Five Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Walworth County

Top o’ the morning to ya! You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Don your shamrocks and pour yourself a Guinness, its time to paint the town green. Join the fun March 13th though 17th with these five festive events to help you celebrate just like a leprechaun.


1. Drink around the Ring of Kerry: You can’t celebrate traditional-irish-coffee-nutmeg-nanny-1518198304Saint Paddy’s day without a little spirit(s)! Join the Delavan Lake Store & Lounge for their Irish Cocktail Experience: a sampling of four classic Irish cocktails Friday March 14th at 7:00 pm. Be sure to purchase your tickets early, as this is always a very popular event. Sláinte!

2. Bag Pipes and Pub Bites:  If you love the bag pipes and traditional Irish music, come on out to Postscript Pub in Delavan for a St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebrationdownload.jpg full of live music and delicious food! Let your ears savor the tunes while your taste buds enjoy classic corned beef and cabbage and lamb stew. And if you prefer to leave the cabbage to the more adventurous eaters, you can still order off their yummy regular menu.  Don’t forget to pair your meal with some green beer.


3. More Than Small Potatoes: You’re in luck, The Abbey is once again hosting their St. Patrick’s Day Buffet Saturday March 14th. The culinary team has prepared and expanded their menu to include Shepherd’s Pie, Irish Cheddar & Stout Mac n’ Cheese, and Corned Beef & Cabbage, among other traditional flavors.  Make your reservations soon, as they can disappear as fast as a rainbow.


4. Lions and Leprechauns: DgAMiKpgamXNHORWnYYUSK6B.jpgThe Irish love their traditions, and so do the Delavan Lions Club. Join them on Sunday March 15th for the 57th Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner.  Delight in all you can eat Irish fare or take it to go as a carryout at the Village Supper Club.   Tickets are available at Stienbrink’s Piggly Wiggly, Bradley’s, Nobel Insurance, and the Village.

5. A Walk in the Irish Woods: Did you know that Lake Geneva has a rich Irish history? Join historian Pamela Meyers at the Geneva Lake Museum for Tuesday @2, March 17th at 2:00 pm for a special presentation about the Irish settlers of the Irish Woods!


So go out and channel your inner Irishman or Irishwoman and have a shamrockin St. Paddy’s Day weekend here in Walworth County.


Flavors of St. Patrick’s Day

St Patrick's Day stampAlthough St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the world, its traditions in America started during the Irish immigration to the U.S. in the 1840’s. Irish American immigrants were in search of comforting tastes of their homeland. While pork and bacon products were out of their price range, they had to find a substitute. Beef brisket was the most affordable meat at the time, so the Irish adopted cooking methods from other cultures to bring flavor and diversity to their celebrations of St. Patrick.

Now, corned beef and cabbage is one of the most popular dishes associated with this holiday, and local restaurants are applying their own special cooking methods to this classic meal, along with other delicious dishes for everyone to enjoy.

Grandview_CornedBeefCabbage.jpgSt. Patrick’s Day Specials
The Grandview Restaurant, Lake Geneva
March 11- 17, 2019

The Grandview Restaurant has put together a full menu if Irish themed specials! Enjoy their hearty Bangers and Hash for a robust breakfast. But swing in for lunch and enjoy a generous Reuben sandwich; corned beef topped with sauerkraut and Swiss cheese, all toasted to perfection. For dinner, come enjoy the view of Geneva Lake over a beautiful plate of Irish Lamb Stew laid over whipped potatoes, or dive into the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage with baby red potatoes, each with a side of soda bread.


Saint Patrick’s Day Buffet
240° West at The Abbey Resort, Fontana
March 16, 2019

The Abbey Resort’s culinary team at 240° West will arrange a buffet full of traditional Irish dishes like Corned Beef and Cabbage, Shepherd’s Pie, Leg of Lamb accented by tasty snappy dishes like Fish N’ Chips and Irish Cheddar and Stout Mac N’ Cheese.


Delavan Lions Club Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
The Village Supper Club, Delavan
March 17, 2019

For 56 years, the Delavan Lions Club has partnered with The Village to bring the community an All-You-Can-Eat Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner on March 17th. Made better with an added bonus of all-you-can-eat baked chicken and French fries for those who are not corned beef fans. Carryouts are available. Pre-Sale tickets can be purchased at Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly, Bradley’s Department Store, Noble Insurance and The Village Supper Club.


St. Patrick’s Brunch
Crafted Americana, Lake Geneva
March 17, 2019

Enjoy a relaxed morning by catching brunch at Crafted Americana. They will be serving all the traditional brunch favorites like made-to-order omelets, biscuits & gravy and fresh fruit, and compliment it with an Irish spread of bangers and mash, carved corned beef, cabbage and then roll right into lunch with a green beer. “Put on your green and make the scene here at The Ridge!”


St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan
March 16 – 17, 2019

The Lookout Bar & Eatery will be serving a specialty lunch and dinner menu, chalked full of great dishes from Irish Potato Soup, to freshly carved corned beef with braised cabbage, red skin potatoes, carrots and horseradish sauce. Save room for dessert, because the Isle of Capri will be featuring Crème de Menthe Andes Candies Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cupcakes!



Jamie & Shanna’s St. Patrick’s Day Social
Hogs & Kisses, Lake Geneva
March 17, 2019

Hogs & Kisses will be opening their doors to invite you to a little party at 3pm on Sunday, March 17th. The kitchen will be closed but some snacks and of course Irish drinks will be in the mix. Stop in and check out the fun!


A St. Patrick’s Day Sampling
The Hunt Club, Lake Geneva
March 17, 2019

Lucky you! The Hunt Club will be adding some select Irish specials to the menu on St. Patrick’s Day Sunday. Stop by for a taste of Ireland with dishes that complement their standard menu!

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Feast in Walworth County this Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving marks the true beginning of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. There is a frenzy of planning and preparation for this holiday, from coordinating family visits to packing up everyone in the car. Give yourself a break this year! Resorts and restaurants throughout the Lake Geneva area have opened their dining rooms and invite you to host your family at their Thanksgiving feasts.

I do know that there are some of you who love hosting friends and family at your place. To-go options (offered at select locations) save you time in the kitchen so that you can still enjoy an amazing chef-prepared meal, along with more quality time with you family! But don’t forget to reserve your’s now; some order deadlines are as early as a week prior to Thanksgiving!

With Thanksgiving 2018 fast approaching we invite you to enjoy one of these dining options to round out your Thanksgiving plans:

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Fontana | 800-709-1323
10 am – 5 pm (buffet)

Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Delavan | (262) 749-4621
11 am – 3 pm

Crafted Americana at The Ridge Hotel
Lake Geneva | 262-249-3800
Buffet 11 am – 6 pm
Plated 6 – 9 pm

The Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort
Delavan | 262-728-6000
11 am – 6 pm (buffet)

Geneva Chophouse @ Grand Geneva Resort
Lake Geneva | 800-558-3417
10 am – 3 pm (buffet)

Grand Ballroom @ Grand Geneva Resort
Lake Geneva | 800-558-3417
11 am, 3:30 pm (buffet)

The Grandview Restaurant at The Geneva InnThanksgiving_food on table
Lake Geneva | 262-248-5680
12 – 6 pm (family-style)

Grand Cafe @ Grand Geneva Resort
Lake Geneva | 800-558-3417
4 – 9 pm (buffet)

The Hunt Club Steakhouse
Lake Geneva | 262-245-7200
12 – 8 pm (three course menu)

Ristorante Brissago @ Grand Geneva Resort
Lake Geneva | 262- 249-4788
5:30 – 9 pm (reservations required)

Stefana’s Lakeside Dining
Lake Geneva | 262- 249-4788
5:30 – 9 pm (reservations required)

Pre-Order / To-Go

Evergreen Country Clubwild turkey
Elkhorn | 262-723-5722
Place order by November 18

Crafted Americana @ The Ridge Hotel
Lake Geneva | 262-249-3800
Place order by November 19

Geneva National Clubhouse
Elkhorn | 262-245-7026
Place order by November 14

The Frontier Restaurant @ Lake Lawn Resort
Delavan | 262-728-9155
Place order by November 19

No matter what style of meal you choose this Thanksgiving, may you enjoy good food paired with good times with family and friends. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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6 Great Restaurants to Start a New Thanksgiving Tradition

celebration-315079Start a new tradition this Thanksgiving and let one of these great restaurants treat you to a feast.

  1. 240° West at The Abbey Resort, Fontana – The Thanksgiving buffet runs from 10 am – 5 pm.  Check out the menu.
  2. Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva – There are 5 options for dining at Grand Geneva this year:
    • Geneva ChopHouse Thanksgiving Brunch from 10 am – 3 pm.  Check out the menu.
    • Grand Ballroom Thanksgiving Buffet from 1 am – 4 pm.  Check out the menu.
    • Grand Cafe Breakfast Buffet from 6:30 am – 1 pm.  Check out the menu.
    • Grand Cafe Thanksgiving Buffet from 4 – 9 pm.  Check out the menu.
    • Ristorante Brissago Thanksgiving Dinner from 5:30 – 9 pm.  Check out the menu.
  3. Crafted Americana at The Ridge Hotel, Lake Geneva – The Thanksgiving Buffet runs from 11 am – 6 pm.  Check out the menu.
  4. The Geneva Inn, Lake Geneva – The Thanksgiving Buffet runs from 11 am – 3:30 pm.  Check out the menu.
  5. Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan – The Thanksgiving Feast Buffet runs from 11 am – 7 pm.  Check out the menu.
  6. Hunt Club Steakhouse, Lake Geneva – The Thanksgiving Dinner runs from 12 – 8 pm.  Check out the menu.

Happy feasting and have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends & family!

Enjoy Thanksgiving in the Lake Geneva Area – 2016

Thanksgiving is almost here and we’ve got some dining options for you!  If you’re looking to leave the cooking to someone else this year, we are here to help.  Whether you’d like to have a nice meal at one of our great restaurants, or you’d like to eat at home without any of the cooking.  Large family get-togethers or an intimate dinner for two, we have gathered your restaurant choices for Thanksgiving 2016.

If you’re doing the cooking yourself, check out specials at our local butchers…and don’t forget the pie – our area has great bakeries, including The Elegant Farmer (Mukwonago), Lake Geneva Cannery (Delavan) and Lake Geneva Pie Company (Lake Geneva)!


240° West at The Abbey Resort | 10 am – 5 pm (buffet)
$39.95/adults, $15.95/children 5-12, under 5 complimentary

Crafted Americana at The Ridge Hotel | 9 am – 12 pm (pre-order carry-out)

Crafted Americana at The Ridge Hotel | 11 am – 6 pm (buffet)
$36.95/adults, $16.95/children

Crafted Americana at The Ridge Hotel | 6 – 9 pm (limited menu)
prices vary

Fireside Dinner Theatre | 11 am – 1:30 pm (buffet)

Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort | 11 am – 7 pm (buffet)
$40.95/adults, $18.95/children 4-12

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa |10 am – 4 pm (buffet)

Hunt Club Steakhouse | 12 – 8 pm (limited menu)

Isle of Capri Cafe at Lake Lawn Resort | (pre-order carry-out)

Ye Olde Hotel Restaurant | 11:30 am – 6 pm (limited menu)
$16-$20/adults, $6/children


Easter Brunches 2016


Holidays are great for bringing the whole family together, and Easter is no exception. Whether your family has a tradition of going out for Easter Brunch, or you’re considering making it a new tradition for your family, you are certain to find a brunch right here in Walworth County. The Lake Geneva area has bunches of fabulous restaurants that offer Easter meals.

EasterBrunches2016Easter Brunch at the Grist Mill – East Troy – Enjoy an Easter Brunch at The Grist Mill in East Troy.
Scrambled eggs, egg bake, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, French toast, fruit salad, prime rib, ham, sausage, bacon, lasagna, chicken ala king, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, fresh coffee, assorted juice, hot tea, and much, much, more!

$22 adults, $12 children (10 years old & under), children 3 and under eat free!

Easter Brunch at The Abbey – Fontana – Bring the family to The Abbey Resort for an Easter Sunday Brunch featuring complimentary sparking wine and mimosas, along with an unforgettable array of seasonal favorites, chef specialties, decadent desserts and many other savory selections.

$40 adults | $16 children 4-12, under 4 free.
Advanced reservations required. (800)-709-1323

Easter Brunch at Evergreen Country Club – Elkhorn – Served in the Evergreen Room. Omelet station – make it your way. Pasta action station – always a favorite. Chef carved ham, scrambled eggs, cheesy hash brown potatoes, maple syrup sausage links, applewood smoked bacon, pancakes & french toast sticks with extensive toppings, teriyaki chicken breast over rice, mashed potatoes and gravy, assorted salads and fresh fruit tray, sweets table & chocolate fountain. Beverage included (coffee, tea, milk, or juice).

Adults $21.95, children 5- 12 $13.95, 4 & under free.
Reservations suggested.

Easter Buffet at the Trout House – Palmyra – Featuring:a Salad Station with mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, sunflower seeds, radishes, croutons, and dressings (ranch, Italian and honey chive vinaigrette). Assorted bread options, smoked fish display, seafood pasta salad, fruit salad with lime cilantro and potato salad. Oysters on the half shell and chilled shrimp, cocktail sauce, and lemons. Scrambled eggs, hot roasted salmon, hometown bacon, hometown maple clove ham, red potato O’brien. Omelet Station with ham, bacon, sausage, smoked trout, cheddar and Swiss cheese, onion, red pepper, tomatoes, mushrooms, and jalapenoes. Carving Station with Dijon mustard crusted pork loin and roasted turkey breast. There will also be assorted homemade desserts and a dessert bar medley.

Adults-$25, ages 6-12-$13, 5 and under-free.

Easter Brunch at the Baker House – Lake Geneva – Featuring unlimited champagne and mimosas, eggs Benedict made to order, bananas foster, as well as all the traditional breakfast delights. Lunch entrees include home-made crab cakes, carving stations, pasta stations, salads and more. End your meal with one of the many deserts including creme brulee and chocolate mousse.

Easter Brunch at Lake Lawn Resort – Delavan – Included in this brunch is: Cold displays that feature a Southern Wisconsin cheese board, cured meats and sausage display, Crudités of fresh vegetables with sun dried tomato Boursin cheese dip, bacon ranch cheese spread with flat breads and Crostinis
spring fresh fruit and berries. The Seafood Bar will have garlic and white wine marinated green lipped mussels. Spotted Cow beer boiled shrimp, smoked Rainbow Trout, house cured honey brandy Gravlax. Salads will include an Artisan spring salad, shellfish pasta salad with fresh dill , grilled asparagus with roasted garlic vinaigrette and roasted bell peppers, Parmesan red potato salad with fresh basil, fruited cous cous salad with pineapple, mandarin oranges and apricots. The Carvery will feature wild mushroom crusted roast beef, shitake mushroom beef demi glace, rosemary garlic pesto rotisserie leg of lamb, and lamb reduction sauce. Additionally, there will be chef prepared custom country omelets and farm fresh eggs, malted Belgian waffles, pecans, chocolate chips, strawberry sauce, whipped cream and breakfast syrup. Broccoli white cheddar sun dried tomato quiche,  farmstead scrambled eggs, sugar cured bacon and country sausage links, Bavarian dheese blintzes with three berry sauce, honey glazed pit style ham, roasted salmon with cilantro lime Beurre Blanc and golden pineapple salsa, rosemary garlic roasted tri-colored baby potatoes, broccoli chicken stir fry with beech mushrooms and waterchestnuts, vegetarian fried rice with pea shoots, seasonal spring vegetables, Italian cheese and spinach stuffed shells with roasted tomato sauce and a Easter Pastry Table featuring a grand display of tortes, cakes, pastries and confections, plus coffee service. For reservations call 262-725-9155

Adults $40.95 | Children ages 4-12 $15.95 | Children 3 and under complimentary

Easter Brunch at Grand Geneva – Lake Geneva – Hosted in the Geneva ChopHouse or the Grand Ballroom from 10 am-3:00 pm.Brunch will include complimentary champagne. Opportunities are available to upgrade your wine or champagne for an additional fee. Reservations are required. Geneva ChopHouse will accept parties up to seven guests and the Grand Ballroom will accept parties of any size. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance from 10 am-4 pm at Easter Brunch and an egg hunt and will be available for photos after. Don’t forget your Easter baskets for the Easter Egg Hunt for kids 10 and under. The Easter egg hunt will be held at 1pm, meeting at the Pavilion.

Geneva ChopHouse: Adult (13 years & older) $57.00, children (6-12 years) $28.00,c hildren (2-5 years) $13.00, 2 years and under complimentary with paying adult.

The Grand Ballroom: Adult (13 years & older) $60.00, children (6-12 years) $30.00, children (2-5 years) $13.00, 2 years and under complimentary with paying adult. Call (262) 249-4788 for reservations.

Easter Brunch at Hawk’s View – Lake Geneva – Celebrate your wonderful Easter Day with us . We have all you favorite foods, from the omelet station, to carved ham and tenderloin of beef, and lamb with mint jelly, waffles with strawberry and blueberry sauce, fresh fruits and cheeses, assorted salads, pasta station, our seafood table with peel and eat shrimp, and many delectable desserts, and much more. For reservations call 262-348-9900.

Adults $29.95, children 9 – 12 are $14.95, children 4 – 8 are $8.95 and 3 and under are free.

Celebrate Easter Sunday at Ye Olde Hotel – Lyons – Enjoy a special Easter menu, or choose a dish off of the regular menu. Reservations suggested.
Ham dinner: $13
Leg of lamb: $15
Prime rib: $22 – includes choice of potato and soup or salad

Children’s Menu: Chicken strips for $6 or mac & cheese for $6.

Easter at Hunt Club Steakhouse – Lake Geneva – Don’t let hosting Easter turn you into a basket case. Relax, enjoy and set up your party in our charming farmhouse in the woods where we’ll be serving up a seasonal prix fixe three-course menu. Spring for reservations at 262.245.7200.

$40 per person plus a limited menu of regular favorites. $40 per person.

New Year’s Day in Walworth County

After you ring in the New Year, the fun and fine dining doesn’t have to stop! There’s brunches, boat tours, snow golf, art and more on New Year’s Day in Walworth County.

Happy New Year 2016

Grab your friends, family and loved ones and head to Lake Lawn Resort, The Geneva Inn, The Abbey Resort, or Baker House as they serve up delicious dining. If you want to be a little more active, head over to Hawk’s View Golf Club to play Snow Golf, or hop on the Lake Geneva Cruise Line for a cruise around Lake Geneva. For more fun events and activities on January 1st, 2016, head over to the Events page at!

Happy 2016!