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Laguna Chapalac - December 24, 2022

New Year’s Eve

Dining options for New Year’s Eve at Lakeside are quickly closing as local eateries fill up their tables.


Armando’s Hideaway is offering a New Year’s Day dinner of cream of broccoli, chicken in mustard sauce or pork loin with mushroom gravy, carrot cake and a glass of wine for 450 pesos. Reservations: 376-766-2229.

Casa del Sol Inn is hosting a New Year’s Day Sunday Brunch, 9:30 to 2 p.m. with a complementary glass of sparkling wine, 350 pesos. Reservations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Casa Linda is holding an early New Year’s Eve dinner from 2 to 9 p.m. with a special menu of shrimp bisque, apple, nuts and goat cheese salad, main course options of Rack of lamb, USD Prime rib eye (890 pesos) or lobster tail (990 pesos) and chocolate mousse for dessert. Reservations: 376-766-0087.

Malaga offers a New Year’s Eve dinner from of cream of mushroom soup or green salad, flamed shrimp and glazed ham, a glass of champagne and pie a la mode for 510 pesos . Reservations: 332-941-0629.

La Bodega Ajijic will have a special dinner and show by Ricardo and Blanca from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. for 750 pesos.

American Legion Post 7 Chapala has sold out their New Year’s Eve event.

Scallion Ajijic Bistro offers a New Year’s Eve menu of chicken cacciatore or sweet glazed Thai salmon for 590 pesos. Live music begins 7 p.m. Reservations: 376-766-2301.

D’Shanti has a special menu December 31 beginning 9:30 p.m., with music by the Jazz Duet and special Guest Thomas Banks. Main dish items include lamb, sea bass, rib eye, chicken marsala and lobster tail. Call 376-766-5792 for prices and reservations.

Oui Oui offers a special New Year’s Eve “One Night in Paris” menu including one glass of Champagne for 1,299 pesos with reservations: 376-766-1360. New Year’s Day they are open with Bloody Mary’s and Bloody Caesars.

pg16aCasa Treeskel has a special New Year’s Eve four-course menu with mains of salmon or baked beef filet for 710 or 760 pesos. Reservations: 333-488-4136.

Casa Mayabela (not a restaurant, but billed as a test kitchen) at Av. De la Ribera 219 in Ajijic,  is offering rib-eye yakitori, brie and bone marrow portobello duxelles, a smoked beef salad, filet and lobster surf and turf and chocolate strawberries, at 6 p.m. Reservations: 630-677-0420.

CocinArt’s New Year’s Eve (noon to 7 p.m.) menu choices are an open-faced turkey sandwich, Cajun shrimp, lamb T-bone, chicken parmesan, Vizcaino fish filet or shrimp stuffed with crab. Reservations: 376-766-4242.

Restaurant Los Compadres, Constitucion 32 (above the Cocktail Bar) in Ajijic, offers dinner at 7 p.m. Maine lobster (1,900 pesos), rib eye, duck confit or grilled salmon (750 pesos).  Live music by Black Pool Band. Reservations: 331-416-1242.

El BarCo hosts Tekila Blues and Roll beginning 8 p.m. New Year’s Eve. 180 pesos cover charge. Reservations: 376-766-0452.

LCS classes

Sign up soon to these Lake Chapala Society classes as they fill up quickly. Enroll and pay at the LCS website or in the office.

• Introduction to Lakeside, by Barbara Harkness; in person class is Monday, January 9, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; online class is Monday, January 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Journey of a Traveler explores the culture and life experiences by Betty Steinhauer in her ten years traveling around the world. Dates are January 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26, all 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

• Introduction to Spanish, by Inez Dayer, January 10, 17 and 24, noon to 1:30 p.m.

• Memoir writing workshop “Introduction to Telling Your Story,” by Doris Gallan, Wednesday, January 11, 1 to 3 p.m. Gallan also offers a more intensive four-session class January 18, 25, February 1 and 8, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

• Mexican Manners by Alfredo Perez gets you over the culture shock of different Mexican customs, habits, body language and rules. January 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Mexican Independence from Spain by Ted Rogers follows the country’s independence movement from the 1500s to the 1800s. January 17, 20, 24, 27 and 31, 1 to 2 p.m.

• Mexican Winter Fruits by Alfredo Perez will introduce you to local fruit. January 19, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Genealogy Forum

The Genealogy Forum is a local group with a variety of experiences and interests in family history topics. Meetings resume January 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. and continue on the first Friday of each month. Meet at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, San Jorge 105 in Riberas del Pilar, on the Carretera across from Mom’s Deli.

At this meeting, a few members will share their recent projects and discuss ideas for topics to be presented at future meetings. Beginners are welcome.

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