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New Lake Restaurant: The Royal Catch Is King Of The Grill

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Royal Catch Surf & Turf

The Royal Catch Bar & Grill's "Surf N Turf" Entree

The Royal Catch Bar & Grill, located inside The Regalia Hotel & Conference Center is one of the Lake’s newest fine-dining restaurants. The cuisine is upscale, but the atmosphere is just what it needs to be: perfectly suited for a romantic dinner or drinks and appetizers with friends.

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I had heard good things about The Royal Catch Bar & Grill, but my visit for this article was my first time to go. Frankly, I am not a "fancy" person: I still forget which fork to use if there is more than one option, and I only recently mastered the pronunciation of the word “charcuterie.” So I was a little nervous about this experience, because I imagined a fine-dining restaurant that served delicious food in an elegant, but maybe kind of stuffy, environment.

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The cuisine at The Royal Catch was certainly delicious, but I couldn't have been more wrong about the atmosphere. The Royal Catch has successfully blended the concepts of "fine dining" and "a fun place to eat." The inviting staff, though professional, is exceptionally warm and friendly. Even the incredibly talented chefs were humble, down-to-earth, and thrilled to see how impressed I was with their proudly made creations. 

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From Left: Executive Sean Deitrich & Executive Sous Chef Rodney Bachtel

In true fine-dining fashion, the ambience in the dining room is sophisticated, yet minimalistic with dark wood, black table cloths, and high-back burgundy chairs. The beautiful bubbling glass water walls and glossy, illuminated bar stocked with a variety of house-made infused Svedka Vodka and Crown Apple Bourbon contribute the perfect amount of whimsy to add a little dazzle to guests’ dining experience.

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Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and happy hour specials, The Royal Catch Bar & Grill promises excellence from sun-up to sundown. During my visit, I had the pleasure of sampling the plentiful charcuterie (which I can now pronounce) board appetizer, the Surf N Turf, and the Seabass, which Executive Chef Sean Dietrich and Executive Sous Chef Rodney Bachtel insisted on topping off with a generous slice of mango cheesecake. 

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Pool bar manager Matt Bachtel was kind enough to prepare three different signature drinks for me to try. I can say for a fact that The Royal Catch offers a wide array of cocktails to fit every taste, from the tart and tangy Blueberry Mint Margarita, to the smooth and mild Mango Tango Martini, and finally the rich and creamy Chocolate Martini, all made with their house-infused Svekda vodkas. Pleasing to the eye as well as to the palette, I thoroughly enjoyed all three. (Ah the things we suffer when writing about restaurants!)

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Pool Bar Manager Matt Bachtel

The dishes, drinks, and desserts were deliciously indulgent, but the staff's hospitality was the icing on the cake. If you haven't been yet to The Royal Catch Bar & Grill, run don't walk. The cuisine will make you want to return again and again, and the welcoming atmosphere will ensure that you do.

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