Recently I was invited to check out LakeHouse at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress– a new, full-service restaurant that blends contemporary dining with the comforts of home. Themed to capture the latest trends in family dining, LakeHouse overlooks the resort’s private Lake Windsong and offers upscale breakfast, lunch and dinner options, as well as, cocktails and small bites throughout the day and evening.
The $2.8 million redesigned, 6,350 square-foot restaurant, formerly known as Cascade, seats 206 guests in a stylish, welcoming setting with day-lighting, wood finishes, sleek stone surfaces and metals that showcase Florida’s natural beauty in a peaceful, yet energizing environment.
With an inviting color palate of white, grey, blue, light yellow and orange hues, guests will feel at home in four distinct dining areas including the Sunroom, Kitchen (where their breakfast buffet is served), Dining Room and Bar. Additionally, the LakeHouse herb garden serves as a walk-through sanctuary showcasing the natural elements that add a touch of fresh flavor to the menu. It also serves as a resting place for the restaurant’s signature Florida Sun Tea to complete its natural brewing process. The chef and his team use the herbs from the garden in their dishes and signature cocktails. How cool is that?
“Hyatt’s global philosophy –Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served.–focuses on offering guests and associates healthy food and beverage options generated by the local community, says Executive Chef David Didzunas. This philosophy guides LakeHouse’s food and beverage planning from the operational level to the guest experience. With this long term strategy, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress will continue to anticipate and satisfy the evolving preferences of its guests, ensuring that travelers have more options to fit their needs and lifestyles while staying in Orlando.”
The well-stocked bar features an extensive selection of wines-by-the-glass that complement the menu, draft and bottled beers (a lot of them local), along with signature hand-crafted cocktails that were created in-house by their amazing bartenders. On my recent visit I was able to try the Fuzzy Mule (think Moscow Mule meets Fuzzy Navel) and the Flamingo Cooler (in honor of Dave). Both were totally different and so amazing!
Their menu has so many AMAZING things on it and I was happy that we were able to try a few different items as I never would have been able to pick just one. From amazingly fresh sushi, to grilled shrimp cocktail, to shrimp and grits – there is something for everyone. If you check them out in the mornings they offer a breakfast buffet in The Kitchen area of the restaurant that has everything your family could want. Talk about a great way to fuel your family before a day at the parks!
For dessert we went over to The Kitchen to check out a few of the delectable treats they have to offer. I tried their brownie sundae, but talk of the Deconstructed Strawberry Shortcake caught my attention and I had to learn more. They supply the fixins and you build the dream your way with fresh sweet sun glazed strawberries served in a stacked jar with house-made orange zested scones, strawberry topping, and vanilla scented whipped cream. Oh. Em. Gee. We got to try samples of it all put together and it was killer.
No matter the time of day, LakeHouse makes sure that you are properly fed and fed well. I think on my next visit I may just have to sit at the bar to watch the bartenders in action and check off a few more items from their F&B small bites menu.
What would you want to try at LakeHouse?
*Disclosure: As a guest of Richeson Communications I was treated to a complimentary meal at LakeHouse. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.