Niagara’s Great Canadian Winter Lodge is offering travellers a chance to dine under the brilliant light of the winter full moon while taking in views of the snow-covered fairways of Whirlpool Golf Course.
Taking place on Feb. 8, Niagara Parks’ Full Moon Dinner presents a five-course menu of elevated comfort foods alongside seasonal cocktails, local craft beer and VQA wine selections.
Inspired by Niagara Parks’ culinary philosophy of celebrating local food and drink, the Full Moon Dinner begins with a warm-up cocktail reception with spiked hot chocolate, traditional mulled wine and other local beverages, served with warm hors d’oeuvres including a rich baked Gunn’s Hill brie with a Jordan cherry and red currant compote.
The menu then continues through five courses including a savoury Table Rock 1885 ale and Woodstock cheddar soup, as well as braised beef ribeye, venison and bison over roasted root vegetables, a cabernet sauvignon glaze, Yukon mashed potatoes and a Yorkshire pudding cup. A dessert of honey crisp baked apple crumble with vanilla bean ice cream completes the meal.
For those interested, there will also be the opportunity for a true Great Canadian Winter Lodge experience with the option of trying on snowshoes and stepping out on the moonlit trails. These adjustable snowshoes fit over regular winter boots.