Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Grand ReOpening of Red Lobster in Knoxville

My last visit to Red Lobster in Perry GA was a great treat. This trip brought us to the newly revamped Red Lobster in Knoxville.   The restaurant has had a complete renovation reminiscent to Bar Harbor, Maine.  

We began our evening with Crab and Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms, 
Coconut Shrimp, Spicy Buffalo Chicken Bites and Sweet Chili Shrimp. 

Each Appetizer was nicely presented and very tasty  

Our second feature was the Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup and Caesar Salad.    Nice...very flavorful and enjoyable.   This soup really could be a filling main course.    Another new menu item is the Bar Harbor Salad featuring dried berries and honey roasted pecans with blueberry balsamic cheese crumbles served upon request.  

Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Classic Caesar Salad

Our capable servers were ready for the entreĆ© orders.   As usual, I asked my Server to surprise me with their favorites.   I was served the new Salmon New Orleans...blackened and topped with shrimp and a spicy Tabasco beurre blanc sauce.   Also we enjoyed sampling the Wood Grilled Pork Chop with Mashed Potato,  and the Wood Grilled Lobster, Shrimp and Scallops.  All were nicely prepared and full of flavor.   Nice presentations.   

We were also treated to Tilapia with Roasted Vegetables
prepared in a parchment bag.   This dish was very good.  

After finishing our great meals, we couldn't leave without trying some of 
Red Lobsters new desserts.  

The Strawberry Cream Shortcake, The Chocolate Wave and
their Key Lime Cheesecake with Raspberry sauce.  

I really enjoy Red Lobster and would dine here regularly.   But I have to admit we were invited guests from the Darden Corporation, owners of Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Capital Grille and Seasons 52 among others in their restaurant family.  A special Thank You also to Costa Communications Group in Winter Park, FL.   Vanessa Tostes and Summer Walker were so nice to provide this evening's dining and entertainment.  Along with Vanessa, Crystal, District Manager and Christina General Manager welcomed us.   Thank you again for a wonderful evening and we look forward returning to explore the  new items featuring the Bar Harbor theme.  

.....and one more thing!!!  How could I forget.  
We were treated to a new lunch offering....Lobster and Grilled Cheese with Fries!  
Boy oh boy...that was really good.  

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