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The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake's Executive Chef Stephen Gary Leads Hands-On Culinary Class

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio (September 30, 2008) - What are the secrets to marinating meats and maximizing flavor? How do you prepare a perfect roast every time? How do you know when meat is done to perfection? The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake's Executive Chef Stephen Gary will answer these questions and many more when he hosts "Uncovering the Secrets to a Perfect Meat Dish," a new hands-on culinary class on meat preparation and cooking techniques Friday, Oct. 31 to Nov. 1.

"While beef, pork, veal, lamb and game meats are some of the most enjoyed entrees in the world, many people don't know how to maximize flavor and tenderness," said Gary. "Our new culinary class getaway will help take the mystery out of meat preparation and provide many easy tips for the everyday cooks to transform their family meals or add a few new dishes to "wow" dinner party guests."

Examples of class demonstrations and activities include:

  • How to tell when your meat is done just by looking at it or touching it
  • The secrets to marinating meats and maximizing flavor
  • Searing to lock in the most juice possible
  • The mystery behind medium rare meats
  • A perfect roast every time and knowing your temperatures
  • How to braise using veal shanks
  • What to cook with lamb racks and whole lamb legs


The Culinary Class package includes overnight accommodations Friday, Oct. 31 and breakfast for two the following morning. Gary will provide hands-on culinary instruction and guests can then enjoy a lunch of the very items they have prepared while sampling a local vintage. The package for two begins at $259 plus tax.

Keep your eye out for more exciting culinary classes coming in the spring 2009.

Those who love fine meals and great wine may also want to continue their culinary journey on Nov. 15 when The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake hosts its popular Vintner's Dinner with St. Joseph Vineyard. The Vintner's Dinner package includes a five-course vintner dinner for two with white glove service, Lodge Chef presentation, wine tasting and seminar; an overnight stay and Sunday breakfast the following morning. The package begins at $299 plus tax, per couple. For reservations, please visit or call 866-442-9765.

About the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
Located at 4888 North Broadway (State Highway 534) in Geneva-on-the-Lake, the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake features 109 finely appointed guest rooms (the majority with lake views); Horizons, an upscale restaurant with a striking octagonal dining room and breathtaking view of Lake Erie; a lounge with a rectangular bar and great views of Lake Erie; and amenities that include a fitness center, game room, indoor pool and gift shop. The Lodge entrance is located one mile north of Geneva State Park, on the left. For room reservations, call 866-442-9765 or visit For Horizons reservations, call (440) 466-7100, then press "2."

The Lodge is adjacent to Geneva State Park, which encompasses 698 acres featuring 1.6 miles of Lake Erie shoreline as well as a beach and bathhouse, six-lane boat ramp and marina, hiking, picnic areas and more. To learn more about Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, visit

About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, a leading hospitality provider with significant experience in hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations. The company's portfolio includes historic properties in North America, such as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks; Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds; Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa; Niagara Falls State Park; Jones Beach; Plaza del Pasado in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake; The BALSAMS Grand Resort; and The Gideon Putnam Resort. For additional information, visit

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Banknorth Garden, Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit


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