An Amazing Culinary Experience at Lighthouse 45 Restaurant

An Amazing Culinary Experience at Lighthouse 45 Restaurant
01 Oct 2018

Disclosure: Our food was covered by Ontario’s Lake Country. All opinions are my own.

Doing a weekend escape is usually about getting away from your daily routine, rest and relaxation, and wanting to be pampered while away. But have you ever gone to a destination just for the food? We try to base our getaways on a few things: Accommodations, activities (mainly for the kids), things to do in the area, and food. At Rawley Resort, the latter is truly a highlight that needs to be experienced.

lighthouse 45 canadian breakfast


Food quality is top notch at Rawley. There are no breakfast buffets or stations. Take a look at the fine offerings on the breakfast menu at Lighthouse 45 Restaurant, served from 8:00am to 10:30am:

The Canadian Breakfast
Served with 2 Eggs any style, with a choice of Smoked Bacon, Ham or Sausage alongside Yukon Gold Potatoes and Toast

lighthouse 45 omelette

Two Egg Harvest Omelette
Filled with your choice of two items: sautéed diced Tomatoes, Ham, Cheddar Cheese, Mushrooms, Onions or Sweet Peppers alongside Yukon Gold Potatoes and Toast

Blueberry Pancakes
Ontario Pure Maple Syrup and Berry Compote

Fresh Fruit Bowl
Melon and Fresh Berries (GF)

Served with Fresh Berries (GF)

lighthouse 45 eggs benedict

Eggs Benedict
2 Poached Eggs with a choice of Peameal Bacon, Ham or Wilted Spinach, topped with house made Hollandaise Sauce alongside Yukon Gold Potatoes
* Smoked Salmon available for additional charge

lighthouse 45 waffles

Crisp Belgian Style Waffles
Served with Pure Ontario Maple Syrup

• Bacon Ham or Sausage
• Extra Egg
• Extra Toast (2 Slices)
• Orange, Apple, Pineapple, Tomato and Grapefruit Juice
• Milk
• Coffee or Regular Tea
• Espresso
• Cappuccino

lighthouse 45 entertainment


We were ready for a fine dining experience at Lighthouse 45 Restaurant. Walking on to the restaurant, there was a gentleman playing the piano, and singing some classic hits that we spent our dinner singing along to. It made the experience a lot of fun!

We started our dinner off with fresh Focaccia bread with olive oil, balsamic reduction, and rosemary dip. Delicious!

Here is the dinner menu:


Soup Du Jour
Ask your server about today’s Chef’s Creation

Caesar Salad
House Made Traditional Dressing, Crisp Pancetta and Garlic Crostini with Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano

Warm Mushroom & Spinach Salad
Sauteed Mushroom Medley, Crisp Diced DBL Smoked Bacon with Crumbled Goat Cheese and Miso Sherry Vinaigrette

Roasted Beets and Poached Pear Salad
With Chevre Cheese & Candied Almonds

Crab Croquette
Lemon Aioli, DBL Smoked Bacon and Corn-Avocado Salsa

Spicy Jerked Chicken Skewers
Served with Mango Mint Yogurt

Kalbi “Sizzling” Short Ribs
With Asian Pear BBQ Sauce, Scallions and Toasted Sesame Seeds

In a Herb & White Wine or Tomato Garlic Broth, served with Garlic Crostini

Beef Carpaccio
House Marinated with Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano, EVOO, Lemon and Fresh Baby Arugula

Grilled Calamari
On Heritage Greens, with Roasted Jalapeno, Chipotle Lime Aioli

lighthouse 45 ribeye


14 oz Bone In, Ribeye Steak, served with Garlic Mash, Seasonal Vegetables with Demi Glace

Saron Tomato Broth, Tiger Shrimp, Chorizo, Mussels, Scallops, Tomatoes and Sweet Peas

lighthouse 45 pork chop

Grilled Pork Chop
Served with Sweet Potato Mash, Seasonal Vegetables and Jack Daniel – Dijon Cream

lighthouse 45 chicken supreme

Chicken Supreme
Stuffed with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese. Served with Garlic Mash, Seasonal Vegetables and Natural Pan Jus

Pan Roasted, Served with Roast Mini Potatoes, Crisp Asparagus, Leek & Sun Dried Tomato with Citrus Beurre Blanc

Rack of Lamb
Herb Crusted, Served with Garlic Mash, Seasonal Vegetables and Red Wine Reduction

Vegetarian Pasta
Butternut Squash Agnolotti with Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Butter

Pad Thai
Rice Noodles, Vegetables and Thai Sauce, topped with Bean Sprouts and Cilantro

Pasta of the Day
Ask your server about today’s Chef’s Creation

lighthouse 45 lobsterfest menu


We just happened to have booked our weekend on the same weekend Rawley Resort was having their 2018 LobsterFest. To say we were delighted would be an understatement! Here is the LobsterFest menu:

Lobster Salad
Poached lobster, red grapefruit, avocado, heritage greens mix, Champagne vinaigrette

Lobster Bisque
Traditional purée, crème fraiche quenelle, crispy leeks

lighthouse 45 lobster roll

Lobster Roll
Roasted red pepper, avocado, celery, chive & Chardonnay Aioli on sweet sandwich roll

Lobster Croquettes
Two fried lobster cakes, citrus mayonnaise, kale micro sprouts

lighthouse 45 lobster mac and cheese

Lobster Mac & Cheese
Fusilli pasta, lobster meat, aged smoked cheddar & Gouda, Panko-crusted

lighthouse 45 surf and turf

Surf and Turf
8oz seared medium-rare tenderloin with red wine demi-glace & 5oz broiled Caribbean lobster tail, garlic whipped potatoes, summer vegetables

lighthouse 45 the bar

The Bar

Lighthouse 45 has a fully stocked bar of premium liquor, local and craft beer, and a huge selection of wine. If you don’t want to choose a cocktail for yourself, ask your server, and they will be sure to recommend something that will pair well with your dish.

lighthouse 45 dinner menu

Come to Rawley Resort for the Food at Lighthouse 45!

Dining at Rawley Resort’s Lighthouse 45 Restaurant is a wonderful experience! Not only are the dishes well plated… they are prepared with passion, served with care, and are absolutely mouth-watering. Our whole family was able to find something we really wanted to try on the menu at all of our meals. With a family of picky eaters, that is pretty tough to find!

The food at Lighthouse 45 Restaurant is delicious. I would highly recommend eating here if staying at Rawley Resort. If you are in the area, and not staying at Rawley, make reservations and check it out. You won’t be disappointed!

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Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, blogger, and social media manager. Craig likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, tech, recipes, health, pets, reviews, and giveaways.

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