Yarrow Bay Grill going to the bin

Another restaurant closing to report: After 20 years, Yarrow Bay Grill will be closing shop, as its ownership group has decided not to renew its lease. The restaurant will be serving its last meal on Thursday, April 30, so there’s still a little time to enjoy this delightful spot on Carillon Point, where I’ve enjoyed some of Vicky McCaffree’s cooking, including the fire prawns with grilled bread to dip in the accompanying spicy broth – a tasty treat.

Meanwhile, the waterfront Beach Café will meet the makeover gods, with light remodeling scheduled this spring. The café will remain open throughout, but then just in time for the spectacular summer days and nights, diners can look forward to a new fireside lounge, a new patio to double the capacity of outdoor, seasonal waterview tables, and the addition of daily breakfast service.

Jumping into Yarrow Bay Grill’s location will be bin on the lake, furthering the evolution of the Woodmark Hotel’s bin vivant restaurant which opened just last summer to much fanfare. Chef Lisa Nakamura and sommelier Dawn Smith have since left, so I’ll be curious to see what the future holds for the restaurant, which many believe is losing an opportunity to change its awkward name. “bin” will remain open in its current Woodmark location until mid-June before transitioning over to the plaza level shortly thereafter.

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