LPN Resort Weekly - 2/3/2019

Super Bowl Watch Party

Join us today at the Links Restaurant for a Super Bowl Watch Party with betting pools, food and drink specials, and games, including Giant Jenga, corn hole toss and ping pong. The event starts at 2 p.m. Chips with salsa or queso, vegetable tray, cheese and cracker tray and homemade chili will be available for $10.95. Drink specials include $8 pitchers of Bud Light and Miller Lite, $3 shots for every score, and $1 canned beer (while supplies last). See you there!

LPN Executive Chef Hired

A native Iowan who has worked in kitchens in Minnesota and Arizona since the mid-1990s will be in the kitchen at Lake Panorama National Resort this Tuesday. Brent Gaffney, who was born in Independence, Iowa, is LPN’s new executive chef.

Gaffney earned a degree in culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Minneapolis in 2002. Over the next 10 years, he worked as a chef at several restaurants in Minnesota. In 2013, he moved with his wife and daughter to Tucson, Arizona, when he was hired as the sous chef at Bodega Kitchen + Wine. Within two months, he was promoted to executive chef.

Gaffney resigned from Stone Canyon Golf Club in Marana, Arizona, to become LPN’s executive chef. At Stone Canyon, he managed all banquets and line operations, helped develop a new menu, and implemented a kitchen call ticket system. We are excited to welcome Brent to Lake Panorama National!

Celebrate Your Love and Meet Chef Brent!

At The Links we are celebrating Valentine’s Day for two days — both Thursday and Friday, February 14 and 15. Beginning at 5 p.m. each day, Chef Brent and his team will offer a special menu of delectable appetizers, entrees and desserts. Links Manager Matt Mikkelsen has selected the perfect wine to complement each of the entrees, plus crafted Cupid’s Cotton Candy Cocktail to add to the celebration. Our regular menu will not be available Thursday or Friday after 5 p.m, although the children’s menu will be available both evenings. Reservations are highly recommended. Call 641-755-2080 to reserve a table or make a reservation below.

Basketball Watch Party February 16

On Saturday, February 16, the Iowa and Iowa State men’s basketball teams will be playing, but not against each other! It’s one of those rare days when the schedules align for both teams to be playing: Iowa State tips off against the Kansas State Wildcats at 3 p.m., and Iowa takes on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at 5 p.m.

At The Links, we’re celebrating the day with a State Basketball Watch Party. Starting at 2:30 p.m., join us wearing your Iowa or Iowa State apparel, and receive a complimentary sampler appetizer of Chef Brent’s homemade pretzels and beer cheese dip, or homemade salsa and chips. Chef Brent also will be featuring new appetizers offered Saturday only, as well as Iowa State and Iowa flatbread pizzas.

Links Manager Matt Mikkelsen has concocted Iowa and Iowa State shot specials to add an extra punch to your cheers. Our men’s teams have provided an exciting year of basketball, and we invite you to join the fun at the Links!