Sunday, April 4, 2010

Flemings Prime!!--Knoxville

 Flemings Prime Steakhouse has done it again!!    I keep trying different restaurants...but I always have to return to Flemings.   The cozy heavily wooded interior reminds me of some the great Chicago restaurants.  

We just returned from their Easter Brunch.   A three course Prix Fixe Easter Menu ($29.95 per) began at 1130AM through 3PM.  When entering the restaurant...the staff is promptly at your service with the doors being opened by attentive, caring people.

Our waitstaff quickly appeared and began to impress once again.  Our waiter, Matthew quickly suggested their Peach Blossom for the day's featured cocktail.   Very nice...topped with champagne.   Very refreshing and potent.

We began our dining adventure with their Fruit Salad topped with a Honey Sour Cream dressing.   Also, the Lettuce Wedge was available along with the entire menu available if you would choose.   We ordered the Fruit Salad...enjoyed it immensely..but also could have enjoyed this selection as dessert.   Very good..nice selection of cantaloupe, honey dew, watermelon, pineapple, blueberries and raspberries.   The presentation was beautiful.

Our entree selections continued with the Filet Benedict on buttermilk biscuits with hash brown potatoes and green beans.  My selection was the Beef Tenderloin and Vegetable Frittata with hash brown potatoes and green beans.  All the beef selections  were served with hash browns and green beans.   I would have expected the Chef to be a little more creative on each of the plate accompaniments.   The table next to our comfortable booth was raving about the Lump Crab, Asparagus and Swiss Cheese Frittata with hash brown potatoes and green beans.    They also included a Stuffed French Toast, A Smoked Ham Chop and the fresh menu was rounded out with Smoked Salmon and Toasted Bagel with sliced red onion, cream cheese, sliced tomato, and fried capers.    Our Server recommend a great Maison Louis Jadot Pinot Noir.  

To round out the delicious choices, we headed to the Dessert Selection which included  Walnut Turtle Pie, Crème Brûlée, and Cheesecake.    Each selection included Fleming's Chantilly Whipped Cream.    A tasty cup of coffee finished this elegant presentation.   Looking forward to the next visit with our attentive hosts.  

October 3, celebrate my birthday, we rejoined Flemings for a wonderful dinner.   They are still delivering the best of the best in dining.  Here are a few new pictures I had to share.  

Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

Beautiful Club Setting

New Small Plate featuring Filet Bites with Porcini Risotto 

The Chocolate Celebration Cake

Pleasant Tablescape

Chef's Special...Rib Eye with Grilled Shrimp and Sweet Potato Purée

New Small Plate featuring New Zealand Lamb Chops with Pistachio Pesto

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