Over the holidays, light up your taste buds at the Casino

Published on November 23 2016

There are only five Sundays left until Christmas.
The first big snow has fallen on the Outaouais.
The holiday party season has officially begun!

Your December social calendar is already full to bursting? You’re going to be rushing around for the whole month, and end up exhausted on New Year’s Eve? You have a long list of presents to buy and you’re afraid of leaving someone out?

Yes, you’ve probably left someone out: yourself!

Set aside the last day of the year, December 31, and invite a loved one to join you for some well-deserved “me time” at the Casino du Lac-Leamy!

Besides offering the usual flurry of holiday activities and glittering parties, the Casino is a great place to dazzle your senses and light up your taste buds.

Arôme Seafood and Grill

Flavourful cuisine and a warm and friendly atmosphere await you at Arôme. The restaurant is known for its house-made, dry-aged beef—I spotted the people at the next table enjoying the biggest steaks I’ve ever seen.

The December 31 dinner menu features a three-course meal accompanied by a festive glass of bubbly. And there will be live entertainment, of course!

For starters, enjoy a vertical culinary creation consisting of three layers of delectable flavours: cheeses, seafood and smoked salmon, as well as a tasty dish of duck prepared two ways.

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Le Baccara

For a truly exceptional dining experience, book a table at the Casino’s Five Diamond-rated restaurant, Le Baccara, where guests are treated like royalty. Among other elegant touches, your meal is presented under a silver cloche—now that’s luxury!

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The show is as much in the kitchen as it is on the plate!

The New Year’s Eve menu offers a four-course and a seven-course menu, both available with wine pairings. Among other delights, the chef and his team have prepared a rabbit amuse-bouche, a delicious roasted veal mignon drizzled with shellfish sauce, as well as dry-aged venison rack cooked to perfection.

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We made sure to leave room for dessert! Knowing the talent of executive pastry chef Serge Halbadier, we were prepared to be amazed.

And what to our wondering eyes should appear but “This Is Not Black Forest Cake,” a real work of art. Needless to say, it lingers in my memory!

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And that wasn’t all: just as we were savouring the last bites, we were presented with an assortment of fine chocolates. It was foodie heaven!

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Holiday cocktails

Every holiday season, the Casino adds two special cocktails to the bar menu. This year’s features are the Lavender Lady (gin, bar mix and lavender syrup) and the Atoka (gin, cranberry juice, bitter liqueur and cider).

The decorations will be going up at the Casino this week. Drop in to admire the magnificent Christmas tree and make your holiday dinner reservation!

For complete information about the Casino du Lac-Leamy’s holiday programming, visit the Casino’s website.

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