Friday, August 27, 2010

Urban Eats @ Kanu, Lake Placid

Our last dining stop in our Lake Placid Travel Series is Kanu Restaurant inside The Whiteface Lodge.  The gorgeous rustic camp-themed decor compliments the rich and savoury dishes on their menu.  We started dinner with a Wild Rose Champagne Cocktail ($12, above) with Lucien Albrecht Brut Rose and a Wild Hibiscus Flower.  It was subtly sweet with fresh berries floating on top infusing the cocktail.  The Baby Field Greens ($10, above) 

came with rainbow roasted beets, goat cheese, cranberries and a champagne vinegarette.  The salad was nicely tossed and the dressing did not overpower the fresh greens.  Now, I have never met a macaroni & cheese I have not liked and The Penne and Many Cheeses ($7, below) was perfect.  The pasta was baked in an artisan cheese sauce and seasoned with shallots, parsley bacon and truffle oil.  They really got the balance of cheese and pasta right and it was not overly salty either.
Our entrees were also impressive and the meat was all cooked perfectly.  I had The Grilled Rack of Lamb with Five Spice Sweet Potato Puree, Asian Pear Slaw Green Peppercorn Soy Demi Glace ($26 for a half rack, above)
Paul had the Kanu Crab and Filet with Grilled Petite Beef Tenderloin, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Mashed Tucker Farm Potatoes, Beurre Blanc Bordelaise ($36, above)
For a fancy nice dinner in Lake Placid and to have a peek around The Whiteface Lodge, visit Kanu for their lunch, dinner or lounge menu.  The dining is open to the public, you don't have to be a guest and you can see what the space looks like too.  For more info visit:

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