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A Great Day on the Lake: Week 2 of our Fall Wine Series Cruise

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

From the desk of Burgess Newsom,
Food & Beverage Director at Lake Lanier Islands Resort

Much like a day on the Legacy Golf Course, any day on Lake Sidney Lanier is a great one. This past Sunday was that much greater for those cruising the lake on the Island Queen in this installment of our Rediscover the Lake: Wine Series Cruise.

This weeks featured destination was brought to life through a sampling of Mediterranean favorites. Working from the coastal regions of France, Spain and Italy, LaFayette Selections provided a tier strucutre that was perfectly suited for the culinary selections of Chef Klein’s culinary brigade. Window’s Chef Kevin Allen, in unison with Food and Beverage Intern Drew Fraiser, started the event off with a taste of Northern Italy. Borgo del col Alto Prosecco was a bold choice as an opener, but the crowed enjoyed the full bodied flavors with notes of peaches and hazelnuts. Rounding out the Italian experince was a brilliant paring of Grilled Shrimp, Smoked Paprika and Lemon Marmalade with Borgo Reale Sangiovese di Puglia.

Reds continued to rule the day. Next up from Spain, the Panuello Cab/Merlot followed by Casita Mami Old Vine Garnacha. This beautiful wine from Navarra with notes of cherries and fruit friendly finish paired nicley with White Anchovy and Beaufort on Crostini. The finale centered around a strong finish from Provence, highlighting a well structured Syrah from Chateau Val Joanis. The 2007 vintage boasts a deep purple hue with notes of cherries, red berries and fruits. This well balanced find was a great companion to Chef’s sweet confections of truffles, pralines, macaroons.

A little cloud coverage aside, it was a wonderful day for food and wine discovervies. Drew and Kevin invite you to join them next week, October 7th, for an adventure with Pinot and Pork. We will showcase great Pinots from Southern California to the great Northwest. Be thinking Meiomi…

- Burgess

 

Intern Drew & Chef Kevin preparing one of the courses during week 2 of Rediscover the Lake: Fall Wine Cruise Series

Coming up this Sunday: The Best of Pinot & Port…

Wedding Showcase News

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Pictured from Left (Katia Fulks, Team leader Celita Davis-Fritch & Michelle Bryan) in our newly renovated Grand Ballroom.

Score one for the Lake Lanier Islands’ wedding team! With sincere consideration given to all of the reviews and comments that were shared from our last event in the spring, the girls from Something Blue pulled off a phenomenal fall season Wedding’s Showcase last weekend, with over a 180 “brides to be” in attendance and 30 vendors displaying their collective works. Team leader Celita Davis-Fritch, along with design elements from Blair Simpson and team, presented a series of vignettes strategically laid out to highlight various creations and state of the art wedding accoutrements designed to enhance any bride’s magical moment.

Upon arrival, guests were greeted by an delectable assortment of Stationed and Butler-passed Hors D’Ouevres from our new weddings menu selections. Featured items included Mini Crab BLTs, Asparagus in Puffed Pastry with Asiago Cheese, Malibu Coconut Shrimp and Chicken Tandori Satays. Our Culinary team continued to wow the attendees with a series of food stations uniquely created to offer strolling reception fare for wedding receptions. Executive Chef Michael Klein was on hand, working the room and discussing the intricacies of transforming food elements into special events. Interactive fare that captures lasting impressions while adding an air of convivality for hungry wedding guests. With several cutting edge creations on hand the big winner by far was, as always, comfort food:

Mac n’ Cheese Three Ways

Sharp Cheddar, Chorizo and Roasted Vidalia Onion

Asiago-Parmesan Cheeses with Pinot Grigio, Snow Crab, and Roasted Red Pepper Crumble

Smoked Gouda, Chevre, Julienne Vegetable, Mushrooms and Spinach

Additional Toppings:

Bacon, Shaved Parmesan, Sun Dried Tomato, Micro Basil, Scallions, and Roasted Garlic

 

Great job to the creative team and a heart felt thanks to all who participated. For more details, menu options and photos please visit our weddings website at http://www.lakelanierweddings.com.

Fall 2012 Athletic Events & Races

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Come out and enjoy the best weather among the best surroundings here at Lake Lanier Islands Resort

It’s no wonder why there are so many more races in the South during the late Summer, Fall, and early winter months. It’s simply THE BEST time of year to not only be outside, but be active as well.

It’s not too hot and it’s not too cold. It’s just right for a little outdoor athleticism! We’ve compiled a list of our upcoming races being held here at Lake Lanier Islands and we hope that you’ll come out and enjoy not only the weather, but the chance to support physical fitness and wellness. In fact, we believe wellness should always be a top priority, which is why we constantly work to provide wellness programs for our corporate travelers staying at Legacy Lodge, as well as an extensive selection of both hiking and walking trails encompassing every one of our Islands. See the list of all our trails and download a map.

Lake Lanier Islands Triathlon | September 30th, 2012

Hosted here at the beautiful Fall grounds of Lake Lanier Islands Resort, the Lake Lanier Islands Triathlon not only pushes you to your limits as an athlete, but also takes you on an amazing voyage across our charming Resort.

Swim across the waters of Sunset Cove where water temperature should be in the 70’s. Bike through a looped course that is very fast with only one small hill on the course. Run across flat terrain with lots of shade during the entire course. Experience the Lake Lanier Islands Triathlon at one of the most scenic courses in the South. Read More

Lanier Under the Lights 5K | November 11th, 2012

This 5K run/walk winds through 3.1 miles of towering Christmas light displays as part of Lake Lanier Islands Resort’s Magical Nights of Lights.

THIS RACE BENEFITS:
Marine Corps, Toys for TotsBring an unwrapped toy or a check valued at $10.00 or more for entry into a raffle with several great prizes. Hamilton Mill Christian Church’s, Secret Santa MissionHelps to fund local community outreach missions. Read More

 

NEW: Gianni’s Delivery

Friday, August 31st, 2012
Beginning tomorrow, September 1st, 2012, Gianni’s Italian Bistro & Pizzeria will now feature a delivery option for those at Legacy Lodge, Legacy Villas & The LakeHouses at Legacy.

Featuring a scaled-down menu as compared to our vast selection of options for dining in at Gianni’s, Gianni’s Delivery focuses on their top-notch pizza and calzone selection.

See the menu

Fireworks on Sunday Night

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Be sure to come out on Sunday night, September 2nd, and enjoy the fireworks with us here at Lake Lanier Islands. Fireworks will begin after dark.

Banks & Shane 40th Anniversary Concert

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Banks & Shane played here at Lake Lanier Islands this past weekend. They had their full band backing them up at Peachtree Point Amphitheater played long into the night, often rousing fans from their seats and out onto the dance area in front of the stage. See a clip of the fans getting into the moment here:

 

See all our photos from the concert here on our flickr page.