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Where to wine & dine this fall & winter:

Posted: Oct 08, 2020 | Dining , Specials

Where to wine & dine this fall & winter:NEW: Grand Geneva Resort & Spa’s restaurant offerings include exclusive wine dinners, private restaurant buyouts plus all-pumpkin everything For groups:Enjoy a restaurant-takeover at Grand Geneva’s Ristorante Brissago. Guests may now book a complete restaurant buyout with a private chef dinner prepared by the resort’s acclaimed Executive Chef Nelly Buleje and the Ristorantè Brissago culinary team. Chef will prepare a five-course tasting dinner featuring the best of Brissago with each course paired with a wine pour. The perfect experience for a private dinner to reconnect with friends, family, or colleagues over wine and delicious food. Leave the details to us while catching up with those you have missed. These Brissago private chef dinners are available Thursdays in October, November & December with a 10-person minimum. Dinner includes a 5-course tasting menu plus a wine pour with each

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Fall Fun for Foodies : What to do in Lake Geneva, WI This Autumn

Posted: Sep 15, 2020 | Dining , Specials , Things to Do

Wunderbar! Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is hosting a fun Oktoberfest beer and food festival at its indoor Ski Chalet on Friday, October 2 from 7-10pm featuring a four-course dinner from 7-9pm, beer tasting 7-10pm, plus live music. Grand Geneva's culinary team, led by Executive Chef Nelly Buleje, is partnering with some of Lake Geneva's favorite food suppliers Lake Geneva Country Meats and Simple Bakery to bring you fresh, local Oktoberfest flavors.  Due to limited availability, tickets must be purchased in advance by booking online or by calling 262-249-4788 Must be 21 or older to attend, tables range from 2-6 people per table. Masks are required except for while seated at tables. Tables will be socially distanced and weather permitting, outdoor access will be available. Four course meal includes fall favorites such asRoasted Kielbasa and hot potato slaw on a hoagieTraditional bratwurst on a potato rollBockwurst with whole grain mustard spatzle and braised cabbageWeisswurst

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Brissago wins award

Congratulazioni

Posted: Apr 23, 2020 | Dining , Awards

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa’s Ristorantè Brissago has another award to add to its list of accolades. One of Lake Geneva’s favorite Italian restaurants, Ristorantè Brissago was recently awarded OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice Award 2020. Serving a contemporary take on traditional Italian fare, the restaurant was acknowledged in several Lake Geneva restaurant categories including Best Overall; Best Food; Best Service; Best Ambiance; Best Value; Fit for Foodies; Good for Groups; Healthy; Notable Wine List; Romantic; Scenic View; Special Occasion; and Most Booked.Ristorantè Brissago was voted by OpenTable diners as one of the best based on feedback from guests who visited the restaurant and booked through the popular reservations platform.Make your reservations via OpenTable or by calling (262) 249-4788. Advanced reservations are recommended.

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Enjoy Your Food Like a Chef with Chef Nelly Buleje

Posted: Mar 04, 2020 | Dining

Our very own, Chef Nelly Buleje, joined Nick Vorpagel from Lake Geneva Country Meats on a very special episode of Dinner Plus Drinks. Learn how Chef Nelly approaches learning about food, appreciating other cultures and staying authentic to the spirit of the cuisine. Listen Now

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Fall Mums at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Fall Media Highlights

Posted: Oct 15, 2020 | Press Coverage

From the weather channel to the New York Post, read about Grand Geneva's fall media mentions.

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February 2020 Media Highlights

Posted: Mar 11, 2020 | Press Coverage

Travel + Leisure, February 1, 2020These Hotels Have Some of Valentine’s Day’s Most Over-the-top Offers — and They’re Available to Book Nowhttps://www.travelandleisure.com/holiday-travel/valentines-day/valentines-day-hotel-experiences Reader's Digest, February 6, 202017 Luxurious Valentine’s Day Hotel Packageshttps://www.rd.com/advice/travel/valentines-day-hotel-packages/page/2/ Milwaukee Magazine, February 13, 2020Your family travel guide to Lake Genevahttps://www.milwaukeemag.com/another-outdoor-igloo-dining-experience-comes-milwaukee-area/ Chicago Parent, February 19, 2020 (Grand Geneva and Timber Ridge)Your family travel guide to Lake Genevahttps://www.chicagoparent.com/explore/travel/lake-geneva-family-guide/

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January 2020 Media Highlights

Posted: Feb 04, 2020 | Press Coverage

HGTV, January 23, 2020The Gramping Travel Trend: Why Grandparents and Grandkids Should Travel Togetherhttps://www.hgtv.com/lifestyle/travel/gramping-trip-ideas-grandparents-grandkids-picturesMilwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 16, 2020 (Timber Ridge)When it's too cold to swim outside, check out one of these indoor waterparks in Wisconsinhttps://www.jsonline.com/story/life/wisconsin-family/2020/01/16/indoor-waterparks-wisconsin-great-family-recreation-winter/2776951001/Mommy Nearest, January 1, 2020 (Timber Ridge)Must-Visit Indoor Water Parks in the Chicago Areahttps://www.mommynearest.com/edition/chicago/article/must-vist-indoor-water-parks-in-the-chicago-area

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March 2020 Media Highlights

Posted: Jul 22, 2020 | Press Coverage

Northwest Indiana Times, March 15Grand Geneva Resort Celebrates 25 Years  https://www.nwitimes.com/lifestyles/grand-geneva-resort-celebrates-years/article_88e849e7-4471-5bac-a430-4d2fc36220e0.html Lake Geneva Regional News, March 8Italian Restaurant Wins Diner’s Choice Awardhttps://www.lakegenevanews.net/entertainment/dining/restaurants/italian-restaurant-wins-diners-choice-award/article_cf2003ab-4971-56d4-9f62-5c6d501f48e2.html Illinois Meeting + Events, Winter 2020 IssueRoad Trip: Wisconsin Onlinehttps://il.meetingsmags.com/road-trip-wisconsin 

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About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-wining, AAA Four-Diamond all-seasons resort set on 1,300 acres in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva. Located 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa features 356 guest accommodations, including deluxe rooms and suites, along with 29 new villas. On site, guests can enjoy the WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a ski and snowboard facility; 62,000-square-feet of meeting and convention space and three restaurants. Also on the resort’s grounds is the Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, featuring 225 guest suites and 50,000 square feet of year-round, indoor/outdoor waterpark excitement, bringing the total number of rooms on the Grand Geneva campus to 609.

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