Sunday, September 28, 2014

Citico at WindRiver

This has to be worth the drive from anywhere.    
Citico's at WindRiver was the BEST!  

Citico's At WindRiver is located in beautiful Lenoir City at the WindRiver Golf Course. The restaurant is located in a gorgeous mansion by one of the many rivers here in East Tennessee.   The mansion has remained as the original owners had created six years ago. The only change made was the complete kitchen installed in the two car garage.  


The PERFECT Martini with Bleu Cheese stuffed olives  

Our waiter suggested that we begin with a sharing plate of Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pork Belly...the best combination of flavors served with a sweet chili sauce.    

Beef Pot Pie Soup
As we moved to our entreés...Mark suggested the Venison Osso Buco and Smoked Quail with Succotash.  The Venison was perfectly cooked and plated.   Loved the butternut pureé. My Smoked Quail was moist and very flavorful.    The sommelier suggested the wine paring was was most enjoyable.  

Venison Osso Buco

Smoked Quail and Succotash

Chef Robert surprised us with Cornmeal Breaded 
Calamari with dipping sauce  

The wonderful meal was completed with 
two great desserts.....very enjoyable but 
they were NOT light and fluffy....very dense
chocolate stuffed with great flavor.  

Citico's is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings by reservations only.   You can book with OPENTABLE and get immediate confirmations.   I would highly recommend Chef Robert's beautiful notch Food, Ambiance and Service.  All of the staff was so helpful and immediately able to provide any request.    After dinner, our Hostess, offered a tour of the mansion.  Loved all the interior design that was retained with the purchase of the mansion.   Well done, friends....well done!  

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