New head chef Aimee Patel had stints at Morimoto, Per Se and other sought-after culinary hot spots
Skytop Lodge announced today that its Lakeview Dining Room is now open to the public, offering dinner seasonally Tuesdays through Saturdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Lakeview’s new chef Aimee Patel comes to Skytop with extensive culinary experience, having worked under acclaimed chefs like Masaharu Morimoto at his namesake restaurant.
The restaurant offers a breathtaking view of one of Skytop’s lakes as well as the Lodge’s award-winning golf course. Drawing inspiration from regional cuisine, the menu offers something for everyone. Patel has enhanced the Lakeview Dining Room experience with the menu that she has created, bringing fresh and local ingredients with seasonality.
Patel is originally from East Stroudsburg, Pa., and began working in restaurants around the Poconos from a young age. After realizing her passion for the culinary arts in high school, she decided to pursue a career by attending the The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia. After her classical training, she worked in restaurants in the Philadelphia and New York areas under chefs including Morimoto, Jose Garces at Amada and Thomas Keller at Per Se in New York City.
“We’re thrilled to bring someone of Aimee’s caliber here to Skytop,” said Jeff Rudder, Skytop Lodge’s general manager. “Having studied under such esteemed chefs in Philadelphia and New York City, she has already shown incredible creativity and will certainly elevate our Lakeside Dining Room as the premiere dining hot spot in the Poconos.”
For more information, please visit http://www.skytop.com/eat/ or call 570-595-8987 to make a reservation.
About Skytop Lodge
Since opening its doors in 1928, the iconic Skytop Lodge has become the ultimate destination for time-honored traditions and memory-making excursions. The 5,500-acre playground nestled in the Pocono Mountains provides plentiful amenities for guests of all ages.
With 192 guest rooms, suites and cottages, accommodations are comfortable yet refined. There are a variety of dining options sure to please any palate. Guests can unwind in the resort’s spa or play on the championship-level, 18-hole golf course designed to challenge both the experienced and novice golfer. Skytop Lodge boasts both an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as a beach with a swimming lake for guests to enjoy. Adventurers can rediscover nature along myriad hiking trails that lead to waterfalls, pristine lakes, mountain vistas and clear streams.
Located in the Pocono Mountains, Skytop Lodge is a short drive away from New York City, Philadelphia and other parts of New England. Nearby airports include Avoca and Lehigh Valley.
Skytop Lodge is one of the winners of the Best Family Resort category in “10 Best Readers’ Choice” travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY.