The Welcome Back Party was a lot busier this year and fortunately the weather cooperated with us. You all appeared to be having a great time, and everyone seemed to enjoy the music by Horizons. The party didn’t stop that night; it just continued the following morning at Old Trail with the Showcase Scramble.
Patio Dining is off to a stronger start than in years past. This venue is very much at the mercy of the weather and fortunately, it was great in November. Chef Tony has some new creations on the menu that I’m sure you will enjoy. If you like steak, you must try the Open Faced NY Strip Sandwich. You are sure to enjoy this dish!
If you haven’t done so already, be sure to sign up for the Holiday Party with Cart Parade. The Parade starts at 5:30 followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres lakeside, then dinner and dancing in the Main Dining Room. Santa will be bringing a special guest with him to the party this year. We are encouraging people to reserve tables of 10-12 people, but we can accommodate smaller tables as well.
Thanksgiving was a very busy day at the Club, we served 350 meals and many to-go orders as well. It is really nice to see our members enjoying the holiday with their family and friends. Our Pastry Chef Xoislie “Zoli” created an unbelievable dessert station with nine different homemade pies and an amazing chocolate display. Everything on the display was made of chocolate, including the flowers, leaves and even the pumpkins. We are very fortunate to have this talented young woman on our culinary team.
Our food and beverage operation has really come a long way, and it just keeps getting better. Patrick West has done an outstanding job developing our new wine program. I’m regularly approached by members complimenting us on all of the new wines that we are offering. Patrick also organized and executed a wine training seminar for our staff that was truly amazing. Our entire front of the house staff was very impressed with the training they received, especially our veteran staff members.
Every day I appreciate the loyalty and enthusiasm of our employees. Our annual member solicitation for the Club’s Employee Holiday Fund was mailed out to you in November. If you already contributed to the fund, we thank you very much. If you have not, it’s not too late. The Employee Holiday Fund will be distributed to our staff at our Employee Holiday Party that is being held on December 15th. We hope that members will give as much as they can to the fund. We do need to retain our excellent employees. Please remember that management and Department Directors do not participate in this program. Please send the form in the mail or you can call our accounting department directly at 561-743-2061.
I wish you the very best this Holiday Season.