Despite the funny name, Hillbilly Tea means serious business when it comes to brunch.
A few weekends ago during a visit to Louisville with my parents, we discovered this rustic gem downtown. It’s decorated like an old farm house with wood floors that creak when stepped on and a hodgepodge of mismatched furniture that somehow fit perfectly together. The owners clearly had a theme in mind and they stuck to it, down to every detail. Just look at the way they do tea service on a small piece of wood!
The brunch menu, printed beautifully on linen, had me struggling to decide on just one thing. So I chose three things: the Cushaw Pumpkin Salad with Biscuit Croutons & Molasses Dressing, Corn Pone, and a side of bacon. What in the world is corn pone, you say? It’s cornbread-like, not sweet at all, and is either baked or fried. In searching the internet, there doesn’t seem to be any consistency in corn pone recipes. But however they make it at Hillbilly Tea is the way I want to make it! Delish!
I thoroughly enjoyed everything I ordered and took several photos to capture the beautiful Cushaw Pumpkin Salad and Corn Pone in all their glory. Not until I devoured everything did I realize the pictures didn’t save to my phone 🙁 #foodbloggerissues
I do have a photo of my dad’s Bourbon Bread pudding! We had to keep him from licking the plate it was served on, but he was nice and let my mom and I each have a bit–I’ve never had meringue on top of bread pudding before!
Mom had the Hillbilly Scramble which looked quite tasty. Overall, it was a fabulous dining experience and I’m trying to convince people to go back with me. Driving from Nashville to Louisville for brunch isn’t extreme, right? Sigh…
Until I make it back, I’ll be experimenting with some corn pone recipes and trying to recreate the molasses dressing on my salad. If you’re in the Louisville area or passing through, be sure to check them out! They also serve lunch and dinner, which I’m sure are just as good!