LAKE, Ohio (August 31, 2009) – With spectacular fall foliage, cool autumn breezes and breathtaking Lake Erie views as its backdrop, The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake is the perfect destination for a unique fall getaway. From hands-on culinary classes and lavish five-course Vintners Dinner packages to a relaxing Fall Harvest Bed & Breakfast retreat, The Lodge has something for everyone to enjoy this fall season.
Expanding Your Culinary Repertoire
This fall, The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake’s new Executive Chef Steven Sterritt will complete the 2009 Culinary Class overnight package series with: The Basics of Cooking and Lamb and Veal Made Easy.
The Basics of Cooking – October 17
Are you looking to become more confident with your culinary skills, have more fun in the kitchen, and produce great tasting food? The Lodge’s Basics of Cooking class covers basic cooking techniques, culinary terminology, and even different types of knife cuts. This class will provide insightful tips and tricks for kitchen novices and experienced chefs alike.
Lamb & Veal Made Easy – November 7
Have you ever considered preparing lamb or veal, but thought it was too difficult a plate to approach?  With this class, Executive Chef Sterritt will share shortcuts and insights into preparing these sophisticated meats with ease. From cuts to seasonings to cooking techniques, you'll be a pro at making these flavorful meats into delicious entrees.
The Culinary Class package includes culinary instruction from Executive Chef Sterritt, who will answer questions and share his secrets in this hands-on culinary discovery. Guests learn how to prepare and then dine on the items being featured while sampling a local vintage. The package also includes an overnight stay on Saturday and breakfast for two the following morning. Priced from $259 plus tax, per couple. Reference promo code: CULINARY
Raise a Glass at the Popular Vintners Dinner
Wine connoisseurs can raise a glass to the delights of wine tasting during The Lodge’s popular Vintners Dinner event on Nov. 14. Guests will learn the ins and outs of wine making in Ohio's Wine Country and savor a selection of fine wines during this memorable getaway experience.
The evening begins on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. with an educational seminar and wine tasting featuring Debonne Vineyards and a presentation from The Lodge’s Executive Chef Steven Sterritt. Guests will then enjoy a five-course dinner, with wines paired to perfectly compliment each course. The secrets of the evening’s wine pairings are revealed by Chef Sterritt and Joel Sandrey of Debonne Vineyards, who will also visit with guests at their table during dinner. Live music will entertain guests throughout the evening.
The Vintner’s Dinner and Wine Tasting Package for two includes the five-course Vintners Dinner with live entertainment; wine tasting and seminar; souvenir menu; an overnight stay and Sunday breakfast the following morning. The package begins at $299 plus tax, per couple.  Reference promo code: VINTNER.
Explore Autumn’s Splendor with Fall Harvest Bed & Breakfast Package
The Lodge’s Fall Harvest Bed & Breakfast package is an economical way to experience the scenic Ashtabula County countryside with 17 covered bridges nestled against a backdrop of spectacular fall foliage and vineyards ripe for the harvest. While staying at The Lodge, guests can enjoy the indoor pool, fitness center and game room, as well as dining with spectacular views of Lake Erie at Horizons Restaurant and the new outdoor Terrace Grille.
Available Sept. 1 through Nov. 13 (Sunday through Friday), the package includes a one-night stay and breakfast for two the following morning staring at $109 plus tax, per couple. Reference promo code: BREAKFAST
For reservations, please visit www.TheLodgeAtGeneva.com 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 al fresco dining – all with a breathtaking view of Lake Erie; a lounge with a rectangular bar; and amenities that include a fitness center, game room, indoor and outdoor 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 www.thelodgeatgeneva.com. For Horizons reservations, call (440) 466-7100, then press “2."
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Jeannette Petrolia
General Manager
(440) 415-1501
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