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High Peaks Resort-Lake Placid

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High Peaks Resort-Lake Placid

catnip | Nov 30, 2008 07:12 AM

Well the High Peaks Resort is the remodeled($30 million dollars worth) Hilton Hotel and the food is fabulous.
3 separate restaurants in the place ;at the bar,in the main dining room,and a tapas selection to boot.
We had the Thanksgiving Brunch that was 100% better than the brunch the old Hilton has been putting on for years.
The chef cut the number of entrees down a lot and improved the quality so that the food was gourmet.
Colossal shrimp instead of the usual mediums and large,the juciest,most tender turkey I've ever eaten,and a dessert table with every item cooked fresh in their kitchen by their own pastry chef!
I didn't know where to start eating and I couldn't even eat a sample of all the outstanding food they had on their buffet tables.
Their new bar (a new Dancing Bears lounge) was relocated downstairs and looks out onto Mirror Lake and they serve the same fine foods as the main dining room and ,in addition,have an outstanding bar menu.
Their sandwiches,which we had for lunch,were just full of meat and not those portion control items that you find elsewhere.
Nothing on the main menu is over $17.95 so that you won't go broke eating a fine meal.
Until 12/19 prices on their food in the lounge is based on the closing of the Dow Jones closing average so,for example on 11/21 a jumbo shrimp cocktail was $8.04 and the rooms were priced accordingly also($80.40/night).
This was a swell way of getting business and has gotten a lot of media play throughout the country.
We had the baby back ribs,several smoked turkey-filled rubens and several jumbo shirmp and the price was $.8.04 for each item---what a bargain!!!
Throughout the buffet the banquet manager visited each table asking patrons if everything was all right and he spent most of the time just getting compliments on his and his staff's outstanding service and at the fine food;(we were listening to people talk.).
This is one place you will want to try when you visit Lake Placid.
The 2nd night there we ate at the Interken Inn behind the Mirror Lake Inn.
As usual the service and food was impeccable.
We ate at the bar and not in the main dining room and you have a choice of their full dining menu or a smaller bar menu which is really gourment.
I had the black truffle fondue,which I usually have,and others had the pulled pork sandwiches and crab cakes.
This place is consistently outstanding in both service and the quality of food served.
The chef even sent out a complimentary appetizer for us all which was was a portion of salt pork covered in one of the tastiest sauces I've ever had.
This item I hope to see on the menu soon also.
This place is not to be missed also for gourmet food as well!!!
We didn't get to try the newly reopened Lake Placid Lodge(which burned last year).
We had cocktails there after dinner and we saw their sumptuous menu as well but alas we had to leave the next day.
We'll try this next time up;perhaps someone else here will have tried the food there and will report back to us.
Good eating all!!!
Catnip

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