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Where’s Wally… our resident Koala at Secrets on the Lake!

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Have you seen him yet? Short, dark and hairy… very cute? You will… but knowing exactly where he will be at any given time is another story. Wally has recently been spotted mating in a tree high above The Bower treehouse, munching on eucalyptus leaves near Waterlillies, nestled in the fork of a tree right next to the gazebo in our Dining on the Deck restaurant, right outside our bedroom window, walking on the road on the way up to The Nest, and scrambling over the deck near The Whistle Stop’s Spa Bath.

Koalas have always been in this neck of the woods and were quite plentiful before Lake Baroon was constructed. I remember my children 40 years ago squealing with delight at the odd grunts of a koala perched in a tree just metres from their bedroom window. Our furry friends have been hit hard by the removal of our gum forests and sadly there are only about 80% of the population left. Here at Secrets on the Lake though, we have designed our world class treehouses to have negligible impact on the unspoilt environment and ancient rainforest. There is a real feeling of pride and joy that this choice to celebrate and sympathise with our natural world has enabled the wildlife in this area to thrive once again.

From the moment you step foot at Secrets, you will discover a loving attention to detail everywhere you look – beautiful carved furniture, delicate forged ironwork, handmade pottery, leadlight windows and many other finishing touches handcrafted by local artists. This intimate connection with nature is no more apparent than when you are relaxing on your treehouse deck enjoying the visiting birds and Kookaburras, spotting a sleepy Lizard, or smiling at Mother Possum showing off her beautiful baby. But if you are lying in bed at night and start hearing some weird sounds in the trees. maybe its Wally coming to visit. Say hello from me!

For more information or to book a treehouse stay or meal in our Dining on the Deck daytime licensed restaurant please call 07 5478 5888 or email info@secretsonthelake.com.au or visitwww.secretsonthelake.com.au.

Spring is here… and so is our Summer Spring menu!

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The birds are chirping and the skies are a glorious blue over the green hinterland hills… Spring is definitely here again and our Chef Mat Law has launched a brand new Spring Summer menu which features some sumptuous new options along with your favourite bites. This is your open invitation to come spoil yourselves and sample some delicious taste sensations at our daytime licensed café Dining on the Deck.

We are conscious of different dietary requirements and have many Gluten Free and Vegetarian options, alongside the best locally sourced meat and seafood… at Dining on the Deck you won’t have any problems choosing meals that tick all your boxes. Why not book in for your upcoming special occasion or drop in for a lazy breakfast and treat yourself to the famous Secrets hospitality and service.

We have also launched new mouth-watering package menus for groups of 12 and more that are available all year round. The Silver package is $27.50 for 2 courses (available Tues to Fri), or our gold package is $40 for 2 courses or $50 for 3 courses (available Tues to Sun). Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.

Our special Christmas food menus are also now available online. Bring your family, friends, work colleagues, club mates or village crew to celebrate the season and each other with some great food and excellent service in a truly inspiring location. We will begin serving our Christmas menus from Friday 23rd November this year. The Silver package is $27.50 for 2 courses (available Tues to Fri), or our gold package is $40 for 2 courses or $50 for 3 courses (available Tues to Sun). Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment. Please contact Di to make your group booking. Call 07 5478 5888 or email info@secretsonthelake.com.au or visit www.secretsonthelake.com.au.  

 

The perfect Christmas present… Secrets on the Lake Accommodation or Dining Gift Voucher

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How fast has this year flown by?! Blink and we will all be sitting around the dining table with bonbons and silly hats and Aunty Daphne snoozing contentedly in the corner chair.

But on a serious note, as time marches on you gain some insight into what really matters in life (along with those laughter lines and salt and pepper sprinkles)… and that is the living of it… the really important things are those experiences that remind you you are alive, and spending quality time with your family and loved ones. This has been the driving force behind creating the magical treehouse accommodation and Dining on the Deck café at Secrets on the lake in Montville. A place that truly celebrates love and nature.

We offer Gift Vouchers for accommodation or Café Meals starting from $50 to full accommodation packages. The perfect gift to share the magic of Secrets and rewind, rejuvenate and refresh from the hectic pace of everyday life.

So why not be the Secret Santa everyone wants to rub shoulders with this year and contact our friendly office staff to enquire about purchasing a gift voucher for your loved ones for this Christmas. Call 07 5478 5888 or email info@secretsonthelake.com.au or visit www.secretsonthelake.com.au.  

 

Maleny Neighbourhood Community Centre Event & Raffle at Secrets on the Lake

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WIN A MID-WEEK 1 NIGHT STAY IN A LUXURY TREEHOUSE AT
SECRETS ON THE LAKE

Raffle will be drawn on Friday, 29th of June 2018, 9am-1030am. Where: Secrets on the Lake; 207 Narrows Road, Montville, QLD
Ticket Price – $20 and includes morning tea. You can purchase raffles from Secrets on the Lake Cafe $2 a ticket or 3 for $5.00

To book please call us on (07) 5478 5888

 

Christmas in July

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Secrets Cafe on the Deck have once again created an amazing menu for your lunch time enjoyment this Christmas in July. Two different Christmas packages are available in conjunction with our a la carte menu. Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment. We are also opening for Christmas dinner from 5.30pm on Friday the 6th of July. We specialise in large groups up to 80 people. If you book a table of 6 or more for Christmas dinner on the 6th of July, you and your guests will receive a free glass of mulled wine with your meals. Book now to reserve your table.

Gold Package Menu
Two Course $35/per person
Three Courses $45/per person

(Available for lunch Tues-Sun for individuals or groups up to 80 guests)
Entree:

Celeriac, Hazelnut and Truffle Soup with Grilled Sourdough (V & GFA)

Smoked Trout Pot with Melba Toasts and Cornichons (GFA)

Honey Glazed Pumpkin with Barley, Pomegranate, Walnut and Goats Cheese Salad (V, GFA, VGA)

Main:
Cider Glazed Pork Loin, Apple Sauce, Crackling and Red Wine Jus (GF)

Grilled Atlantic Salmon Fillet with Blood Orange Hollandaise (GF)

Baked Turkey, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Smashed Brussels and Chestnuts, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce and Jus (GF)

Pumpkin and Leek Nut Roast with Cranberry Sauce (V & GF)

All of the above options are served with Herb Roasted New Potatoes, Seasonal Greens, Parsnip and Thyme Puree.

Dessert:
Steamed Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate & Honey Sauce and Vanilla Bean Gelato (GF)

Pavlova with Berry Compote, Chantilly Cream, Berry Coulis and Honeycomb Crumb (GF)

Spiced Peach Cobbler with Rosewater Cream and Raspberry Gelato (GF)

Silver Package Menu
Two Course $27.50/per person

(Available Tues-Fri for a minimum of 12 guests or up to 80 guests)

Main:
Baked Turkey, Herb Roasted Potatoes,Smashed Brussels and Chestnuts, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce and Jus (GF)

Pumpkin and Leek Nut Roast, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Parsnip and Thyme Puree, Seasonal Greens and Cranberry Sauce (GF & V)

Dessert:
Pavlova with Berry Compote and Chantilly Cream (GF)

Steamed Christmas Pudding & Brandy Custard

Christmas in July menu 2018

Anzac Day 2018

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Book your group of 4 or more a table at Secrets Cafe on the Deck on the 25th April and go in the running for a $100 cafe voucher. All patrons ordering a meal will reeive a free Anzac Biscuit!
Prebooking is essential.
We are open for breakfast from 8:30am,
lunch from 11am to 2.15pm,
and offer afternoon teas until 4.30pm.

 

Entrees:
Soup of the day: Roasted Pumpkin, Chickpea & Sage. v. g.f.a. v.g.
Egg & bacon Tart. Watercress, cranberry & pistachio salad. $14 g.f.

Mains:
Secrets Cottage Pie w Steamed Greens. $22 g.f.
Grilled Barramundi. herb creamed polenta, green beans & tomato chutney. $24 g.f.
Sweet Potato and Lentil Burger. tomato, rocket, red onion, avocado dressing w fries. $20 v. g.f.a. v.g.

Dessert:
Golden Syrup Cheesecake with ANZAC biscuit base $14 g.f
Lamington, Macadamia & Honeycomb ice-cream sandwiches, Chocolate pouring sauce. $14

Call our friendly staff on 07 5478 5888 to make your booking.

Mother’s Day 13th May 2018 Menu

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Buffet Breakfast $26 Adult
$13 child (under 12)
Selection of Cereals
Baked Danish Pastries
Bacon
Scrambled Eggs
Beef Chipolatas
Baked Flat Mushrooms
House Baked Beans
Hash Browns
Grilled Tomatoes
Toast
Butter, Jam, Honey, Marmalade
Tea, Coffee, Fresh Orange Juice

Lunch Menu
Light
Soup of the Day $14 (GFA)
Duo of Dips $8 (GFA)
Twice Baked Three Cheese Souffle
With Waldorf Salad $20 (GF, V)
Artichoke, Goats Cheese & Local Bunya Nut Pesto
Tart
With Rocket and Pear Salad $18 (GF, V)
Bread
Secrets Open Club Sandwich $22 (GFA,VA)
Toasted Sliced Cob Loaf, Turkey, Bacon,
Crisp Lettuce, Tomato, Mustard Mayonnaise,
With Housemade Potato Crisps
Garden Fresh Wrap $20 (GFA,VG,V)
Cos Lettuce, Red Onion, Cucumber,
Avocado, Hummus & Local Bunya Nut Pesto,
With Housemade Potato Crisps
Secrets Wagyu Burger $26 (GFA)
Millawa Ranch Wagyu Beef, Toasted
Brioche Bun, Oak Leaf Lettuce, Tomato Relish,
Local Gruyere Cheese with Fries & Mayonnaise

Main
Slow Cooked Lamb Shank $28 (GF)
With Buttered Mash & Seasonal Greens
Secrets Red Duck Curry $26 (GF)
With Coconut Rice & Roti
Bouillabaisse $30 (GFA)
With Toasted Sourdough
Chickpea Flatcake $28 (GF, V,VGA)
With Courgette, Watercress, Pomegranite, Local
Bunya Nut and Pecorino salad, Honey Lemon
Dressing
Add Haloumi $3.50
Add Thyme Seasoned Chicken $5.00

Desserts
Turkish Delight Brulee $14 (GF)
With Pistachio Shortbread
Classic Appe Strudel $14
With Honeycomb Gelato and Star Anaise Anglaise
Lemon & Prosecco Syllabub $14 (GF)
With Crushed Amaretti Biscuits & Almond Tuille
Classic Apple Strudel
With Honeycomb Gelato & Star Anise Anglaise

Sides
Bowl of Fries, Aioli $10 (GF)
Seasonal Vegetables $10 (GF)
Buttered Mash $10 (GF)
Garden Salad $10 (GF)

Mothers Day Menu

Valentines Dinner 14th February 2018

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VALENTINES DINNER MENU

Wednesday 14th February, 2018 THREE COURSES $69

ENTREE

Oysters: Natural and with Lemon Sorbet (gf)

Arancini of Eggplant, Semi Dried Tomato, Oregano and Local Gruyere. Salsa Verde (v)

Pan Seared Scallops with Cauliflower and Thyme Puree, Pancetta, Toasted Hazelnut Crumb and Balsamic Glaze (gf)

Millawa Ranch Steak Tartare, with Fennel, Capers, Lemon Zest, Parmesan and Parsley. House Croutons.

MAIN

Chargrilled Salmon Fillet with Herb Infused Kepler Potato, Dukkha Roasted Pumpkin Puree, Green Beans (gf)

Confit Duck Leg, Candied Red Cabbage and Fennel, Creamy Sage Polenta, Orange and Star Anise Reduction (gf)

Risotto of Pea, Broad Beans, Capers, Lemon and Mint with Pecorino and Pangritata (v,gfa)

200gm Rib Fillet, Triple Cooked Thick Cut Chips, Sautéed Flat Mushrooms and Café de Paris Butter (gf)

DESSERT

Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta, Caramelised Fig, Biscotti. (gf)

House made Meringue, Chantilly Cream, Mixed Berry Compote, Candied Pistachio Dust (gf)

Strawberry and Cream Mille-feuille

Steamed Treacle Pudding, Clotted Cream (gf)

(gf) Gluten free     (gfa)  Gluten free available on request       (v)  Vegetarian

Secrets on the Lake Ph 5478 5888 www.secretsonthelake.com.au

Dinner ONLY 14th February 2018 6pm – 8.30pm

Valentines Dinner 2018

Stunning Secrets Cafe

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Hidden away in the rainforest and on the edge of Lake Baroon near Montville is one of the Coast’s best kept secrets. In fact it is called “Secrets on the Lake” an exquisite property, that will surprise so much, that you will be compelled to visit again and again with your visitors and friends. It is a unique destination featuring not only Secrets world class treehouse accommodation but a daytime fabulous restaurant Secrets Cafe on the Deck.
Created by George and Aldy Johnston, every aspect has been designed to delight and visitors are stunned by the beautiful carvings and creations in wood, iron and glass that are a particular feature of everything they have done. Even down to the beautiful garden and shingle roofed entrance and gazebo, visitors are stunned to realise that Secrets is an established family business of many years.

Secrets licensed Cafe entices, not only because of its location, having a stunning view of Lake Baroon, but, because its staff provides a delicious food experience as well. Open 6 days (closed Mondays and some Public holidays) from 8.30am for Breakfast and Lunch from 11.00am until last orders by 2.15pm and from then until 4pm (closing time may vary with wedding functions) Secrets also serves morning and afternoon teas, high teas. It is the perfect place for celebrations, where you can gather for a birthday, baby shower, reunion or anniversary. Special packages have been designed for Group Functions and of course it is a delightful place to celebrate a wedding as well.

Contact Secrets staff on 54785888 or visit www.secretscafemontville.com.au to make a booking. Secrets Cafe Manager Di and Head Chef Mat will help you plan your occasion and provide ideas to make it special.

February Month of Love at Secrets

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FEBRUARY IS LOVE MONTH

Special menu available for the month of February, 2018 (Available 11am – 2.15pm Tues-Sunday)

TWO COURSES $40 THREE COURSES $50

ENTREE

Arancini of Eggplant, Semi Dried Tomato, Oregano and Local Gruyere. Salsa Verde (v)

Pan Seared Scallops with Cauliflower and Thyme Puree, Pancetta, Toasted Hazelnut Crumb and Balsamic Glaze (gf)

 

MAIN

Chargrilled Salmon Fillet with Herb Infused Kepler Potato, Dukkah Roasted Pumpkin Puree, Green Beans (gf)

Confit Duck Leg, Candied Red Cabbage and Fennel, Creamy Sage Polenta, Orange and Star Anise Reduction (gf)

Risotto of Pea, Broad Beans, Capers, Lemon and Mint with Pecorino and Pangritata (v,gfa)

DESSERT

Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta, Caramelised Fig, Biscotti. (gf)

House made Meringue, Chantilly Cream, Mixed Berry Compote, Candied Pistachio Dust (gf)

 

(gf) Gluten free     (gfa)  Gluten free available on request       (v)  Vegetarian

Secrets on the Lake Ph 5478 5888 www.secretsonthelake.com.au

Open Tuesday to Friday – 8:30am to 4pm Saturday & Sunday – Closed Mondays

February Love Menu 2018