Announcing Cascades American Café
The modernization of a Nashville and Gaylord Opryland tradition
Nashville, Tenn. (Vocus) March 3, 2010 -- One of the most heavily patronized restaurants in the resort industry
and in Nashville is newly opened with a new name, a fresh look and an enticing, forward-thinking array of new
menus. Today Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn. announced the transformation of the 22-year-old
Cascades Seafood Restaurant into the new Cascades American Café.
“What our loyal patrons and new guests will see is a fresh, crisp looking Cascades with a new entrance,
furnishings and serving dishes. However, the most significant change is what they will have the opportunity to
taste,” said David Sacco, vice president of food and beverage, Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.
“Our new menus at Cascades American Café are inventive and still include the freshest seafood that is available
in Nashville, but also present an equal emphasis on farm and garden entrees.”
Cascades American Café is one of Gaylord Opryland’s four signature restaurants. It is a combination of sparkling
waters and sumptuous gardens complimented by the smiles of unobtrusive but attentive professionals surpassed
only by one thing: the menus. Executive Chef Forrest Parker created a new culinary concept for the restaurant,
which is the only outlet in the resort serving three meals daily.
Displayed on the dinner menu is a generous array of “seasonal suggestions from American waters” such as the
Oyster Sampler from “three American coasts” and Crispy Fried Calamari with Sunchoke Tartar Sauce. Examples
of “farm and garden” entrees are Braised Pot Roast Bolognese accompanied by House Made Spaghetti Chitarra
and Pecorino Sardo, followed by Harris Ranch Bistro Steak with Pepper - Gravy Elvis Fries. Parker will change
the Cascades American Café menus seasonally.
Parker brings his southern training and commitment to local and sustainable ingredients plus more than 16 years
of restaurant experience, knowledge an