By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Apr 24, 2018 at 11:01 AM

Thinking about an early summer getaway? How about planning a trip to Lake Geneva to enjoy two of the areas foodie traditions, Taste of Lake Geneva and Lake Geneva Restaurant Week?

Taste of Lake Geneva takes place on Saturday, June 2 at Flat Iron Park, located just off the Lake between Wrigley Drive and Center Street. Admission is just $2 and entitles attendees to sample their way through some of the areas best restaurants (samples range from $3 to $9 each), enjoy food demos, live music, beer and wine at a beautiful lakeside setting.

The event is a kick-off of sorts for Lake Geneva Restaurant Week, an annual event which takes place June 3-10 at approximately 25 restaurants in the area. The week features special prix fixe menus for breakfast ($8), two course lunches ($10) and three course dinners for either $25 or $35. Reservations are recommended for the event, which attracts thousands of residents and visitors each year.

This year, thanks to Lake Geneva Country Meats, the event also features a Charity Check, allowing dining guests to vote for a participating charity to receive a $5,000 donation. This year’s nonprofits include Walworth County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Open Arms Free Clinic, Tree House Child & Family Center, Big Foot Emergency Food Pantry, and Kisses from Keegan & Friends a Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

The growing list of Lake Geneva Restaurant Week venues and menus can be found online at A variety of resort and hotel deals are also available.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.