Fall for the Flavours of Lake Country

Fall for the Flavours of Lake Country

The leaves have fallen but that doesn’t mean it’s time to hibernate yet! Let the culinary delights of Fall Flavours of Lake Country entice you to extend your autumn experience at one of our participating restaurants. Each year the Flavours of Lake Country inspires chefs around the region to prepare a prix fixe menu featuring local ingredients and exciting new combinations.

This year, Fall Flavours runs until November 7th, giving you just enough time to try specialty breakfast, lunch and dinner menus from 13 participating restaurants.

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125 Breakfast Club

Specializing in breakfast and lunch, 125 Breakfast Club is a great spot to start your day. Eggs and Toast will never be the same after trying their Braised Lamb Shank Eggs Benedict or Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus Toast. The Breakfast Bowl features locally sourced Canadian Speckled Park braised beef, packing lots of flavour.

Dessert: White Chocolate & Cranberry Cheesecake or Baked Apple Blossom with Maple Walnut Ice Cream

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Brewery Bay Food Co

Downtown Orillia’s home of good grub! Brewery Bay returns as a Fall Flavours favourite. Starters include a hearty Roasted Butternut Squash Salad or a Cauliflower, Apple and Rosemary Soup that combines caramelized cauliflower and sweet Gala apples for a perfectly thick and subtly sweet appetizer. For your main course, pick from the Bourbon Burger with Caramelized Bacon Jam, Pumpkin Mac n Cheese, or a Grilled Peach, Brie and Arugula Sandwich.

Dessert: Mini Apple Pie or New York Style Cheesecake

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Eclectic Café

Chef Melanie is always cooking up something new at Eclectic Café, creating a delicious menu of unique flavours. Start off with a cozy Carrot & Ginger Soup or a Kale & Spinach Salad with pumpkin seeds, cranberries, pickled squash, apples, and poppy seed dressing. For the main delight, try the Spinach & Artichoke Panini or go all in on the Autumn Bowl, filled to the brim with roasted acorn squash, roasted garlic and parsnip puree, arugula, spiced pumpkin seeds, basil oil, and wild rice.

Dessert: Pumpkin Cheesecake or Apple Crisp bar

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Era 67

One of downtown Orillia’s staple gourmet dining locations, Era 67 prides itself in being inspired by Canada’s heritage with a focus on sustainably sourced local ingredients. Start with the chef’s Soup du Jour or Garden Salad. For your entrée, savour the local ingredients of the Orillia Honey Glazed Pork Chop with cranberry bacon jam, Chicken Fusilli a la Vodka or Salmon Fillet with maple dijon glaze.

Dessert: Pumpkin Cheesecake or Bailey’s Crème Brulée

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Heritage Dining Room at Fern Resort

Beyond offering a great all-inclusive getaway experience, Fern Resort also welcomes you to drop in and enjoy the Heritage Dining Room with fast, friendly service and great food. Start with your choice of Bruschetta, Soup of the Day, Caesar Salad, or House Salad. For your mains choose from Butternut Squash Ravioli doused in sage-infused brown butter, Chicken Parmesan with linguine and seasonal vegetables, a third rack of St. Louis Side Ribs brushed with Fern’s own Rolls and Honey Lager BBQ sauce, or a 12oz T-bone steak, cooked to your liking, topped with béarnaise sauce, and accompanied with baby potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Dessert: Choice of Fern’s Famous Peanut Butter Pie, Butter Tart, or Old Fashioned Ice Cream Sundae

Reservation required, dinner seating only.

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Grape and Olive Smokehouse

Grape & Olive Smokehouse is the ideal place to gather with friends and family this season. Start your meal with a Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup with Maple Crème, a signature Caesar Salad or Green Salad. For your main, choose from a Pan Seared Herb Rubbed Chicken Supreme, Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin, Pan Fried White Fish, Chicken Broccoli Penne, or Prime Rib dinner.

Dessert: Pumpkin Tart or Maple Crème Brulée

Reservations recommended

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Lake Country Grill

Whether you’re looking for a laid back country atmosphere or a lively entertainment filled evening, Lake Country Grill is a great night out where ‘you chill, we grill’! For lunch enjoy the Fall Special: an Artisan Turkey Sandwich on a rosemary ciabatta bun with mixed greens and cranberry aioli, and served with a choice of soup or salad, and dessert.

For the Dinner Special, enjoy an open-faced hot turkey dinner on garlic parmesan sourdough, topped with turkey gravy, mashed potatoes and a fall vegetable medley. Served with a choice of starter fall soup or salad, and dessert.

Dessert: Your choice of Pumpkin, Apple, or Pecan pie.

Reservations recommended

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Lot 88 Steakhouse

Harvest season is on full display in Lot 88 Orillia’s dinner menu! Start with an apple-butternut squash soup with the butternut squash produced locally from Hewitt’s Farm. You don’t want to miss an opportunity to try Lot 88’s Stone Sirloin with Certified Angus Beef cooked to perfection on a 650-degree lava stone. If beef isn’t your thing Lot 88 also offers a tuna steak, chicken parmigiana or butternut squash ravioli.

Dessert: Apple Blossom Pie or Bailey’s Apple Pie Crème Brulée

Reservations recommended

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Picnic Tapas and Wine Bar

Come for the menu, stay for the immersive atmosphere of an old-world tapas bar. In the heart of downtown Orillia, Picnic’s versatile lunch and dinner options offer a new flavour adventure upon every visit. You may even catch an evening with some live music to round out the experience.

Reservations recommended

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Portage Bistro at Best Western Plus Orillia

Over at Best Western Plus Orillia, Portage Bistro has whipped up a heart-warming menu. Start with the Roasted Butternut Squash Soup topped with roasted pumpkin seeds. For your entrée, enjoy the Pistachio Crusted Salmon with local roasted mini red potatoes, baked brussel sprouts with maple bacon and onions.

Dessert: Pumpkin Cheese Cake

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Riverside Hideaway

Nestled along the banks of the Coldwater River, within the Coldwater Heritage Mill, Riverside Hideaway provides a decadent meal with small town charm. This family-style restaurant is offering both lunch and dinner menus. For lunch pair the in-house soup of the day with either a Creamy Chicken Penne or Southwest Steak Wrap. For the three course dinner menu, choose your main between a Balsamic Chicken, Salmon Loin or a Fresh Cut 8oz Steak with green peppercorn sauce.

Dessert: New York Cheesecake or German Chocolate Cake

Reservations recommended

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TC at Lock 42 Grill

Situated adjacent to the Historic Trent Severn Waterway at Lock 42 – Couchiching in Severn, TC at Lock 42 Grill is perfect for all tastes. Newly opened in 2021 as part of the Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club family, the team at Lock 42 Grill are excited to welcome you! Start with your pick of Garden or Caesar Salad before settling in for a wholesome fall meal with Lock 42’s very own homemade Chili or Hearty Turkey Soup.

Dessert: Pumpkin Pie or Apple Crumble

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Tent Kitchen & Bar

Easily accessed along Simcoe County Rd 169 in Ramara, Tent Kitchen & Bar is sure to be your next favourite dining spot. Stop in for lunch or dinner and treat yourself to a hearty meal made with love. Lunch pairs the soup of the day with either a chicken or eggplant sandwich or Bucatini Bolognese. For dinner, choose from three options of entrees. Will it be the Roasted Cod and Bacon Corn Chowder, Linguine with White Wine Cream Sauce, or Crispy Skin Chicken Legs with Pearl Cous Cous? That’s for you to decide!

Reservations recommended

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Now it’s your turn! Share your experience with #FlavoursOLC and let us know what combo you chose! Flavours of Lake Country is a fantastic and delicious way to get out and explore Orillia & Lake Country, and all the tasteful things it has to offer.

As we continue to navigate the regulations with the COVID-19 pandemic, be sure to check with restaurants about take out options, extended patios, and reservations for indoor dining.

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