Opening on Tuesday, February 18th at 5:00 p.m. for Dinner Service

 The Lake House, formerly The Ranche restaurant, is excited to announce that we will be opening on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. for dinner service. Perched directly above Lake Bonavista with large glass windows overlooking the lake, The Lake House is proud to be home to one of Calgary’s newest fine-dining restaurants.

“The Lake House has been transplanted into a vibrant community in Lake Bonavista,” says Jamie Bryshun, General Manager. “We can’t thank the community enough for their support of The Lake House. We look forward to providing our guests with a rustic and stunning venue, exquisite customer service and Rocky Mountain Cuisine in a completely renovated setting.”

Exuding rustic elegance, the interior is illuminated with ornate elk antler chandeliers and accessorized with a grand stone and cement fireplace. Catching your eye when you first enter the restaurant, a brand new 130 square foot glass encased wine cellar as well as a refurbished 21 foot bar from the 1800’s, previously housed in a mercantile shop in Montana, speak to the recent renovations.

Led by Head Chef Thomas Neukom, the menu will continue to feature Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts’ (CRMR’s) renowned and distinctive Rocky Mountain Cuisine with a few additions such as The Lake House Fish Plank. Paying homage to the classic Rocky Mountain Charcuterie Board, which will remain on the menu, The Lake House Fish Plank features an assortment of smoked and house-cured seafood and fish, marinated olives, pickled red onions, dill bread and citrus crackers.

In addition to being open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, The Lake House will be offering a select afternoon menu (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) and late evening menu (10 p.m. to 12 p.m.). These select menus will feature more casual offerings such as The Lake House Chorizo and Artichoke Croquettes with roasted heirloom tomato aioli and salsa verde or Steamed PEI Mussels with chorizo sausage, wine ripened tomato, garlic, white wine and olive oil.

The locally inspired menus are complemented by a diverse wine list offering global selections authored by CRMR Wine Director, Brad Royale.

Sunday brunch will be available for guests starting on February 23, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and all Sundays thereafter. Menu items include Pulled Wild Boar Mac & Cheese, Chocolate Cream Cheese filled Brioche French Toast or Bison Brisket and Game Meat Chorizo Hash.

An outdoor patio provides the perfect opportunity to savour sips and enjoy delicious Rocky Mountain Cuisine during the summer or enjoy a moment of peace during a wedding or special event.

The Lake House is located at 747 Lake Bonavista Dr SE – the previous location of the Inn on Lake Bonavista.