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LakeHouse restaurant opens at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

by Banks Lee

LakeHouse at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Enjoy healthy, locally-sourced, farm-to-table cuisine inside LakeHouse, a new full-service restaurant at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

Themed to capture the latest trends in family dining, LakeHouse overlooks the resort’s private Lake Windsong and offers upscale breakfast, lunch and dinner options, as well as, cocktails and small bites throughout the day and evening (7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily).

LakeHouse is on-point with industry trends as outlined by the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) What’s Hot Culinary Forecast for 2016 to include locally-sourced meats and seafood, chef-driven fast-casual concepts, healthful kids’ meals and sustainable seafood.

“True trends evolve over time, especially when it comes to lifestyle-based choices that extend into other areas of our everyday life,” noted Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of the National Restaurant Association’s research and knowledge group.

The $2.8 million redesigned, 6,350 square-foot restaurant, formerly known as Cascade, seats 206 guests with day-lighting, wood finishes, stone surfaces and metals that showcase Florida’s natural beauty.

“LakeHouse’s open concept design features home-inspired accents including stylish pendant lighting, three-dimensional wall coverings, communal tables, casual tablescapes and chef’s kitchen islands – comforts guests would find and enjoy in their own private lake house retreat,” explains Area Vice President and Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress General Manager Pat Engfer. “We invite guests to feel at home as they dine, meet and sip in comfort and style while enjoying stunning panoramic views of Lake Windsong.”

Specializing in fresh, regional flavors, the LakeHouse menu features a unique combination of gourmet dishes and home-style favorites including:
• Breakfast:
– Energize Me: Grilled Banana Bread French Toast with Maple Pecan Butter, Whipped Cream Cheese
– The LakeHouse Benedict: Poached Farm Eggs on Avocado Toast, Canadian Bacon, Roasted Tomatoes, Crisp Ciabatta, Hollandaise Sauce
• Lunch:
– Grand Cypress Club “The GCC”: Open Faced, Oven Roasted Turkey, Applewood Bacon, Cheddar, Vine Ripe Tomatoes, Garlic Aioli on Brioche
– Turkey and Brie Flatbread: Artichoke Pesto, Roma Tomatoes, Baby Arugula
• Dinner:
– Home Style Meatloaf: Smashed Grilled Root Vegetables, Shiraz Gravy, Crisp Shallots
– LakeHouse Bowl: Scallops, Clams, Garlic, Onion, Tomato, White Wine, Lemon Butter Herb Broth, Shaved Fennel

With a color palate of white, grey, blue, light yellow and orange hues, guests will be seated in one of four dining areas including the Sunroom, Kitchen, Dining Room and Bar. Additionally, the LakeHouse herb garden serves as a walk-through sanctuary showcasing natural elements. It also serves as a resting place for the restaurant’s signature Florida Sun Tea to complete its natural brewing process.

“Hyatt’s global philosophy – Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served. – focuses on offering guests and associates healthy food and beverage options generated by the local community,” said Executive Chef David Didzunas. “This philosophy guides LakeHouse’s food and beverage planning from the operational level to the guest experience. With this long term strategy, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress will continue to anticipate and satisfy the evolving preferences of its guests, ensuring that travelers have more options to fit their needs and lifestyles while staying in Orlando.”

Visit GrandCypress.Hyatt.com to learn more about LakeHouse or make a reservation via OpenTable.

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1 comment

Michael February 24, 2016 - 4:02 am

Been going to the Hyatt Regency since it opened 30 years ago. It’s a amazing hotel. As for the LakeHouse Cafe, it’s OK but it was sad that the waterfall and statues were taken down.

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