honors the region’s culinary roots.
The Capitol Grille’s relationship with the Double H Farms garden at Glen lets Chef Brown (whose other title is Farmer Brown) link the farm and the table. His vegetable garden gives him organic, heirloom vegetables in season. In 2012, Brown took on cattle farming with Double H Farms, a 250-acre property, owned by The Hermitage Hotel, in White Bluff, TN. There Brown tends to 125 head of cattle – mostly Red Poll – which are his choice for a well-balanced breed of beef cattle.
Since Tyler Brown has been at the Capitol Grille, it has become known for food that has ambitions, but no pretensions. Whether his guests are music celebrities, famous politicians, powerful business men and women – or just folks, he wants everyone to feel comfortable, welcome and well-fed.
Brown is a member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, and is currently on the board of the Nashville Farmer’s Market.