NEWS & HAPPENINGS FROM WINDRIVER LAKEFRONT & GOLF COMMUNITY
Citico’s CHEF ALLEN’S FALL RECIPE
Chef Robert Allen shares his favorite recipe for fall. pg.1
Come inside the party of the season as Citico’s celebrates turning two! Plus a list of our accomplishments. pg.2
Tom & Evy Conwell explain what brought them to WindRiver. pg.4
Highlighting our stunning WindRiver homes & homesites. pg.5
IN THIS ISSUE: COVER STORY: CITICO’S 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! We go inside the Anniversary party
as Citico’s celebrates turning two.
HOMEOWNER SPOTLIGHT Tom & Evy Conwell have lived all
over the country. See what led them
to land at WindRiver.
COMMUNITY PROGRESS WindRiver is reaching more people than ever with a record number of
property tours in 2016.
WINDRIVER PROPERTIES We showcase some of the featured
properties at WindRiver. Highlighting custom homes and homesites.
Welcome to WindRiver A NOTE FROM OUR DEVELOPER Welcome to the fall/winter issue of The Lakeside View and a truly special time of year in East Tennessee. For those of us lucky enough to live here, we’re anticipating the endless variety of oranges, reds, and yellows that color the landscape in autumn. Of course, around here, we’re also focused on one particular shade of orange... that worn by the Tennessee Volunteers! But, the truth is, whether you cheer for the Vols, root for another school or don’t follow college football at all, Tennessee is a welcoming and lovely place to call home. Take the boat out on the clear waters of Tellico Lake; join a group of friends at the Top of the Hill Grill after a round of golf or a pickle ball match; stretch your legs with a walk on the nature trails; relax on the back deck in your favorite chair and watch the evening sun disappear. These are the moments that define the WindRiver experience. This year we celebrate Citico’s second anniversary. We are so proud that our fine dining restaurant is continually ranked among the best places to eat in Knoxville. If you haven’t experienced a wonderful meal at Citico’s, come by this Fall. You’ll be in for a treat! This Fall we also celebrated our 2nd annual Oktoberfest. The whole month was filled with fun events and activities. It was a huge success and we thank everyone that came out for sharing your weekends with WindRiver! On behalf of all of us at WindRiver, I’d like to wish you a wonderful fall and holiday season, and offer my sincerest thanks and appreciation for your continued interest and support. I look forward to seeing you at WindRiver, and in the meantime, I hope you enjoy our fall/winter edition of The Lakeside View.
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AUTUMN IS IN THE AIR AT
CHEF ROBERT ALLEN’S FAVORITE FALL RECIPE Citico’s own Executive Chef Robert Allen shares one of his favorite recipes and which wine to serve it with!
MARYLAND STYLE CRAB CAKE Ingredients:
Jumbo Lump Crab Old Bay Red Bell Pepper Diced Shallot small diced Garlic Powder Salt and Pepper to taste Mayonnaise Dijon Mustard Whole Egg Panko Bread Crumb
1 Pound 2 Tablespoons 4 Tablespoons 1 Tablespoons 1 Table Spoon 1 Cup 1 Tablespoons 1 1.5 Cups
PREPARATION: Combine ﬁrst six
Pairs great with
ingredients in a large mixing bowl, being careful to not break up the crab too much, incorporate well with a wooden spoon. In a separate bowl combine mayonnaise, dijon, and egg. Pour over the crab mixture, be sure to coat the crab well with the dressing and keep as large of pieces as you can. Add the panko to the mixture and combine thoroughly.
OUR IN HOUSE SOMMELIER RECOMMENDS...
Schug Chardonnay Carneros, CA Crab and Chardonnay are a very classic pairing, think of this wine as the drawn butter for your crab claws! Carneros, the southeastern part of Sonoma, and a region shared with Napa Valley, has a cool enough climate to host rich styles of Chardonnay, ‘sur lie’ aging and some new French oak add complexity, while still maintaining the balanced acidity necessary to keep this wine fresh on the palate.
TO PREPARE CRAB CAKES:
Use a Sauté pan or griddle with a thin layer of olive oil. Sear the cakes until brown and ﬂip cooking both sides. Finish cakes in the oven at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.
Serve with Remoulade sauce.
1. A beautiful time of year to enjoy our Harbor & Yacht Club. 2. The fall weather creates the ultimate golf backdrop. 3. The perfect place to tie the knot. 4. WindRiver is ready for fall! 5. World-
Class Golf in your own backyard. 6. Miles of trails
for outdoor fun!
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It is hard to believe it has already been two years since Citico’s opened its doors and introduced guests to a fine dining experience on Tellico Lake as special and unique as its setting. To celebrate this occasion, the WindRiver developer, staff, club members, friends and family came together to celebrate in style.
When asked about the two-year anniversary, WindRiver Developer Joe Ayres had this to say: “It is a momentous occasion that has been made possible by all the great people at WindRiver, by our great staff and by our common goal of making everything at WindRiver the very best that it can be—a truly unique and enjoyable experience you won’t find anywhere else.” 4.
The celebration was another in a series of tremendous successes for the community as a whole, including receiving the “2016 Best of the Best award for Best Lake Community” by Ideal-Living magazine. One thing is for certain, Citico’s has a wonderfully delicious future ahead of it. Happy Anniversary, Citico’s and here’s to many, many more.
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Anniversary Party at Citico’s Restaurant & Club Members turned out in full-force to celebrate. 1. Heavy hors d’oeuvres were served including a decadent seafood display with crab claws, shrimp cocktail and northeastern oysters. 2. WindRiver Director of Events Danyelle McGrath. 3. Joe Ayres chats with WindRiver Director of Golf Kyle Hodges. 4. Our guests enjoying the party in progress. 5. Executive Chef Robert Allen with WindRiver guests. 6. WindRiver guests enjoying each others company.
BEST Culinary Experience
AWARDS & ACCOLADES:
IN TWO SHORT YEARS CITICO’S HAS ACCOMPLISHED SO MUCH! With our Executive Chef Robert Allen, Executive Sous Chef Bastian Giesecke, our In-house Sommelier and a whole team of
chefs and wait staff working together to make
each visit the best dining experience possible,
it is no wonder Citico’s Fine Dining Restauant and Club has excelled as quickly as it has over the past two years—being recognized for a series of awards and accomplishments. Chef Allen was quoted as saying “Great food is the key to our success and I look forward to continuing our standard of excellence.” Awards won by Citico’s: (From top
East Tennessee FOOD FESTIVAL
to bottom) Ideal-Living, Best Culinary Experience 2016, Wine Spectator, Award of Excellence 2016, 1st place in the East Tennessee Food Festival, a beneift for Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, 2015 Diners’ Choice winner for Open Tables Best in Knoxville.
LEARN MORE about our fine dining restaurant and club at Citicos.com
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H MEOWNER SPOTLIGHT TOM & EVY CONWELL
Pictured above: Tom and Evy Conwell
When Tom and Evy Conwell made the decision to move to Knoxville, they were no strangers to the experience of relocation. During Tom’s career with General Motors, the company transferred their family to 11 different locations around the country—most recently Detroit. “We’re used to moving, and we’d seen quite a few spots,” Tom says. “We always knew we were going to move to the
865.986.0009 BRUNCH AT CITICO’S Join us on Sundays at our award-winning restaurant, Citico’s for brunch. Don’t forget to bring your friends!
Southeast. It was just a matter of where.” Seasoned consumers, the Conwells did what Tom called “a lot of homework” before deciding on WindRiver near Knoxville. “The active lifestyle, the cost of living, the amazing boating, the climate, the location—when you added it all up and looked at the things we like to do, it was number one,” Tom says. “This area is like northern Michigan on steroids. It’s just beautiful and much more balanced. The boating season lasts almost the entire year.” Read the full story online! Visit WindRiverLiving.com
WindRiver continues to grow in 2016. With OVER 400 property tours we are seeing more interest in our beautiful lakefront & golf community than ever before!
865-317-3093 OUTDOOR DINING AT TOP OF THE HILL GRILL
400+ PROPERTY TOURS
Offering outdoor dining Tuesdays through Sundays featuring delicious food from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Catch all the college football action during the fall on our big-screen TVs!
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An all-time record high for visitors to WindRiver in 2016.
2017 Ice-Breaker Golf Tournament
Sales to date
JANUARY 7th | 10:00 am | Lunch to follow
Kick off the new year with WindRiver as we play through the elements in this off-season, rain or shine golf tradition! Then stay for a delicious lunch prepared by our own executive Chef Robert Allen! Call 865-988-0370 for more information.
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We have 30 sales so far this year. This is up from 17 last year.
WINDRIVER PROPERTIES is the leading listing and sales group for WindRiver real estate transactions.
FEATURED PROPERTIES OF WINDRIVER WindRiver offers the ďŹ nest selection of homes and homesites available along the welcoming shores of beautiful Tellico Lake. Offering a selection of larger, custom estate homes and low-maintenance, single-family cottages, there is a home for everyone at WindRiver.
15855 Lighthouse Pointe Dr. | Bedrooms: 5
Listing Price: $1,995,000
| Full Baths: 5 | Half Baths: 2
Acres: 0.910 Square Feet: 5,911
13049 Lighthouse Pointe Dr. | Bedrooms: 3
| Bedrooms: 3
Listing Price: $798,000
| Full Baths: 3 | Half Baths: 1
Acres: 0.36 Square Feet: 3,524
Listing Price: $713,000
| Full Baths: 2 | Half Baths: 1
Acres: 0.59 Square Feet: 2,870
973 Zepher Drive
761 Castaway Lane
110 E Highlands Circle | Bedrooms: 3
Listing Price: $563,350
| Full Baths: 2 | Half Baths: 1
Square Feet: 2,191
Listing Price: $389,000
One of a few remaining lakefront lots. | Acres: 0.74
12925 Lighthouse Pointe Dr.
Listing Price: $279,900
Beautiful golf front homesite on the 8th hole fairway! | Acres: 0.60
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Welcome to The Lakeside View, a bi-annual publication of WindRiver. WindRiver is a stunning lakefront resort community just minutes from Kno...