by Connie McMullen
Over the holiday I had the experience of visiting The Cheesecake Factory located inside Meadowood Mall in Reno, after an exhausting day of shopping. What a surprise and treat! Not only was the menu impressive, but the selections listed were outstanding choices.
The Cheesecake Factory was created to perfect the upscale casual dining experience in 1978 with the opening of its first restaurant in Beverly Hills, CA. More than 40 years later, The Cheesecake Factory is known across the globe for its extensive and creative menu, generous portions, distinctive décor and legendary desserts.
With more than 250 menu selections – all handmade, inhouse with fresh ingredients – and more than 50 signature cheesecakes and desserts, there is truly “Something for everyone” at The Cheesecake Factory.
After shopping among large crowds, The Cheesecake Factory was geared up to accommodate. Escorted to a secluded table we ordered and quickly snacked on the famous Brown Bread The Cheesecake Factory is so known for. The brown bread, soft and doughy, has been on the menu nearly from the start. It is delicious and perfectly baked.
While waiting for our order, I looked over the wine and spirit menu...which is well supplied with the best by glass and bottle. Ordering a favorite white wine, nothing was more comforting aside a great relaxing atmosphere.
Listings on the menu were large and wide ranging for all tastes. If rich, creamy cheesecake is not your first selection, and there are many tempting offerings, salads, burgers, fish, beef, or a large listing of sandwiches will generate anticipation in ordering.
The Cobb Salad is layered with chicken breast, avocado, blue cheese, bacon, tomato, egg and mixed greens, while a seared Tuna Tataki Salad features fresh Ahi lightly seared and served rare with avocado, tomato and mixed greens. Both dishes do not disappoint.
Other featured dishes include a variety of pizza, soups, and hamburgers, served with French fries or green salad.