Foodie Friday: Sunset Dinners at The Pete Dye Course

Most everywhere you visit at French Lick Resort features some type of unique view, whether you're dining at Ballard's in the Atrium, overlooking The Donald Ross Course at Hagen's Club House Restaurant or enjoying breakfast or brunch in the historic chandelier-crowned Grand Colonnade Restaurant. Today we're traveling atop Mt. Airie for a spectacularly different view where The Pete Dye Course at French Lick is located for a one-of-a-kind Sunset Dinner in The Mansion at Pete Dye. The clubhouse is the mansion home built by former Indianapolis Mayor Thomas Taggart for his son Thomas D. Taggart and his family. The Taggarts owned French Lick Springs Hotel from 1901-1946.

Beginning April 29, The Mansion at Pete Dye will be open for dinner every Sunday evening through October. Kick back, unwind and enjoy an incredible view of an impeccable golf course with dinner.

The Sunset Dinner menu offers two options for the appetizer and entree course with chef's choice  crème brûlée for dessert. Here's a course-by-course preview of the menu.

Appetizers
Colossal Shrimp Cocktail or BLT Deviled Eggs
Both are classic appetizer options, and the unique BLT Deviled Eggs are decked out with classic BLT flavors along with avocados and a balsamic glaze (also available for lunch).

Salad
Spring mix salad served with dressing of choice

Entrees
Choose between the Applewood Bacon Wrapped Filet topped with Truffle Garlic Butter
or
Pan Seared Sea Bass drizzled with a Lemon Caper Creme Sauce
Both served with grilled asparagus, roasted red skin potatoes and fresh dinner rolls.

Chef's Choice Dessert
Currently, the chef-selected dessert to end your Sunset Dinner is classic crème brûlée. Served with whipped cream and berries.

Sunset Dinners begin Sunday, April 29 and last through October. Reservations and required, and can be made by calling our concierge at (812) 936-5579. 

Lunch
If you're looking for lighter fare, The Mansion at Pete Dye also features a lunch menu. Here's a peek at some of the lighter offerings you can enjoy either inside the mansion or outside on the patio. Please keep in mind that lunch also requires a reservation.
Also available on the lunch menu are the BLT Deviled Eggs adorned with a drizzle of balsamic reduction.
House-made Chicken Salad uses all white meat chicken served in a tomato atop bibb lettuce and sprinkled with candied walnuts. Served with fresh fruit.
Cobb Salad combines romaine lettuce, applewood smoked bacon, bleu cheese crumbles, avocado and hard-boiled egg. Served with a choice of grilled chicken breast or salmon served with choice of dressing.
The Black and Bleu burger is smothered in bleu cheese, topped with applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle and served on a brioche bun. 
Whether you're looking for an intimate dinner or a refreshing lunch, The Pete Dye Course at French Lick offers a unique dining experience overlooking the breathtaking course carved into the hills of southern Indiana.

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