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January
February
March

Respite from Green Beer

Saint Pat

If you prefer celebrating St. Patrick's Day away from civilization and by taking in a great view, chances are the Bistro can help.

As part of the regular menu, starting on St. Pat's Day through Sunday (March 17-20), for anyone in need of a corned beef, mashed potato and cabbage fix, the Bistro will be serving this traditional favorite, as well as decadent Baileys Irish Cream Cake, St. Patrick's Day Sugar Cookies and Chocolate Shamrock Cake, plus other seasonal items.

With the patio open, or having an impromptu picnic on the lawn, it's a great way to enjoy a Spring repast by the water.

If you'd like to pre-order any of these specialty desserts and pastries, please contact the Bistro (bistro@shorelinelake.com and 650-965-1745).

April
May

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo Lakeside

Cinco de Mayo

Special offerings for Cinco de Mayo include: mole chicken enchiladas, fish tacos, agua fresca, flan, Mexican sweet bread (conchas), sake margaritas and a selection of Mexican beers, as well as horchata-inspired Mexican iced coffee.

With the patio open, it's a great way to enjoy your repast, and a cold one, by the water...

A Special Experience for a Special Lady

Mother's Day

Shoreline is making sure visitors can take care of their favorite person the way she deserves. Give her a day to experience, in the way she wants..., relaxed and enjoying the people who love her most.

Spending Mom's Day by the Lake tends to pretty popular, and we recommend making reservations, especially for larger parties. For more info, reservations, etc., you can reach us via the Boathouse (650-965-7474), Bistro (650-965-1745) and Events (650-965-3779) lines.

An Al Fresco Repast for Mom!

Enjoying a Mother's Day brunch where you can sit out and take in nature and a lovely view of a lake and trees wouldn’t be too shabby a way to start to the day, or afternoon.

Pastries and other treats available for the day include: Butter Croissants, Chocolate Croissants, Almond Croissants, Variety of Muffins (Blueberry Lime Curd or Carrot, Walnut, & Raisin), Pain aux Raisins.

...and additions to the Brunch Menu: Fish Tacos (served with Mexican street corn salad and watermelon salad), Croque Madame, Croque Monsieur, Salmon Tartine, and Specialty Quiches (roasted red bell pepper, mushroom, tomato and Valbreso French Feta Cheese; broccoli cheddar quiche).

And, let's not forget adult beverages, including the ever popular Mimosa, Bloody Mary and Margarita. With Kids’ menus available too, expect a great time. Check out the full menu for additional items, and for reservations, please give the Bistro a call (650-965-1745).

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day

For the Military, a little something: To ensure everyone gets a chance to try different ways to enjoy their free time, we’re offering current members of the military and their families a special rate (starting Memorial Day Weekend, 50% off through June 30th) towards the weekend-based teen/adult watersports classes. This offer might be something to consider if you and your family want to try a variety of watersports.

For more details about these activities, check out the Boathouse pages. Give us a call (650-965-7474) or drop on by, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions and get you started.

Also, given the three-day weekend, Brunch is extended into Monday. FYI...Larger groups should plan on calling ahead to the American Bistro (650-965-1745) for reservations.

June

Shoreline Lake Summer Sailstice Celebration

Sailing

Starting at 10am, on Saturday, June 18th, Silicon Valley's destination for lake sailing takes part in a global celebration of summer and sailing!

Skippered sailboat rides will be available between 10am-2pm. Space is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis, as this protected salt-water environment, set within the tranquil confines of a beautiful nature preserve, will also have its usual active sailing scene (classes, and more) going on at full blast. And, to make Brunch reservations (check out the Menu here), please contact the Bistro at 650-965-1745.

Father’s Day Barbecue

BBQ

Although the Park doesn’t allow for individual barbecues, on Sunday (June 19th), Dad can have a barbecue picnic here, and everyone can enjoy being out on the patio taking in the waterfront view.

You’ll get a whopping great plate – a choice of 1-, 2- or 3-types of meat with 2 sides. In addition, veggie burgers, hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available. For dessert, we dare you to try our house-made pastries...

And, to whet the appetite: For $25 per person (kids 2-4 years old free), get an all day access pass for kayak, canoe, pedalboat, and rowboat rentals. They’ll be available by the barbecue station. For more info on the access pass, just call at the Boathouse (650-965-7474).

If Brunch is more your style, please contact the Bistro at 650-965-1745 to make reservations, particularly for large groups. You can check out the Brunch Menu here.

July

July Fourth Barbecue!

BBQ

By the Boathouse. While the Park doesn't allow for individual barbecues, on July 4th, from 11am-3pm, we're making it easy for everyone to have a barbecue picnic here, and enjoy being out on the patio taking in the waterfront view.

You’ll get a whopping great plate – a choice of 1-, 2- or 3-types of meat with 2 sides. In addition, veggie burgers, hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available. For dessert, we dare you to try our house-made pastries...

If Brunch is more your style, please contact the Bistro at 650-965-1745 to make reservations, particularly for large groups. You can check out the Bistro Menu here.

On-the-Water Viewing of July Fourth Fireworks

Fire Works

Enjoy the best view of the Fireworks Show, from the waters of Shoreline Lake!

The Boathouse provides to Park visitors the most unique way in the Park (and the rest of Mountain View) to enjoy the fireworks – from a pedalboat, rowboat, canoe or single/double kayak in the middle of the Lake, with friends and family.

Although watercraft are not allowed on the Lake after sunset, Shoreline makes an exception for Independence Day. The Boathouse is now taking online reservations for these special watercraft rentals, so you can escape the crowds and watch the fireworks from the water. To make a reservation by phone, and if you need additional info, please call the Boathouse at (650) 965-7474.

Also, the American Bistro is making available a special deluxe snack pack for the fireworks viewing ($25 per box, for 2 ppl), that comes with:

  • • Gourmet Popcorn Cone
  • • Wholesome Medley Trail Mix
  • • Provolone Cheese & Genoa Salami Rolls
  • • Housemade Chocolate Chip Cookie, with Festive Fruit Cup (Blueberries & Strawberries)
  • • Choice of Drink (Soft Drink, Mineral Water or Still Water)

This option will be prompted as part of the vessel reservation checkout. However, if you decide to purchase the snack pack after making your reservation, or would like to order it separately, the Bistro is taking advance orders only – must be in by 5pm, Friday, July 1st. To place an order, place contact the Bistro at (650) 965-1745.

Please Note: Boat rentals for the Fireworks viewing are available by reservation only. Given previous years' high demand, and to ensure that everyone can take part in this experience, the last rental time is specially extended, so you can reserve your preferred watercraft for the viewing.

On July Fourth, regular rentals must be returned by 8:30 pm, to ensure patrons with reserved vessels can board first – starting at 9:00 pm. This makes sure you can get out on the water before the show begins and can enjoy the entire show from your vessel. Also, after the show, watercraft will need to be returned by 10:15 pm.

Celebrate Bastille Day Outdoors

Bastille Day Pastries

Need another excuse to drop by in July? Starting Thursday (July 14th) through Sunday (the 17th), Shoreline Lake will be helping Francophiles commemorate the French National Day.

The American Bistro will be featuring new additions to the "usual" lineup of house-made, real French pastries, confections and savory treats: These classics include hand-made croissants, brioche, tarts, galettes, and other real French pastries, in a display of gastronomic artistry, and savories like Croque Monsieur (the world's best toasted cheese sandwich) and Croque Madame (the world's best toasted cheese sandwich, with a fried egg on top) will be added to the menu.

With boats on the water, a view of nature, a glass of wine with friends and family on the Bistro patio, this laid back fete is a tranquil way to mark the middle of summer.

If you need to pre-order pastries for your own special occasion (or just need a larger order), please contact the Bistro at (650) 965-1745 or bistro@shorelinelake.com.

August
September

Labor Day at Shoreline Lake

Labor Day

If you're looking for a mini vacation (close to home), Shoreline Lake will be the South Bay's antidote for the hectic pace of life in Silicon Valley, with three laid-back days of fun, and tasty, outdoor activities during Labor Day weekend.

No laborious Labor Day in sight. Relax and enjoy a waterfront respite, where everyone can take advantage of the American Bistro patio's lovely view, and where weekend brunch is extended into Labor Day itself.

Shoreline's Yearly Sale of Cool Stuff

Gear Sale

To ensure a fresh, new, and up-to-date fleet, Shoreline hosts a Gear Sale about once a year (for 2022, Saturday & Sunday, September 17-18, 10am-6pm).

This year's main featured items are single kayaks, kids' kayaks, rowboats, and pedalboats. It's a great way to purchase well-maintained used equipment for just a fraction of the retail price.

If you already have your eye on something though, and want to reserve it, or, if you can't make it to the Gear Sale, just give the Boathouse Manager a call (650-965-7474).

To get an idea of the current gear, check out the watersports pictures in the Boathouse section.

Shoreline-Exclusive Fruit Harvest

Shoreline Exclusive Fruit Harvest

Whether you need an excuse, or not, to get out and enjoy a beautiful lakeside setting, being one of the few to partake of these "limited edition" fruits makes a great one. In other words, you need to get yours before they run out...

The American Bistro will be showcasing, for a limited time, the harvest of some unique organic fruit: Since the Boathouse & Bistro owner advocates using locally grown, seasonal products, she and her family are making available – exclusively to Shoreline Lake – this quality fruit, grown at their ranch in Pescadero.

If in the mood for fruit of premium flavor and sweetness, visitors can purchase from the first batch – starting in mid-September – freshly picked, pesticide-free, sweet and juicy Gala and Golden Delicious apples and Bosc pears (with additional varieties making their appearance in October). Small and large bags, as well as boxes (approximately 25-27lbs) will be available.

As the fifth harvest from a private, non-commercial ranch, only fruit from a select few trees will be harvested this year (hand-picked over just a few weeks, maybe into early December, to ensure peak ripeness). And, in keeping with Shoreline's emphasis on seasonality, when this quality fruit runs out, that's it until next Fall.

October

Shoreline-Exclusive Fruit Harvest

Shoreline Exclusive Fruit Harvest

Whether you need an excuse, or not, to get out and enjoy a beautiful lakeside setting, being one of the few to partake of these "limited edition" fruits makes a great one. In other words, you need to get yours before they run out...

The American Bistro will be showcasing, for a limited time (starting in early October), the harvest of some unique organic fruit: Since the Boathouse & Bistro owner advocates using locally grown, seasonal products, she and her family are making available – exclusively to Shoreline Lake – this quality fruit, grown at their ranch in Pescadero.

If in the mood for fruit of premium flavor and sweetness, visitors can purchase freshly picked, pesticide-free, sweet and juicy Bosc Pears and Golden Delicious apples, as well as Jonastar and Pink Lady (with Gala, Granny Smith and Scarlet Spur varieties making their appearance soon). Small bags ($6), large bags ($12) and boxes ($28) will be available.

As the fifth harvest from a private, non-commercial ranch, only fruit from a select few trees will be harvested this year (hand-picked over just a few weeks, maybe into early December, to ensure peak ripeness). And, in keeping with Shoreline's emphasis on seasonality, when this quality fruit runs out, that's it until next Fall.

November

Details listed below for all November events are from 2019 and subject to change or cancellation in 2021 due to COVID-19

Autumn Spice Week

Get your tastebuds prepped. Shoreline is shooing away the grey weather with the 10th Annual Autumn Spice Week.

Autumn Spice Week

Come by the American Bistro, Monday (Nov 22nd) through Sunday (Nov 28th), and enjoy a change of pace from the Thanksgiving/Black Friday rush.

The facilities at Shoreline will be open on Thanksgiving Day (to give everyone the chance to enjoy some outdoor fun, relax, pick up dessert for the big feast, etc.): Bistro hours will be 10am-3pm, and for the Boathouse, 10am-3pm. For the rest of the week, you can expect the regular Fall/Winter hours).

For pre-orders, please give the Bistro (650-965-1745) a call. Regarding the menu of "spice-laden" items the Bistro is featuring...

All Week
Pumpkin Pie
Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg…spices that should always go into a pumpkin pie, and you can certainly find them in this one. In conjunction with the aromatic nature of the pumpkin, they provide a fullness of flavor that makes the silky smoothness of a properly-prepared filling shine. Offset by a perfectly baked crust, this combination explains why it remains a tradition.

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
Here's to giving a classic the amazing award. Also called Derby Pie, the addition of dark chocolate and bourbon gives "regular" pecan pie flavors additional and deeper nuance. Not a bad way to make this pie even more interesting, while keeping the sweetness and texture of all the components balanced.

Pumpkin Tartlets
Here's a pumpkin treat taking the cute factor to another level. Deliciously spiced like their bigger cousin, these miniaturized pie morsels make a great snack that puts a new twist on a classic. A perfect size for kids, the classic custardy base and sweet pumpkin flavor are also a perfect fit for adult tastebuds too.

Chai
Although a generic term for tea in many parts of the world, in the US, we primarily associate Chai with the Indian masala spiced tea beverage. This hot, sweetened, spiced milk tea uses a variety of different spices (generally cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pepper) to produce a warming, soothing effect that’s tough to resist on a cold day.

Rotating in During the Week
Roasted Pumpkin & Sage Soup
As a base for a variety of different seasonings, pumpkin can’t be beat. This version of pumpkin soup takes advantage of this versatility. Redolent with sage and the richness of roasted pumpkin, this warming, hearty soup keeps the chill away.

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup
Imagine the headiness of tasting sweet butternut squash laced with the flavor of nutmeg. But rather than just sweetness, you’ll also take a savory turn. Shoreline’s not only done that with this soup (by drizzling the top with truffle oil), but, by garnishing with toasted pumpkin seeds, you’ll also experience a lovely juxtaposition of textures and tastes in every spoonful.

Just in Time for a Shopping Break
Brioche Trois Parfum
Layers of laminated brioche with crystallized ginger, candied lemon and orange – a perfect morning bun with a cup of Shoreline's artisan coffee. Every bite brings with it a kaleidoscope of flavors. Spicy, buttery, citrusy, etc., we can't think of a better way to start the morning off, or to give yourself a well-deserved break.

Raisin Rainbow & Walnut Topped Pumpkin Muffins
Forget just adding a bit of extra spicing to a “regular” muffin. We wanted to create something a little different that really brings out the delicate flavor of these teeny cakes. So, rather than top it off with a sugary, one-note icing, we decided to use a multi-colored array of raisins and walnuts. The variety of flavors from combining the fruits and nuts complements the pumpkin and spice in the sponge itself and ensures every bite is crunchy and sweet, as well as moist and flavorful.

Ginger Molasses Cookie
Autumn perfection. Old-fashioned, yet timeless. Soft, chewy and decadent, the molasses creates a beautiful balance and flavor explosion with the candied ginger. Be forewarned. One will not be enough. 'Nuff said.

December