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With a variety of restaurants to choose from at Château Élan, you will never get bored. There’s the hotel’s main restaurant, Versailles, which is located in the glass atrium and is the go-to for a breakfast (omelet station) and lunch buffet (salad station and entrées such as seared snapper with chardonnay sauce and grilled chicken breast with marinara). The restaurant also serves dinner options, such the four-cheese spinach ravioli. Also in the atrium is L’Auberge Lounge, where you can grab light fare like the Braselton house salad (mixed greens with candied pecans, local cheddar and peach-lemon vinaigrette) and pair it with the Chalet at the Chateau, which is a Godiva, espresso vodka and crème de cocoa blend.
At The Spa at Château Élan, Fleur-de-Lis is open for breakfast (Georgia shrimp frittata, anyone?) and lunch (a favorite item on the calorie-counted menu is the seared crab cakes). The Atlanta hotel also is home to the popular Paddy’s Irish Pub. Folks go there for its fish and chips, live music and to see the authentic furnishings imported directly from Ireland. In the winery, you have two dining options — the French-inspired Café Élan and Le Clos, which seats 28 and features fresh menu items from the local harvest. And if you want to grab a bite before you hit the links, head to Golf Grille, which is located inside of the Château Élan Golf Club. For breakfast, give the golfer’s sandwich a try (a fried egg, cheddar and bacon, sausage or ham on an English muffin) and for lunch, go for the “golf club” (turkey, Virginia ham, bacon, tomato, lettuce, Swiss and cheddar neatly placed on two slices of whole wheat bread).