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Valentines Dinner 14th February 2018

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VALENTINES DINNER MENU

Wednesday 14th February, 2018 THREE COURSES $69

ENTREE

Oysters: Natural and with Lemon Sorbet (gf)

Arancini of Eggplant, Semi Dried Tomato, Oregano and Local Gruyere. Salsa Verde (v)

Pan Seared Scallops with Cauliflower and Thyme Puree, Pancetta, Toasted Hazelnut Crumb and Balsamic Glaze (gf)

Millawa Ranch Steak Tartare, with Fennel, Capers, Lemon Zest, Parmesan and Parsley. House Croutons.

MAIN

Chargrilled Salmon Fillet with Herb Infused Kepler Potato, Dukkha Roasted Pumpkin Puree, Green Beans (gf)

Confit Duck Leg, Candied Red Cabbage and Fennel, Creamy Sage Polenta, Orange and Star Anise Reduction (gf)

Risotto of Pea, Broad Beans, Capers, Lemon and Mint with Pecorino and Pangritata (v,gfa)

200gm Rib Fillet, Triple Cooked Thick Cut Chips, Sautéed Flat Mushrooms and Café de Paris Butter (gf)

DESSERT

Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta, Caramelised Fig, Biscotti. (gf)

House made Meringue, Chantilly Cream, Mixed Berry Compote, Candied Pistachio Dust (gf)

Strawberry and Cream Mille-feuille

Steamed Treacle Pudding, Clotted Cream (gf)

(gf) Gluten free     (gfa)  Gluten free available on request       (v)  Vegetarian

Secrets on the Lake Ph 5478 5888 www.secretsonthelake.com.au

Dinner ONLY 14th February 2018 6pm – 8.30pm

Valentines Dinner 2018

Stunning Secrets Cafe

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Hidden away in the rainforest and on the edge of Lake Baroon near Montville is one of the Coast’s best kept secrets. In fact it is called “Secrets on the Lake” an exquisite property, that will surprise so much, that you will be compelled to visit again and again with your visitors and friends. It is a unique destination featuring not only Secrets world class treehouse accommodation but a daytime fabulous restaurant Secrets Cafe on the Deck.
Created by George and Aldy Johnston, every aspect has been designed to delight and visitors are stunned by the beautiful carvings and creations in wood, iron and glass that are a particular feature of everything they have done. Even down to the beautiful garden and shingle roofed entrance and gazebo, visitors are stunned to realise that Secrets is an established family business of many years.

Secrets licensed Cafe entices, not only because of its location, having a stunning view of Lake Baroon, but, because its staff provides a delicious food experience as well. Open 6 days (closed Mondays and some Public holidays) from 8.30am for Breakfast and Lunch from 11.00am until last orders by 2.15pm and from then until 4pm (closing time may vary with wedding functions) Secrets also serves morning and afternoon teas, high teas. It is the perfect place for celebrations, where you can gather for a birthday, baby shower, reunion or anniversary. Special packages have been designed for Group Functions and of course it is a delightful place to celebrate a wedding as well.

Contact Secrets staff on 54785888 or visit www.secretscafemontville.com.au to make a booking. Secrets Cafe Manager Di and Head Chef Mat will help you plan your occasion and provide ideas to make it special.

February Month of Love at Secrets

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FEBRUARY IS LOVE MONTH

Special menu available for the month of February, 2018 (Available 11am – 2.15pm Tues-Sunday)

TWO COURSES $49 THREE COURSES $59

ENTREE

Arancini of Eggplant, Semi Dried Tomato, Oregano and Local Gruyere. Salsa Verde (v)

Pan Seared Scallops with Cauliflower and Thyme Puree, Pancetta, Toasted Hazelnut Crumb and Balsamic Glaze (gf)

 

MAIN

Chargrilled Salmon Fillet with Herb Infused Kepler Potato, Dukkah Roasted Pumpkin Puree, Green Beans (gf)

Confit Duck Leg, Candied Red Cabbage and Fennel, Creamy Sage Polenta, Orange and Star Anise Reduction (gf)

Risotto of Pea, Broad Beans, Capers, Lemon and Mint with Pecorino and Pangritata (v,gfa)

DESSERT

Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta, Caramelised Fig, Biscotti. (gf)

House made Meringue, Chantilly Cream, Mixed Berry Compote, Candied Pistachio Dust (gf)

 

(gf) Gluten free     (gfa)  Gluten free available on request       (v)  Vegetarian

Secrets on the Lake Ph 5478 5888 www.secretsonthelake.com.au

Open Tuesday to Friday – 8:30am to 4pm Saturday & Sunday – Closed Mondays

Love Month Day Time 2018

June is celebration month

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June is celebration month.

It is the beginning of what is officially winter when we enjoy wearing our winter clothes at night but the days are glorious, warming up and wind free. George will spend loads of time gardening and the maintenance guys will enjoy the outdoors and not need to seek shade. Guests will be noted trekking off to the Kondallila Falls or, wandering stick and picnic in hand, exploring the bush on the way to the Obi Obi Gorge and The Lake Baroon Lookouts.

 

The Secrets Garden becomes a place to explore and picnic spots weighed up ready for a lakeside Interlude, proposal or romantic liaison. Guests will walk the new path and lakeside boardwalk through the gardens to the Lakehouse and be impressed by Rob’s skills and George’s capacity for adding new things to Secrets.

 

Secrets amazing treehouses come highly recommended for a proposal surprise, celebrating your tailor-made wedding, particularly daytime ones in the gardens, along with a honeymoon in uniquely themed apartments in the rainforest canopy with breathtaking views to the lake. It then becomes your special place for anniversaries into the future.

 

In June plan your celebration short break, holidays, or romantic escape. Checkout www.secretsonthelake.com.au  Be reassured…the best deals come by booking directly with us or through our own booking system. Discover our add ons such as  the Escape Package or the Romeo and Juliet special offer which can be added to any of our stays.

 

For every celebration, Secrets Cafe serves delicious food. Special menus have been created. So bring your pals  no matter how many and enjoy each other’s company. Celebrate from couples to large groups. Make booking or check us out on www.secretscafemontville.com.au.

 

Welcome to our New Site

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Secrets on the lake is the place of dreams mixed with a lot of hard work and a daily dose of problem solving.

George and I have spent the last 30 years acting on our dreams and with single mindedness brought them gradually to bear fruit.

One of my dreams was to own my own restaurant. As a young girl that really was only an idea based on the love of cooking and teaching students not only the methods of cooking but the science of what happens during the process. Little did I know then that it is not just being able to cook that makes a success of being in the restaurant business.

Secrets Cafe Montville has progressed from a small enterprise that served cafe snack style food to a destination where people bring their visitors to enjoy the beauty that is the hallmark of Secrets on the Lake and to sample delicious food served with respect and enjoyment.

People will ask ….why create a new website, a separate entity from our world class tree house accommodation and Secrets garden weddings and receptions along with their myriad packages and rates?

Our customers looking to visit and enjoy our special food offerings from intimate lunches to family and group functions will now be able to locate all of the current information with greater efficiency. We will be able to keep you across all of our highlights, promotions, events and fundraisers and warn of changes and new menus and I will occasionally write of interesting and unexpected things purely for your interest and curiosity.