Message from Margo

November 2006

Happy Holidays! I promise December will be a glorious celebration of food, wine, roaring fires and cozy nooks here at Log Haven. We have been decorating with fresh pine boughs and evergreen wreaths – Log Haven smells so good!

Raclette is back! Our loin of Caribou and Buffalo Steak will warm skiers on wintry nights and those with a love for Prime Rib can find it every Friday and Saturday as a special this month. I can hardly wait to hear the carolers wend their way around the restaurant those last three nights before Christmas day.
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By Chef Frank Mendoza

After apprenticing with a Swiss chef right out of culinary school for nearly 5 years, I picked up on many of the eating (and drinking) habits of this extremely particular and meticulous food culture. I learned immediately the great importance of the “Swiss national potato,” the rosti, and the painful exactness in technique, ingredients and presentation necessary to achieve golden potato nirvana.
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Celebrating Memories
By Faith Sweeten

November is Month of Memories at Log Haven Restaurant. We are inviting our guests to come in and fill out a card with one of their special memories of Log Haven.

I have had the privilege of being part of many of our customers’ memories. To honor this special time, (and to maybe get the wheels of thought turning for a few of you) here are some of my most fond memories from the last nine years:

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Holiday Party Planning

Celebrate with friends, family and business associates at Log Haven. We can accommodate groups of all sizes in our private rooms or dining room. Contact us to help make your holiday plans.

Fun & Festive Log Haven Events

Weekend Prime Rib Special!
On Fridays and Saturdays we are offering Angus Prime Rib Au Jus, bacon stuffed potato, greens and horseradish for $26.

On December 1st we will reintroduce our popular après ski menu. Warm up after winter activities in Millcreek Canyon with: Melted raclette, potato tart, pickled onions and garlic bread. $16 or
Grilled elk medallions, sweet potato gratin, cranberry jus. $32

From December 22-24 we will have strolling carolers in the dining room to celebrate the holidays with traditional song, contemporary cuisine and fireside dining.

Make your New Year’s Eve reservations now! We will have a very special menu on the 31st.

Start thinking about this exciting event… Star Chef James Boyce from the signature restaurant at Montage Resort & Spa Laguna Beach will share his world-renowned “modern French with California influences” cooking with Log Haven diners on January 24th and 25th. We will start taking reservations for this unique event in January.

Fall/Winter Menu 06


Garden Salad, diced asian pears, honey pecan dressing

King Crab Caesar Salad, with garlic croutons

Brie Stuffed with Truffles, autumn beet salad, and green apple thyme vinaigrette


Grilled Lobster Sausage, mushroom duxelle soufflé,
apple rosemary water

Smoked Salmon, potato leek pancake, horseradish dill cream

Wild Boar Spareribs, kafir lime congee and pickled mangoes

Cheese Soup, broccoli flan
and smoked bacon

Marinated Ahi, tempura mango roll, and ginger jello


Loin of Caribou, potato and smoked bacon croquettes, gingerbread and blueberry ketchup

King Salmon Wellington, creamy onion coulis,
pinot noir jus

Buffalo Steak, sweet rice porridge, bok choy tempura
and citrus barbecue

Braised Long Island Duck Pappardelle, root vegetables, duck bouillon

Grilled Vegetable and Polenta Cake, smoked tomato sauce

Grilled Prime Loin of Beef, potato puree, wild mushrooms

Diver Scallops, grilled plantains, avocado and cucumber coulis, blue prawn vinaigrette

Ahi Tuna, cardamom crust, Cuban sweet potatoes,
citrus nage

Angus Prime Rib Au Jus,
bacon stuffed potato, greens
and horseradish (Fridays
and Saturdays)

Frank Mendoza – Chef
Sam Stringer – Sous Chef

Dessert Menu
Green Tomato and Almond Tart, caramel ice cream

    Chocolate Crème Brûlée vanilla sorbet 

  Apple Cranberry Cobbler gingerbread topping, roasted pumpkin ice cream

  Warm Chocolate Chili Fondant white chocolate biscuit,
orange cream ice 

  Chocolate Fondue Cake assorted accompaniments 

  Berry Consommé Chocolate coconut croquettes
Log Haven's
Upcoming Events

December 1
Special Après-ski menu

December 22-24
Holiday Caroling

December 31
New Year's Eve Special

January 24-25
Celebrity Guest Chef, James Boyce
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