June 2018

Aging with Style

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Grosse Pointe YC has elevated and expanded its menu with dry-aged proteins. Traditionally, steak can be a pretty boring menu item for club chefs. But the problem with reinventing steak is that when a member orders a filet, he or she expects a super-tender cut of beef with a well-seasoned crust, cooked medium-rare. Instead of […]

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Finding a Cure-All

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The Metropolitan Club of the City of Washington now offers an in-house charcuterie program. Members of The Metropolitan Club of the City of Washington (D.C.) love seeing “house-made” on menus, because it signals quality, freshness, and care. It’s a visual reminder of how the club’s culinary team always seeks to go the extra mile to […]


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Guess Where We’re Going to Dinner?

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Old Town Club created an intriguing dinner event that mirrors trendy “pop-up” retail shops and restaurants. The element of surprise was on the menu for the Old Town Club in Winston-Salem, N.C., during a recent series of “pop-up” supper clubs. Inspired by the growing trend of setting up limited-run retail shops and dining experiences in […]


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Source of Pride

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John’s Island Club partnered with a video marketing firm to create a six-part video documentary series, “Sourced,” that illustrates the complete process of how local ingredients are sourced, prepared and featured on menus. The management team at John’s Island Club, in Vero Beach, Fla., has impressive tenure. General Manager Brian Kroh, CCM, has been with […]


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Keeping the Noise Down

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Champions Run added a surprising element to its formal New Year’s Eve party by renting headphones and creating a “silent disco.” While enjoying the Austin City Limits music festival in Austin, Texas last year, Ben Lorenzen, Creative Director of Champions Run in Omaha, Neb., discovered a peculiar sight. It was a tent, filled with thousands […]


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Works of Art

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Hamilton Club created a series of dinner and reception events to showcase a local artist’s work to club members and fellow art collectors. Paying tribute to a local artist can help to build camaraderie among art-loving members. Last January, the Hamilton Club in Lancaster, Pa., showcased member-owned paintings by David Brumbach during a special exhibition […]