Taste of Germany Experience Dinner

Start off in the 1920s Speakeasy Rathskeller, explore the hidden Beer & Wine Cellar with a large variety of Old World Wines and Beers from around the world. Savor authentic German dishes from Ernest’s side of the family from Heritage Chicken Schnitzel to Old World Roulade.

The Hand-crafted Beer Cellar at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat.

Experience the Great Camp Wonder

In a disappearing Adirondack icon: an original Adirondack lodge whose nearly 140 year history includes a stage coach inn, a post office and trading post. It served as a cure cottage, was an illustrious speakeasy and grand hotel. Today, you can begin by visiting the 1920s Speakeasy with a Hidden Beer & Wine Cellar and the Adirondacks largest selection of craft import beers and sustainable wines.

Reserve & Receive

  • The password to access the 1920s Speakeasy Rathskeller.
  • Ability to browse our Hidden Beer & Wine Cellar; the Adirondack's largest selection of craft-import beers.
  • With glass in hand, meander to one of the world's most spectacular lake view sunsets.
  • Have dinner in the 1886 Stagecoach Dining Room.
  • Dinner includes farm-fresh salad or soup depending on the season, choice of main entree from the nightly menu, and Chef's accompaniments.
  • Add-on an appetizer in the Speakeasy or a dessert!

Add to the Fun!

Looking to add to your experience? Check out our nightly activities below!

Guests watch Executive Chef Cathy Hohmeyer demonstrate how to make Spaetzle in a 30 minute cooking demonstration.

Old World Dessert Cooking Demo

A family-fun 30-minute cooking demo, where everyone rolls in the dough to make their own strudel! Then you can have your dough and eat it too – as your own creation for dessert!

Ernest Hohmeyer gives a presentation on the History of Beer in the Speakeasy Rathskeller while guests sample different beers from around the world.

History of Beer Workshop & Tasting

Join Ernest Hohmeyer for a 30-minute experience about the history of beer, replete with a tasting of 6 beers from around the world! The topic changes monthly, corresponding with seasonal beers and trends, but you can always count on interesting conversation and tasty beverages.

Sample Menu - Subject to Change Without Notice

Taste of Germany Menu

All entrées include fresh bread,
nightly soup, and chef’s dinner accompaniments.

Old World Classics

Chicken Schnitzel

From an Old World medieval family recipe, Chicken is hand-cut, hand-pounded,
dipped in egg and fresh seasoned breadcrumbs, then sautéed in real butter until just crispy.

Kasseler Rippchen

Pork is lightly smoked and slow-roasted.
Served with sauerkraut and apples; a German Oktoberfest favorite.

Lodge Garden Vegetable Strudel

Seasonal vegetables accent a chopped spinach/chard and broccoli base. Seasoned
with salt, pepper, coriander, dill, and basil; topped with freshly melted local cheese.

Adirondack/Old World Sauerbraten

A bottom round of beef is marinated for 72 hours in vinegar and wine with vegetables.
It is then slow-roasted, cooked through, and from the juices a red wine sauce is made.

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Salmon or Veal Schnitzel

In the same style as our Chicken schnitzel, a fillet of Salmon or Veal is lightly
pounded and sautéed in real butter with herbs, spices, and fresh breadcrumbs.

Ernst’s All Natural Roast Duckling

A classic dish from Hohmeyer Sr. All natural duckling is slow roasted
whole, then hand-cut into quarters and placed underneath the grill until crisp.


Children's Menu

Lodge Classic Chicken Schnitzel ~ Mac and Cheese ~ Children’s Portions

*Additional surcharge.

Appetizers (PDF)Entrees (PDF)Desserts (PDF)

Reserve Your Experience

Use the form below to reserve your table for our Taste of Germany Experience Dinner!

We'll see you next summer!