Dine in our Adirondack Restaurant
A stay at Friends Lake Inn would not be complete without a romantic meal in our regionally acclaimed Adirondack restaurant. Our Chef’s imaginative New-American cuisine is prepared from the freshest local ingredients with creative seasonal menus. Guests can choose to dine in our elegant main dining room or enjoy a more casual meal in our taproom featuring regional microbrews. After a good night’s sleep at our Adirondack hotel, visitors enjoy a hearty made to order breakfast. Exceptional Adirondack lodging & a memorable dining experience awaits.
Breakfast at Friends Lake Inn
Open to Inn guests and the public
Open Daily 8:00 – 10:30 am
Main Dining Room in our Adirondack Restaurant
Policies: All parties of 5 or larger require a credit card at the time of booking. There is a $25.00 per person fee for a party cancelled after 4:00 pm on the day of the reservation. For our guests’ convenience, a standard 18% gratuity will be added to parties of 5 or more.
Upstate New York Wine Pairing Dinners
All of our wine events are sumptuously themed five course dinners created by our Executive Chef Scott Dewar, paired with wines under the direction of our Manager & Wine Director Paul DiCresce.
All wine dinners start at 7:00 pm with a reception with light hors d’ oeuvres. Dinners are five courses paired with five wines. Casual commentary during the wine dinner. Menus for wine dinner will be available two weeks before the event.
Wine Dinners are held once a month September thru June.
Upcoming Wine Dinners
Wines of Italy
Friday, September 19th, 2014
In ancient times, the Italian peninsula was commonly referred to as enotria, or “land of wine,” because of its rich diversity of grape varieties and many acres dedicated to cultivated vines. In more ways than one, Italy became a gigantic nursery and a commercial hub fortuitously positioned at the heart of the Mediterranean for what would become western civilization’s first “globally” traded product: wine.
Italy’s prominence in the global wine industry has in no way diminished despite millennia of history. The sun-drenched North-South peninsula that extends from the thirty-sixth to the forty-sixth parallel embodies pockets of geographical, geological, and climatic perfection between the Upper Adige and the island of Pantelleria for the production of quality wine. Italian tradition is so closely grafted to the vine that the good cheer and easy attitudes associated with wine culture are mirrored in the nation’s temperament.
Please join us as we tour Italy, sampling wines from many of its great regions. Executive Chef Scott Dewar will match these great wines with equally great dishes. Greg Taylor from Frederick Wildman & Sons will provide commentary.
$85.00 per person, Special Lodging Packages starting at $359.00 per couple!
The private wine cellar dining room accommodates parties of 8 to 14 at one large dining table. Comfortable Mission-style furniture and an antler chandelier grace this space, which guests enter after passing by a glass-enclosed section of the cellar, housing a portion of the Inn’s extensive wine collection.
A credit card is required at the time of booking. There is a $25.00 per person fee for a party cancelled with 24 hours of the reservation.
All Wine Cellar Reservations require an $85.00 per person minimum total bill. If under, a service fee of the difference will be applied.