Seasonal Sweetness

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At the Currahee Club, desserts showcase the best fruits of each season. The artistry inside the pastry shop at the Currahee Club (Toccoa, Ga.) is driving member satisfaction in new and seasonally sweet ways. This is all thanks to Currahee’s new Pastry Chef, Veejooruth Purlmessue—known as “Chef P”—who came to the club in October 2016. […]

Cocktail Culture

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Will these five drink trends influence your operation’s beverage menus? For members and guests, cocktails have become a more important part of the overall dining experience, rather than an afterthought. So as unique libations continue to move into the spotlight, club and resort properties are finding clever ways to elevate their beverage menus to reflect […]


Club Cooking the Modern Way

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New technology and techniques are expanding club chefs’ ability to elevate their cuisine. Cooking sits at the intersection of science and art. And new technology and techniques—from sous vide and spherification to liquid nitrogen and emulsifiers—are expanding club chefs’ ability to elevate their cuisine in efficient, interesting and delicious ways. Balancing Classic and Modern Gerard […]


Build a Better Bar Menu

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Dishes should be casual and clever, with equally delicious libations to match. As clubs and resorts renovate their bar areas to make them more modern, casual and welcoming, bar menus are also getting a major makeover. Casual, well-executed small plates, shareables and cocktails are having a significant impact on member satisfaction, bar traffic and revenues. […]


Bringing Vintage Holiday Desserts Up to Date

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Chevy Chase Club is planning an “old meets new” theme for its seasonal pastry menu this holiday season. There’s a new Executive Pastry Chef at Chevy Chase (Md.) Club, and she has big plans for the upcoming holiday season. Elena Clement, CEPC, AAC, will add signature touches to retro desserts for the club’s more than […]


The Small Plate Debate

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For some clubs, small plates are great. But for others, they can pose big problems that require smart solutions. Small plates have many advantages. They allow members to sample a wide variety of dishes; they’re casual and sharable; they can be pieced together to form a meal, or be enjoyed as a snack between or […]