“1878 on the Lake” Combines Elevated Menu and Cocktails with Spectacular Lakeside Views
“We designed a dining experience to bring out the best of our amazing location on the lake as well as shine a spotlight on the creativity and skill of executive chef John Billings,” said Dave Sekeres, general manager, Lake Lawn Resort. “We kept our guests and the Lake Geneva community top-of-mind during the planning process, with a focus on creating a premier local dining spot that would be perfect for a special night out or a destination for family and friends.”
Award-winning Chef Billings has created a menu of small plates, sides and timeless main courses with surprising and rich flavor combinations, including house-made cured meats and locally sourced produce. Dishes include:
Bar and Cocktails
In addition to an extensive wine list, the 1878 bar includes a rotating menu of international and local bottled beers as well as creative cocktails such as:
Created to bring the outdoors in while celebrating the original space, the design team brought back the original wood beams and columns of the restaurant and stripped the original wood floors back to their initial state. To modernize the restaurant, designers chose a palette of blues, grays and creams for a relaxing interior that reflects the lake views, which are now more abundant thanks to a much more open and airier layout. New carpet, furniture, lighting, sound, glass, artwork, and stonework complete the fresh look and feel.
Communal spaces have also been re-thought and refreshed, including the 1878 Lounge which features a rebuilt art-deco bar and a mesmerizing kinetic sand art table by Sisyphus. The Fireside Lounge, a historic gathering area for generations of families, has also been updated with a newly built fireplace, carpet, furniture and lighting. The Delavan Room has also been refreshed, which provides diners with an intimate private room for small parties and events, and boasts amazing lake views.
In addition to 1878 on the Lake, other dining options at Lake Lawn Resort include the Lookout Bar & Eatery, available lakeside, and the Isle of Capri Café, a quick-service café serving beverages, sandwiches and wood-fired pizzas. As always, the resort offers custom catering for both onsite and offsite events.
For more information, please visit www.lakelawnresort.com or call (800) 338-LAKE (5253).
About Lake Lawn Resort
Lake Lawn Resort occupies two miles of Delavan Lake’s shoreline, and is the ultimate year-round destination for leisure travel, meetings, retreats, weddings, and events. Part of the Lake Geneva region, just 90 minutes from Chicago, and a short trip from Milwaukee, Madison and Rockford, Lake Lawn Resort is set on over 250-acres of natural lakeside beauty. Property features include Majestic Oaks Golf Course, an 18-hole championship golf course, three on-site restaurants including the brand new 1878 on the Lake, 165-slip full-service marina, a 76’ tour boat, The Lake Lawn Queen, boat and water sports rentals, three pools, a retail outlet, fitness center, Calladora Spa, and 32,000 square feet of adaptable and flexible meeting space in 22 meeting rooms, along with 271 spacious, well-appointed guest rooms. Guests can visit www.lakelawnresort.com or call 262-728-7950 for more information. Delavan Lake Resort, situated across the lake on Delavan Lake, is also managed by Lake Lawn Resort.
Lake Lawn Resort
2400 E. Geneva St.
Delavan, Wisconsin 53115
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