Redesigned Restaurant Retreat

Experience healthy, locally-sourced, farm-to-table cuisine while looking out at the beautiful 21-acre Lake Windsong at LakeHouse, the newly renovated Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress restaurant. The 6,350-square-foot restaurant, formerly known as Cascade, went through a $2.8 million redesign and reopened in December 2015.

LakeHouse seats 206 guests in four distinct dining areas: sunroom, kitchen, dining room and bar. An inviting color palate of white, gray, blue, light yellow and orange, accompanied by day-lighting, wood finishes, sleek stone surfaces and metals that showcase Florida’s natural beauty, will help guests to feel as if they are in the comfort of their own luxurious lake house.

“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 guest would find and enjoy in their own private lake house retreat,” says 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.”

The restaurant follows industry trends as outlined by the National Restaurant Association’s What’s Hot Culinary Forecast for 2016 by offering locally-sourced meats, chef-driven fast-casual concepts, healthful kids’ meals and sustainable seafood.

Specializing in fresh, regional flavors, the menu features a combination of gourmet dishes and home-style favorites, including: The LakeHouse Benedict, poached farm eggs on avocado toast with Canadian bacon, roasted tomatoes and hollandaise, for breakfast; Turkey and Brie flatbread, topped with artichoke pesto, roma tomatoes and baby arugula, for lunch; Blood Orange Mojito, featuring silver rum, blood orange juice, soda water, mint leaves and lime, for happy hour; Homestyle meatloaf for dinner; and for dessert, Deconstructed Strawberry Shortcake, fresh sun-glazed strawberries served in a stacked jar with house-made orange zested scones, strawberry topping and vanilla whipped cream.

The LakeHouse herb garden serves as a walk-through sanctuary –showcasing the natural elements that add a touch of fresh flavor to the menu and also a resting place for the restaurant’s signature Florida Sun Tea to complete its natural brewing process. This full-service restaurant is open from 7am-10pm daily. Dinner reservations are encouraged but not required.

Story appeared in the March/April 2016 issue (pg 58) of Orange Appeal magazine.

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