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One of our favorite things about a stay at Falling Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is that you never have to leave the 2,000-acre estate to indulge world-class cuisine, so if you’re craving something unavailable from the kitchen, chances are you can hop on the resort’s shuttle bus and find it elsewhere.
That said, here are the five best things to eat and drink at this luxury hotel:
1. Turndown Service Milk and Cookies: A delicious way to end your day, the soft, perfectly crisped Belgian chocolate-chip cookies served with ice-cold milk from a local farm are a big hit at Falling Rock. In fact, we’ve even overheard guests requesting a batch to take with them for the drive home.
2. Opportunities: Indulge in a unique steakhouse experience at Aqueous, Falling Rock’s stylish restaurant. While you’ll certainly enjoy the gourmet entrees, the real standouts are the “Opportunities,” which are huge sides practically big enough for two people. We’ve never tasted one we didn’t like, but the homemade macaroni and cheese with Asiago risotto is probably our favorite.
3. Pan-Asian Cuisine: Head to Sunset Terrace for upscale Pan-Asian cuisine served poolside. Overlooking Falling Rock’s tranquil infinity pool, Sunset Terrace has a variety of tasty dishes on the menu, including chilled coconut lemongrass soup, shrimp summer rolls and an assortment of fresh sushi rolls.
4. Cocktails: This luxury hotel’s lobby bar is Amber Lounge, which serves innovative cocktails made with some of the finest liquors, spirits and mixes available. Be sure to try the Strawberry Bellini, Pomegranate Mojito or Falling Rock Margarita.
5. Lautrec: No matter which hotel you’re staying at within Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, book a reservation and splurge at Lautrec, located at Chateau Lafayette. Chef de cuisine Kristin Butterworth always whips up mouthwatering cuisine for her seasonal prix-fixe menus, with excellent wine pairings from sommelier Holly Smith also available.
1. Don’t miss our turndown chocolate chip cookies, with their crisp outer layer, gooey centers, and rich melted Belgian chocolate chips. These cookies are so highly regarded by our guests that they are often baked by request and packaged for the ride home!
2. Be sure to try one of our made-to-order, dry aged steaks from Aqueous. Unlike traditional steakhouses that offer diners a selection in the cut of meat, Aqueous offers guests the opportunity to fine-tune what they ideally consider "the best cut" by selecting aging styles. Our Beef Menu features a 24 oz. Porterhouse, 18 oz. Bone-In-Ribeye, 28 day aged New York Strip and a Prime Filet, all of which are served with sauce and available “Au Poivre” upon request.
3. Get whisked away by the Tasting Menu with Wine Pairings at Lautrec, featuring European style cuisine made from the finest ingredients found locally and internationally. The Lautrec menu is a prix-fixe format in which guests can create their own five-course menu or dine from the nine-course Chef’s Tasting menu. To properly complement your experience, our resident sommelier is available to pair flights of wine for the menu of your choosing and a selection of artisanal cheeses, loose-leaf tea service and mignardises are offered to heighten the experience.
4. The cocktails at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort are innovative, fresh and reflective of seasonally available ingredients. May we suggest the Jalapeño Pineapple Mojito available at Aqueous.
5. The Falling Rock signature welcome truffles will bring you back again and again.