Monday, April 9, 2012

Seasons Café – Casual but Upscale

I’d heard a lot about Seasons Café in the west Knoxville area.  Laurie had eaten here before, but this was my first visit.  It has a reputation for quality as well as for being a little pricy.  The good news is that it was lunch time…which is a great time to test higher priced venues.

Seasons Café describes itself as serving innovative American cuisine in a casually sophisticated atmosphere.  They go on to say that their American Bistro style menu is designed around moderate pricing with high-quality preparation and presentation.  They wanted to create a comfortable and casual environment of distinction where guests will find unparalleled service and product at a reasonable price.  So…how did they fare with their mission and goals?

The interior of Seasons Café is indeed very comfortable and casual.  Given the build-up by friends who’ve eaten here, it was actually a bit more casual than I’d expected.  As you can see, business was good… It was just too cold outside for patio dining.

Laurie opted for a light lunch… There are 4 flatbread choices offered at lunch only.  They range in price from $11.75 to $12.75.  Laurie went with the Fire Grilled Shrimp with Pesto.  This is described as Oven roasted corn, sautéed spinach and artichoke hearts…under a creamy layer of melted cheeses.  She gave me a bite…and we both agreed that her lunch was delicious!

Trying to be ‘good’, I ordered fruit with my Chicken Saltimbocca Ciabatta ($10.75) This sandwich is described as Sauteed breast of chicken…delicately seared with prosciutto and covered in melted mozzarella cheese…served with pesto mayonaise, oven roasted tomato and baby spinach leaves.  To be honest, it would be a challenge to serve a better chicken sandwich than this!  It was very, very good!

One other plus… One of my pet peeves is when restaurants serve unripened fruit… That wasn’t the issue at Seasons.  The fruit was fresh and just ripe enough…
OK… We like Seasons Café for lunch.  Note: other than Specialty Hamburgers, Seasons doesn’t have any sandwiches on their dinner menu.  The most expensive sandwich on the lunch menu is $12.50.  Service was pleasant and effiecient without being rushed.  We will be back soon in order to experience the dinner menu!
Seasons Café is located in the Renaissance Center in the Farragut area.  Address: 12740 Kingston Pike, Suite 106, Knoxville, Tennessee 37934.  Phone: 865-671-3679.  Website:
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Thanks for stopping by for lunch!
Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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