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 Chef Chris Tomboni Featuring Indigenous Products at Dolce's Renovated Lakeway Inn in Austin, TX
AUSTIN, TEXAS (May 24, 1999). – The Travis Restaurant & Bar at Lakeway Inn, an award-winning conference resort and leisure destination, has completed its expansion and renovation. Offering sweeping views of beautiful Lake Travis, the restaurant, via its menu and design, celebrates the rich landscape and products of the Texas Hill Country. It’s fare, dubbed “New Hill Country Cuisine” by Chef Chris Tomboni, features indigenous products like Black Angus beef and Gulf shrimp and accents them with flavorful native peppers, tamarind, cumin, cilantro and rich mangoes from Central Texas. Tomboni was the former Executive Sous Chef of the five-star French Room at The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas and worked under renowned Master Chef Jean Banchet.

The renovation of the Travis Restaurant & Bar, part of a $20-million, year-long expansion and renovation of Lakeway Inn, was completed last month by Dallas-based interior designer Deborah Lloyd Forrest and Antonio Flamenco, AIA of EDI Architecture, Inc. in association with Kendall/Heaton Associates of Houston. Rich woods and whimsical fabrics in hues of gold, green and burgundy celebrate the flora and fauna of the region while floor-to-ceiling windows, and a new terrace patio with dining al fresco, offer captivating views of Lake Travis. A 50-seat private dining room with separate, open terrace lies adjacent to the restaurant and is ideal for small wedding receptions and cocktail parties. The Bar area, offering a lighter pub menu, is outfitted with two new pool tables, big screen television and the National Trivia Network.

Says Toby June, Lakeway Inn General Manager, “The completion of the Travis Restaurant & Bar is a major milestone in our year-long expansion project and our team is very excited for the opening of the new building this September.”

The $20-million project will grow Lakeway Inn to 240 guest rooms and over 20,000 square feet of meeting space, most of which is located in the new building overlooking Lake Travis. A new fitness center and second resort pool complex are also being added and will augment the property’s existing full-service marina and access to the World of Tennis. The property’s 69 peninsula guest rooms have already been completely refurbished.

Lakeway Inn is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country just 20 minutes from downtown Austin and within 45 minutes of the new Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The award-winning conference resort is managed by Dolce International, the global leader in learning through meetings and leisure. 

Jennifer H. McDonough
Director, Public Relations
Phone: (201) 505-5909
Fax:  (201) 307-8837
Also See:  Dolce International Acquires Hôtel du Domaine de Chantilly Outside Paris / Nov 1998 

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