What You’ll Be Eating at This Year’s Winterfest

We already told you the news that this year’s Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest has chosen November 28 as its opening day. We also knew that the organizers were looking at sprucing things up this year to make the whole experience even cooler than it was last winter. But we didn’t know a lot of the details of what they were planning.

Until now.

We now know that The Lodge at Winterfest has been completely revamped, with Garces Events in charge of the food and chef Adam DeLosso in charge of day-to-day operations. There’s going to be a new Fireside Cafe this year, set up near the fire pits and next to the giant Christmas tree, which will be offering hot drinks (of both the boozy and non-boozy variety) as well as desserts (including make-your-own peanut butter s’mores kits, which is kind of awesome). Garces’s Distrito taco truck will also be on-site throughout the season for those who can’t imagine ice skating without tacos.

But the big news, at least for single-minded obsessives like us, is the re-made menu for this year’s Winterfest season. The Lodge has carried over some of the successful dishes from the Spruce Street Harbor Park, but has also added a few things more appropriate to the season. And the good news? We just happen to have all the menus right here.

The Lodge

Village Burger
Martin’s potato roll, tomato, cheddar, romaine, 1000 Island
-with bacon
– with gluten free roll

Veggie Burger
Black Bean & Lentil, tomato, romaine, 1000 Island

The Lodge Special
Truffle-mushroom, caramelized onion, cheddar

Village Queen
Double Burger, tomato, romaine, fries, pickled jalapeno, cheddar

Winter Squash Soup
Candied Pumpkin Seeds, Crème Fraiche

Three Bean and Beef Chili
Smoked Cheddar, Sour Cream, Scallions

-with House Cheddar Sauce

Shorty Fries
Fries topped with Braised Short Rib & House Cheddar Sauce

Cheesy Chili Fries
Fries topped with Chili & House Cheddar Sauce

Distrito Cantina Truck

Pollo Taco
Chicken Ropa Vieja, Queso Fresco, Crema, Radish

Veggie Taco
Wild mushrooms, roasted poblano, queso fresco, crema, radish

Carne Short Rib Taco
Braised short rib, black beans, romaine, crema

Cantina Quesadilla
Rotates regularly

Mexican Hot Dog
Bacon wrapped-deep fried dog, poblano, queso, crema

Cheese Quesadilla

Chicken Finger Quesadilla

All Beef Hot Dog (Martins Potato Roll)
-with gluten free roll

Cinnamon & Sugar, chocolate dip

Caramel Apples
Sliced apples & Dulce de Leche

Fireside Cafe

Hot Chocolate with Spicy Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Warm Spiced Cider

Regular & Decaf Coffee

Assorted Candy

Traditional S’mores Kit
Hershey Chocolate Bar, marshmallow, graham crackers, skewers

Peanut Butter S’mores Kit
Reese’s peanut butter cups, marshmallow, graham crackers, skewers

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Cup Cakes
Peppermint Buttercream

Vanilla Cup Cakes
Salted caramel butter cream

Bavarian Salt Pretzels & Mustard

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