Wednesday, November 23, 2016

5 Tips For Stress Free Holiday Entertaining

We know you love to visit JB Hook's for the incredible entrees, sensational salads, oyster and shrimp bar, and so much more and we are sincerely grateful to our loyal customers and new faces alike. While we would love for you to spend all your lunches and dinners with us, we know you like to spend time at home too! 'Tis the season for holiday entertaining and while you're not eating, drinking and being merry with your friends at JB Hook's, consider these tips and have a perfect - stress free dinner party.


1. Upgrade Your Buffet

We know you're used to the top quality seafood and steak at JB Hook's so we're positive you'll enjoy serving your guests more than the traditional spread. Consider an interactive food station you can set up around the dining room. This creates movement and encourages the crowd to mingle. We suggest opting for plates of smoked meats and fish on unique breads paired with risotto and vegetable soups. 


2. Mix Up A Holiday Cocktail

Serve a pre-mixed drink, such as sangria or "spiked" eggnog. You can prepare this before guests arrive in batches to accommodate the party. Not only will you amaze your guests with this signature cocktail, you may be able to save a little money. Set your glasses out around the punch bowl and let your guests help themselves!


3. Perfect Isn't Necessary

Let go of the feeling that your dinner party has to be flawless. Don't focus on the things that are going wrong and think about how you can realistically handle the problems. Prioritize your time and check your list off as you go. And remember, there's no shame in swinging by your favorite fine dining restaurant and picking up a prepared dish or two. *wink* 


4. Make The Dishes Wait

After you've prepped all day and served the loveliest of meals to your dinner guests, don't leave them wondering where you've run off to. You miss out on great conversation and lots of laughs when you run off to clean the kitchen. Those dishes will be there later and you'll be ready to attack the mess after a fun evening of eating and chatting with your party guests. 



5. Book Your Holiday Party With J.B. Hook's 

If you really want to have a stress free holiday party, our best tip yet may be to - book your next holiday party with JB Hook's! Avoid the decorating, cooking, cleaning and serving and let us do the work for you. Our event coordinator will be happy to take care of all your groups needs and create a dining experience second to none. Book your date now and have a stress-free holiday event!


A holiday party can sound fun and frightening at the same time! But who doesn't love to host a fantastic dinner party? From prep and the clean up to having so much fun your guests can't wait to return, JB Hook's wants your party to go off without a hitch. Consider these tips, and if you really want to celebrate at your own party, plan your party with JB Hook's. Happy Holidays from your friends at J.B. Hook's!



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Friday, November 18, 2016

Look Forward to Holiday Lights at the Lake of the Ozarks!

It's the weekend before Thanksgiving and the cool crisp air reminds us that the holidays are here! As you gather with friends and family to enjoy the local festivities, JB Hook's is here to share some fun, family, holiday light excursions with you. Of course, the evening sky doesn't brighten up with twinkling strings of holiday lights until dusk, so you have plenty of time to enjoy a delicious lunch or our spectacular Happy Hour before you jump in the car and head out for the light tour. 



Enchanted Village of Lights

Nov. 18 - Jan. 01

269 Fairgrounds Road, Laurie, MO 65038

One of the largest drive-thru holiday light displays in Mid-Missouri takes place at the Laurie Fairgrounds.  It is free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. You can enjoy the lights nightly beginning at 5:00 pm.  Last year over 19,000 people visited this 27-acre lighted park.  This year they are ready to welcome even more. 


St. Patrick's Festival of Lights

Nov. 24 - Jan. 1

176 Marian Drive, Laurie, MO 65038

The Shrine of St. Patrick hosts the oldest light park in the area.  This has been a popular holiday attraction since 1981.  Everyone is invited to enjoy the 4,000 strings of lights decorating the buildings and grounds every night from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.   There is no charge to view the lights.  All are welcome.  

Osage Beach Holiday Lights

Nov. 26 - Dec. 31

950 Hatchery Road, Osage Beach, MO 65065

The Osage Beach City Park will be filled with themed lights to entertain everyone.  A variety of locations along Osage Beach Parkway will also feature beautiful light displays.  A trip up and down the parkway is sure to put you in a festive mood.  

Versailles Unity Circle of Lights

Nov. 26 - Jan. 01


Hwy 5 and Hwy 52. Versailles, MO 65084

Featuring as many as 40 lighted displays, including several animated holiday scenes for the family. The park is open until midnight. The admission is free. 

Spend your Thanksgiving weekend enjoying the fascinating light displays around the Lake of the Ozarks area.  There's nothing better to get you in the mood for all of the fun holiday events happening throughout the end of November and the month of December.

After a satisfying meal at JB Hook's grab your group and get in the car! Or if you prefer, begin your evening with a light-viewing caravan, taking in the festive sights,  then end your evening here at your favorite seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for a bit of dessert and a nightcap. However you choose to do it, be sure to make the time to take part in this beautiful holiday tradition.    




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Friday, November 11, 2016

Beyond Seafood & Steak - Our Pasta, Poultry, & Pork Dishes

JB Hook's is well-known for our amazing ocean fish menu items, and equally famous for our savory steaks. Our chefs are experts at those food items, but that's not the extent of their culinary genius. Our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant has a large menu filled will all kinds of mouth-watering flavors. Among these are our Pasta, Poultry, and Pork dishes. 

JB Hook's, Lake of the Ozarks

PASTA
Pasta is an excellent foundation for a very nutritious and satisfying meal. It mixes wonderfully with many different types of meats, vegetables, and sauces. The carbohydrates in pasta give your body energy, plus it is low in sodium and cholesterol free. Once we add a few ingredients to it, you have an irresistible meal. 

Lobster Pasta

Slipper lobster tails sauteed with cremini mushrooms, asparagus & fresh basil tossed with penne pasta in a garlic cream marinara

Pasta Primavera
Sauteed onion, pepper, mushroom and asparagus, tossed over penne pasta in a rose sauce

Fettuccine Alfredo
Fettuccine pasta tossed in a classic cream, butter, garlic & parmesan cheese sauce 


POULTRY
Chicken is an incredible source of protein, and it supplies essential vitamins and nutrients for your body. Studies have shown chicken to be useful in controlling blood pressure, and it is rich in phosphorus which is an essential mineral that supports your teeth, bones, kidney, liver, and central nervous system. 

Stuffed Chicken Chardonnay
Stuffed with cream cheese, and crabmeat breaded, fried and finished in the oven, topped with Chardonnay cream sauce served on a bed of New Orleans' rice

Chicken Gregory
Sauteed with mushrooms, onions, and red bell peppers in a classic supreme sauce topped with swiss cheese

Chicken Oscar

Sauteed in white wine, lemon and butter. Topped with Lump Crab, asparagus and bearnaise 



PORK
Often referred to as the "other white meat," pork is also a great source of protein. It gives a body lots of essential vitamins for daily living, and pork is high in phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and zinc.

Pork Loin with Golden Raisin Chutney
16 oz pork tenderloin medallions grilled, finished with sauteed golden raisins, basil, red onion and pecans



Are you hungry yet?
You don't have to be a seafood or steak lover to enjoy a meal at JB Hook's. Our menu has a very diverse selection of items, sure to please every person in your dining group. We open daily at 11 am for lunch year-round, begin serving dinner at 5 pm, and feature the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks every weekday and on Sundays. The next time you are feeling hungry but don't want to cook, head on over to JB Hook's. We can't wait to show you the amazing food that's waiting for you!  


The Lake's Best Ocean Fish and Steaks

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(573) 365-3255 

Friday, November 4, 2016

It's Time To Plan Those Holiday Parties. Let JB Hook's Help!

Thanksgiving will be here in just a few weeks, and and that means Christmas, New Year's Eve, and all of the holiday celebrations surrounding those won't be far behind. Planning holiday parties at the Lake of the Ozarks isn't something you want to do at the last minute. Now is the time to give JB Hook's a call and let us help you come up with an amazing event that everyone will love. 




A Great Time For Everyone
No matter what type of group you are planning a holiday event for, our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant can cater it to meet the needs of your friends, family, and business associates. Start making your list now of all of the people that you would like to celebrate with. 

Bringing your family to the restaurant means that you don't have to worry about the cooking or the cleaning. It's a great meeting place for getting together with your current friends and those that you don't get to see very often. Hosting the office party with us let's everyone get out of the office and into a fun, relaxed setting. Let us help you plan everything for:


  • Family Gatherings
  • A Night Out With Friends
  • Business Events
  • Company Parties
  • ...and so much more!

Private Party Rooms
We have two incredible private rooms to reserve for your group's celebration, each with our breathtaking, 14-mile panoramic view of the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. 

The Garden Room
This private dining area is situated overlooking the main dining room. It's perfect for smaller, intimate gatherings of up to 35 guests. There is plenty of room to enjoy a delicious dinner and mingle among the crowd.



The Sunset Room
Larger groups of up to 70 guests will want to take advantage of the wonderful Sunset Room, located just off of our main bar. Three walls of glass enclose this private area, showcasing that amazing lake view. There is a beautiful abalone-tiled fireplace to keep the room warm and cozy. You will also have your own private bar and bartender for just you and your group.   

Festive Food & Drinks
You are most likely already familiar with the delicious menu items that we offer seven days a week on our JB Hook's menu. Our chefs create the most flavorful dishes, specializing in the best seafood and steaks at the Lake of the Ozarks. You are free to choose your dining selections from the menu, or we are happy to speak to you about a custom menu filled with your favorite flavors.

As for the drinks, we have many delicious cocktail recipes available from our signature drink menus, including our very own homemade red or white Sangria. With a full bar available, we can even come up with a special signature drink especially for you and your guests. Let us know what you like, and we'll work our magic to turn it into something amazing. 



Book Your Date NOW!
If you are in charge of planning the holiday festivities for your group, give our event coordinator a call and let JB Hook's help you with all of the planning. We will handle the setup of the room, the cooking, the cleaning, the serving, and even the cleanup. All you have to do is tell us what you have in mind, then show up to our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant and enjoy yourself. Give us a call at 573-365-3255 so that we can get all of the planning started. 


The Lake's Best Ocean Fish and Steaks

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2260 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 365-3255