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Dine Under the Winter Full Moon at the Great Canadian Winter Lodge

January 24, 2020

Niagara Parks

  • Welcome the mesmerizing winter full moon with an exquisite five-course dinner at Niagara Parks’ Feast On certified Whirlpool Restaurant
  • Locally sourced menu with beverages from Inniskillin Winery, Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery and Niagara College Teaching Brewery

Niagara Falls, ON – Dine under the brilliant light of the winter full moon and take in captivating views of the snow-covered fairways of Whirlpool Golf Course, which has opened for the first time as the Great Canadian Winter Lodge this season. Taking place on Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Niagara Parks’ Full Moon Dinner presents a five-course menu of elevated comfort foods alongside seasonal cocktails, local craft beer and VQA wine selections.

Inspired by Niagara Parks’ culinary philosophy of celebrating local food and drink, the Full Moon Dinner begins with a warm-up cocktail reception with spiked hot chocolate, traditional mulled wine and other local beverages, served with warm hors d’oeuvres including a rich baked Gunn’s Hill brie with a Jordan cherry and red currant compote.

The mouth-watering menu then continues through five courses including a savoury Table Rock 1885 ale and Woodstock cheddar soup, as well as braised beef ribeye, venison and bison over roasted root vegetables, a cabernet sauvignon glaze, Yukon mashed potatoes and a Yorkshire pudding cup. A dessert of honey crisp baked apple crumble with vanilla bean ice cream completes the meal as guests take in the serene, tree-lined landscape illuminated by the light of the full moon.

For those interested, there will also be the opportunity for a true Great Canadian Winter Lodge experience at the Full Moon Dinner with the option of trying on snowshoes and stepping out on the moonlit trails. These adjustable snowshoes fit over regular winter boots.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit niagaraparks.com/fullmoon.

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About Feast On

Feast On is a certification program that recognizes businesses committed to sourcing Ontario grown and made food and drink. Since 2014, Niagara Parks’ Feast On certification has distinguished our restaurants as champions of Ontario food and drink, offering refined dining experiences exclusive to the Niagara region while contributing to the growth and success of local growers, producers, brewers and distillers.

About the Great Canadian Winter Lodge

For the first time ever, Niagara Parks has opened its renowned Whirlpool Golf Course during the winter months as the Great Canadian Winter Lodge, offering snowshoe rentals, winter trail access, and a specially crafted menu with comfort food and drinks on weekends from December 28, 2019 through to March 29, 2020 (weather permitting). Special events and workshops throughout the season focus on health and wellness, inviting guests to reconnect with nature and energize themselves during the brisk winter months. For more information, please visit niagaraparks.com/winter.

Niagara Parks

Niagara Parks

The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.