'cabin' fever heats up at Hockley Valley Resort

New restaurant led by Chef Michael Potters teems with seasonal specialties and local flavours

TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Hockley Valley Resort's new upscale leisure restaurant, cabin, is introducing a new standard for regional cuisine in the Hills of Headwaters with a weekly rotating menu and a permanent menu dedicated to fresh ingredients and local fare.

Under the direction of Chef de Cuisine Michael Potters, the new 2,600 square foot restaurant is named in honour of the first structure built on the property in 1865. The open-concept restaurant design blurs the lines between kitchen and dining room, with seating for up to 70 guests, including an interactive Chef's Table in front of Chef Potters' cooking area, a semi-private dining area, and an intimate dining room. 

"The inspiration behind the rotating menu is to offer guests a truly seasonal culinary experience," said Potters. "Our proximity to local farmers and food purveyors, combined with our bountiful on-site garden allows us to serve the freshest possible food with a low ecological footprint."

Chef Potters will be supported by Hockley's new Director of Restaurants, Sommelier Corey Ladouceur.

"We are committed to celebrating the best in regional food and drink at the resort - from the casual lounge 85, to the lobby wine bar Babbo, to the new restaurant cabin," said John Paul Adamo, President and Owner at Hockley Valley Resort. "We are confident that our chefs, as well as the beauty of the surrounding area, will make the culinary experience here at Hockley Valley very memorable."

cabin is open Wednesday thru Sunday, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

About Hockley Valley Resort

Hockley Valley Resort is a year-round resort destination located in the heart of some of Ontario's most picturesque countryside, one hour from downtown Toronto. Hockley Valley Resort first opened its doors in 1985. The 300-acre property features 104 luxury rooms and suites, 14 meeting rooms and an 8,000 square foot European-inspired, full-service spa. The resort is home to a championship 18-hole, Scottish links-style golf course designed by renowned Canadian golf course architect Thomas McBroom, as well as 15 scenic ski and snowboard runs for all levels, including an upper and lower freestyle terrain park. For more information please visit www.hockley.com.

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For further information:

Shannon Smith
Director, Marketing, Hockley Valley Resort
519-942-0754 Ext. 5596

Antonella Giancarlo
Pilot PMR
416-462-0199 Ext. 36

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