Upcoming Eat Club Dinners
Lakehouse In Mandeville
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The Lakehouse has a long history. It went up on the Mandeville lakefront in the 1840s, and became a restaurant in the 1890s. It’s been that ever since. After repairs of hurricane and fire damage in the past decade, the big two-story house is beautiful, with an expansive view of Lake Pontchartrain. Cayman Sinclair, who has been involved in major North Shore dining for over 20 years, has kept up the historic look while Chef Marlon Hornsby pushes ahead with the Lakehouse’s cuisine. It’s decidedly up to date, but at the same time familiar. The Eat Club will show just how good the Lakehouse is with a dinner on Thursday, July 27. Four courses of classy eats. with paired wines, to wit:

U-10 Sea Scallops
English peas, pickled tomatoes, brown-butter croutons, and soft fresh herbs

Louisiana Crawfish Arancini
Fried croquettes of bread crumbs, Parmigiano cheese, Crystal hot sauce butter, celery, preserved lemon. Italian parsley

New York Strip Sirloin Steak
Painted Hills Ranch. Ember-roasted turnips, smoked eggplant puree, crispy leeks, chimichurri butter, Burgundy wine reduction

Dark Chocolate Pâté
Blueberry coulis, spiced pecan-rum butter

The dinner begins around seven, so we can see the sun set. If you arrive late, no problem. Dress is casual. If the weather is really nice, we may decide to serve outdoors on the lawn. The price is $80, inclusive of tax, tip, and wines. You will pay by credit card when you arrive. Reservations are essential; click here to do that. Please let us know a day in advance if you must cancel. The restaurant is at 2025 Lakeshore Drive in Mandeville, a half-block from Girod Street.

If you made a reservation and your name doesn’t appear below, give it another day or two. I track this info manually. If it’s been more than a week, write me at That’s also the address for questions.

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