Lake Club Dining
Enjoy an elevated dining experience paired with breathtaking views of Bear Creek Lake and the Blue Ridge Mountains at the Lake Club. Crafted by Michelin-trained Executive Chef Santiago Guzzetti, our menu features a variety of tantalizing appetizers, savory entrees, and decadent desserts for all tastes and dietary restrictions. Our beverage menu also features a hand-picked selection of fine wines, thoughtfully crafted cocktails, and a wide selection of beers including our exclusive Bear Lake Blonde and Brown. Make reservations at the Lake Club during your stay at Bear Lake Reserve and treat yourself a taste of the mountains.
Executive Chef Santiago Guzzetti
A native of Argentina who was inspired by his Sicilian grandmother to pursue culinary arts professionally, Chef Santiago brings passion, ambition, and culinary excellence to the table. Literally! After culinary school, he worked at some of New York’s most famous restaurants including the luxury, five-star Baccarat Hotel and Restaurant Jean-George under Michelin-Star & James Beard Award-Winning Chef Gabriel Kreuther. In addition to his valuable experience in New York City, Chef Santiago has honed his skills in his native country of Argentina and in Spain with other cutting edge establishments. He’s a well-traveled, Michelin-trained chef with extensive experience utilizing Italian, French, and Appalachian techniques, and ingredients. In addition to creating this menu, Chef Santi co-owns the award-winning Italian restaurant ILDA in Sylva with his wife, Crystal.
“ Dinner at Lakeside 54 was the perfect way to end a great day at Bear Lake Reserve. The view and the service was amazing and we are still dreaming about the delicious food we at there. Definitely a dining experience you don’t want to miss during your stay! ”
– Will W.