Cascades Restaurant Roseville California Dining & Entertainment

Note: this restaurant is closed for business...it was great while it lasted!

Cascades Restaurant, 1420 E. Roseville Pkwy., Roseville CA 95661 Call: (916) 788-9707

If you're looking for flavorful faire in a menu that offers something out of the ordinary, Cascades Restaurant may be your best bet for a tasty meal when visiting Roseville and California's Gold Country. Roseville, once a sleepy town outside of Sacramento, now is the cosmopolitan neighbor featuring food, entertainment and arts. There are a number of great dining choices for fine dining in Roseville but a special treat at Cascades is the smooth jazz played several nights each week. Cascades is the ideal place to take a date, to pamper your clients or to celebrate a special occasion. The warm ambiance, tasty meals, great bar & wine list and live music all blend into one delicious experience.

 

Starting with appetizers such as the Dungeness Crab Cake with Fire Roasted Corn Salsa and Avocado Lime Vinaigrette or Seared Diver Scallops & Prawns in Thai Curry Sauce and Crisp Vegetables, the gourmet dishes are sometimes exotic and usually complex. When you order a salad, for instance, you normally won't receive a bowl of chopped iceberg. The mixed greens may include Candied Walnuts, Shaft Bleu, Shaved Onion and a Citrus-Mustard Vinaigrette. Another delicious offering is a Baby Spinach & Goats Cheese Salad with Crispy Pancetta, Nicoise Olives, Roasted Shallot and Grape Vinaigrette. The dressings do not overwhelm the ingredients in these great salad renditions.

Hearty meals such as Fettuccini with Sautéed Prawns, Organic Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Pistachio Shrimp Cream melt in your mouth. Seafood doesn't get much better than the Paella with Clams, Mussels, Prawns Chorizo, Chicken, Fish, Peas, Roasted Pepper & Saffron Risotto. For the beef eater, life doesn't get much better than the Australian Filet Mignon served with Potato Gratin, Garden Vegetables, Blue Cheese Butter and Pinot Jus. Other great options include Crispy Skin Duck Spiced Pears, Colorado Lamb Tagine or a Double Cut Sterling Pork Chop.

 

When it's time for dessert, you may have loosen your belt a notch but you can't forgo the incredible, rich cheesecake or cobbler with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream perfection melting all over it. 

Great chefs move around in the restaurant business but when we dined at Cascades, Executive Chef Stephen Sims was our hero. Combining his great preparations with Gold Country wines and an excellent jazz trio that had diners putting down their forks to applaud, a meal among friends at Cascades could not have been finer.  While the items mentioned here were available when this review was written, menus change so you should check out the offerings and live music schedule before you go.

 

 

What's especially nice about Cascades Restaurant is its location near several popular hotels. Less than half a mile from the Residence Inn By Marriott Roseville, Fairfield Inn By Marriott and Courtyard By Marriott Roseville you can actually walk from the hotel to the restaurant for a great lunch. Catering and special events functions can be arranged at this upscale, casual dining venue.

Owned by restaurateur Keith Simpson, Cascades staff, menu and decor reflect a level of quality and service you'd expect from someone who's been in the business and knows how to market a great product. Simpson also owns other restaurants and a catering company at South Lake Tahoe, California.

 

For information on planning your trip to this area of the world, contact Placer Valley Tourism, 300 Harding Blvd., Suite #109, Roseville, CA  95747. Phone: (916) 773-5400. www.placertourism.com