Chateau Lake La Quinta patio views

Sheri Dettman With Chateau Manager Chris

With La Quinta temps in the mid to high 80’s this past week it was an easy choice for our video crew to choose to update our video tour of the Lake La Quinta community. Towards the end of the shoot, my husband Bill shot some footage at Chateau Lake La Quinta, located at the western end of the lake (formerly the Lake La Quinta Inn).

While at the Chateau (sounds pretty classy), Bill notice they’d remodeled their restaurant and renamed it Melange. They added a large bar in the center of the room and feature a new menu. Naturally, further investigation into the new space and menu was necessary, so Bill suggested that we go back that evening.

After twisting my arm, Bill and I headed for the Chateau (I just love saying that– Hey everyone we’re off to dine at the Chateau!). Upon arrival, Bill took photos of me with manager Chris. By 6 PM the joint was jumping as people enjoyed a mild evening on the lakeside deck surrounded by fire pits and space heaters of course.

Dinner At The Chateau

We started our evening there by sharing a Caprese Salad. We both agreed it was likely the best Caprese salad that we’ve had in the entire desert. For my main course, I thoroughly enjoyed the Tasmanian Ocean Trout. This Petuna ocean trout has been called the “Wagyu of the sea.” My fish was served with mushroom risotto and baby vegetables.

Bill went for the Newport Pork Chop. Now I’m not a big meat eater, but after sampling a bit, I have to admit that I enjoyed several more bites. At 16 ounces this was a big farm raised pork chop, served with sweet corn, red and green peppers, country mashed potatoes and a delish apple brandy demi-glace sauce. One word sums up this entrée–Yum!

About The Lake La Quinta Community

Homes at Lake La Quinta are located both on and off the lake. Lakefront homes have their own boat docks. Here, homeowners and their guests can enjoy a variety of activities including a cruise on their electric boat (or rent the HOA boat).  Kayaking, fishing, tennis and hitting the community park or pool are other popular Lake La Quinta activities. 

We dined at and reviewed the Chateau restaurant here in our blog in May of 2015. I can honestly say that the new menu and improvements are a big hit. Reservations are suggested. And if you go, please say hello to the manager, Chris.