Our restaurant in Farragut TN is one of a kind, and you won’t want to miss out on dining with us! Since we’re still new to the food scene in the area, we wanted to share some fun facts about our restaurant we thought you would like to know. Here are the top 5 things you should know about Elkmont Station.
1. The food is unmatched.
Our chef has crafted a menu of delicious offerings you won’t find anywhere else in town. The seared scallops are buttery and covered in bacon cream for an extra punch of flavor. Another shared plate people won’t be able to get enough of are the tempura fried green beans that are served with roasted chili aioli. For a light bite, you can’t go with with our roasted beef salad over a bed of spinach apple, caramelized fennel, and burnt orange vinaigrette or our southern peach salad over baby greens, bleu crumble, and pecan praline. For the main course, a southern classic everyone will love is the shrimp and grits, but you also can’t go wrong with low country bouillabaisse or short rib gnocchi.
2. Our menu changes with the seasons.
Elkmont Station’s executive chef, Aaron Ward, has created our unique menu to be a one-of-a-kind dining experience. He has created a one-page menu that will change with the seasons to focus on local ingredients and flavors. So if you visit us in the spring and then again in the fall, you’ll find a completely different menu. Although our food offerings may change during the year, our signature drinks and unique style will continue to be something you’ll come to know and love.
3. The executive chef has created menus for multiple restaurants.
Chef Ward has worked with developer Kirby Smith for several years, and Elkmont Station isn’t his first restaurant where he’s completely designed the food and drinks. He has created the food plan for more than 15 single concept restaurants, including Scrambled Jake’s, a popular brunch restaurant in Knoxville.
4. We offer handcrafted drinks.
Just like with our food, the drinks are handcrafted with precision for an unparalleled experience. We will come up with our own seasonal beverages you’ll want to try, along with a set menu created by our top mixologists. You’ll find the perfect food and drink pairing to make your night incredible when it comes to flavor.
5. Our name is inspired by the Wonderland Hotel in Elkmont.
Many people wonder where Elkmont Station stems from. We took inspiration from the Wonderland Hotel that was a huge part of tourism for wealthy Knoxvillians that would vacation in the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park before it was established. You’ll pick up hints from the roots of our name in the decor, names of our drinks and food, and more.
Now you know a little more about Elkmont Station, and we hope with learning more about us, you’ll be intrigued to dine with us! Have questions about our menu or something else? Reach out to us, and we would be happy to answer any questions you have!