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Chef Phil wins at Cargill Food Service NA

Hi! I am so proud of Chef Phil! He recently went to Wichita to represent Lago Mar at the Cargill Food Service North America 2013 Sterling Silver Chef Reception. He won the Top Chef Beef Dish! Over 100 people voted on our dishes and recognized them for their culinary excellence! Everyone here at Lago Mar and all those who have visited with us and had the opportunity to taste Chef Phil's creations know how great he is. It's so exciting that he is ...

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Catching up with old friends over food

Hi! I got to visit with some old friends last weekend. They were staying at Lago Mar for their high school reunion. Our catering staff was in charge of all the food and drinks and everyone said they  did a great job and that it was a wonderful event! Before the party started a few of us met in the lounge and shared some delicious appetizers. We had the Rock Shrimp Mac and Cheese and the Calamari, which is served with tomato sauce, lemon-lime cilantro ...

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Another Great July 4th at Lago Mar

Hi! It was another great July 4th at Lago Mar. Last night was so much fun! The weather was so perfect all day and throughout the evening until right after the fireworks, when it began to rain... perfect timing. I took my kids over in our golf cart, which was very festive looking... and we had an awesome dinner at Acquario. Chef Phil really outdid himself last night with an incredible buffet. I heard lots of members and guests commenting ...

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Menu Pick: Veg. Chimichurri Portabella Burger

Hi! I just came from lunch and I got to try out the new menu in the Palm Garden Room. I chose the Vegetarian Chimichurri Portabella Burger, a brand new dish added to the menu. OMG! It was so good and still very healthy! I loved the combination of the portabella with the squash, roasted red pepper, and avocado on the multi-grain ciabatta. Even though I am not a vegetarian, I am a big fan of having a variety meat-free ...

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Acquario’s New Menu is a Huge Hit

Hi! I just wanted to get back to you about my awesome dinner in Acquario a few days ago. The kids and I had a great time trying a few of the new items on the menu. I ordered the Rock Shrimp Mac & Cheese and it was incredible! The combination of white cheddar, gruyere, and gorgonzola was so delicious. One of my kids tried the Hanger Steak & Caprese Salad which has tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, blue cheese, tomato vinaigrette, blackberry ...

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Family Update: Where Do I Begin

Hi! I have taken some time off to settle some family issues but I am back better than ever! I'm going to try to write at least once a week and make sure all of you stay up to date on what's happening around the resort. My kids are out of school for the summer, so I plan to spend a lot of time at the resort with them. It is pretty cool that my kids chose not to do any ...

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Las Olas Wine & Food Festival: Awesome

Hi! Last weekend was so exciting in our great city! Friday night was the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival, which I attended with one of my girlfriends. There were 40 tables set up all down Las Olas Blvd. serving different wines from around the world. There was also signature cuisine from 70 different restaurants. It was very hard not to over indulge so I am glad that we were at least walking while we were eating so many delicious ...

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Lago Mar’s Children’s Program: Fun Success

Hi! So far we have had a great time every night at The Children's Program, for hotel guests ages 5-12. We have had a Farm Night with animals to pet and ponies to ride! There was also a wonderful buffet of hamburgers, corn on the cob and french fries.  Another night we had a circus them and there was face painting and games down on the beach. The kids enjoyed hot dogs, fish sticks, steamed broccoli and snow cones, as well ...

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First Annual St. Patrick’s Day Kids’ Party

Last Friday night we had our First Annual St. Patrick's Day Party for kids of members and guests. The event was held in the Lakeview Ballroom, which looked so festive with lots of green and white balloons and shamrocks everywhere! As the children entered the room they received party hats and beads to get in the mood. At the party, we served a fun, themed dinner. The guests could choose from corned beef and cabbage or chicken fingers with GREEN mashed ...

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

Hi! Yesterday I took the kids to the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival on Las Olas and we had a great time! The parade began promptly at noon and there was so much to see. There were several floats that were really neat with lots of decorations. My girls enjoyed seeing the Miss America contestants, all from different counties around Florida, riding in antique cars. There were fire trucks and there was even a Swat vehicle that looked liked a ...