When nothing else will do but pure culinary excellence, set your sights on a visit to Seasons 101. Located at the Historic Central Hotel in downtown Sevierville, this eatery offers a casual dining experience to remember. It all starts with top chef Deron Little, known for whipping up delicious seasonal fare and walking the floor to check if patrons are satisfied. The rest of their crew is equally dedicated to providing the best service, ensuring you love every visit to their restaurant.
Each season, the menu changes to keep things fresh and ensure the kitchen can use the freshest local ingredients in every dish. To do that, the chef works with the crew to develop dishes and cocktails encapsulating the season’s best flavors. This may mean Fall Ravioli for autumn, while the summer months may bring Strawberry Salad to the menu. They don’t just recycle last year’s menus, either. It’s all dreamed up on the spot to make visiting whenever you’re in town worthwhile.
Although the food is the star of the show, that’s not all they offer. The ambiance and décor have received rave reviews from visitors, creating a cozy and elegant environment. Despite that, the atmosphere is casual, never stuffy, making it a great place to kick back and relax after a long day. You’re welcome to come by whenever they’re open, whether you want the entire spread or just prefer to nosh on dessert while sipping cocktails.
To ensure you get a table, it’s best to make a reservation by phone or through their website. They’re happy to accommodate solo diners and large groups. Just let them know how many will be dining and your preferred arrival time to book your spot.
Seasons 101 most popular fare includes:
The Fall Ravioli offers a unique blend of warm autumn flavors that’ll keep you returning for more. To create this dish, the chef prepares the mascarpone butternut squash ravioli from scratch using fresh, local ingredients. Once that’s done, it’s tossed in a cream sauce and served alongside perfectly grilled chicken.
Seasons Ultimate Burger
For the ultimate burger experience, treat yourself to the Seasons Ultimate Burger without hesitation. This dish starts with fresh ground chuck and lean beef brisket pressed into patties and grilled to perfection. Then, it’s placed on a hearty toasted ciabatta bun with cheddar and pepper jack cheese, roasted peppers, caramelized onions, portobello mushrooms, and pesto mayo. You also get your choice of sweet potato fries, natural cut fries, house salad, or fruit to round out your meal.
Walnut Encrusted Barramundi
Want a meal that’s not only delicious but you can feel good about it, too? Get the Walnut-Encrusted Barramundi during your visit. This dish features sustainably sourced barramundi filet encrusted in crushed, seasoned walnuts. After that, the fish is fried until perfectly flaky and plated with cheddar cheese grits, caramelized shallots, and apple cider beurre blanc.
If you’re looking for somewhere special to start your weekends, plan to come by for brunch. Starting at 11 a.m., their crew happily serves the full brunch spread, ranging from Black Angus Benedicts to Italian Chicken Ciabatta. Their brunch cocktails are second to none, as well. You’re always able to get classic Mimosas or Bloody Marys, of course, but it’s worth trying their signature Poinsettia at least once.
-Lunch service has recently been discontinued due to their two sister restaurants opening in downtown Sevierville this fall and winter. Brunch is still from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the weekends, and dinner service starts at 4 p.m. seven days a week.
-Check their website for weekly specials, like Aww Shucks It’s Monday when you can get deals on fresh oysters on the half shell each Monday from 5 pm to 9 pm.
-Want to swing by for happy hour? Plan your visit for between 4 pm to 5:30 pm nightly.
-Not sure what wine to order? Ask your server for recommendations, and they’ll provide insights on what wine pairings work best.