LPN Weekly - 2/7/2016

Valentine's Celebration Saturday at The Links

The LPN's special Valentine's dinner is this coming Saturday, February 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Just a few spots remain for this event, which will take place in The Links dining room. The price is $75 per person. Call 641-755-2080 or 800-879-1917 to reserve your spot. The regular Links menu will be available in the bar area.

This is a five-course dinner, with each course paired with a different wine. Chef Peter Makens will be personally presenting each course, describing the food and the wine pairing. The first course is Seared Scallop, which will include red wine braised pork belly, seared scallop, butternut squash puree, pickled red onion and red wine gastrique. The second course is Roasted Mushroom Salad, featuring arugula, oyster and Shitaki mushrooms, bacon, goat cheese, toasted pecan, and warm bacon dressing.

The third course is Lobster Risotto, featuring butter poached lobster, garlic, shallots, and Pecorino Romano cheese. The fourth course offers a choice of Balsamic Braised Short Ribs or Pan Roasted Halibut, each with smoked Gouda polenta, cipollini onions, and fried shallot. The final course will be a delicious dessert.

Fish Specials, Kitchen Remodel, Easter Brunch

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, and will be observed at The Links with a special price on the walleye sandwich from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fish dinner specials also will be offered each of the next two Fridays - February 12 and 19. The Links will be closing Sunday, February 21, for a kitchen remodel, and reopen Tuesday, March 8.

During the remodel, The Links bar area will be open Wednesday through Saturday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Drink specials and limited finger foods will be offered. New lunch and dinner menus will be introduced when the kitchen reopens, along with daily specials and Friday fish specials until Easter. The LPN’s annual Easter Brunch will be served Sunday, March 27.

Partners Club, Reciprocal Options Continue for 2016

An added benefit for LPN golf members in 2016 is the Partners Club that was formed two years ago with two other central Iowa golf clubs. Members of the LPN can play both Tournament Club of Iowa at Polk City and Legacy Golf Club at Norwalk Monday through Thursday for $30 plus tax. LPN members will be able to make their own tee times at these two courses, because each will have an LPN membership list at the pro shop counter. Any accompanying guests must pay the full rate.

This is similar to the reciprocal program that has been in place for several years. In 2016, there are 11 courses that welcome LPN members to play at reduced rates, with tee times arranged by the LPN pro shop. Fees cover 18 holes of golf, cart and range balls, with taxes extra. Participating courses are Atlantic Country Club - $25; Bent Tree Golf Club, Council Bluffs - $35; Carroll Country Club - $25; Fort Dodge Country Club - $25; Indianola Country Club - $25; The Ridge Golf Club, Sioux Center - $25; Lake Creek Country Club, Storm Lake - $25; Landsmeer Golf Club, Orange City - $25; Majestic Hills, Denison - $20; Ottumwa Country Club - $25; and Waverly Golf Course, Waverly - $20

The Partners Clubs and the reciprocal program — two more reasons an LPN golf membership is a great value! If you haven't yet joined for 2016, you can review membership options here.

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