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A Gift from Brazil

February 17, 2020 1:57 pm Published by

A Gift from Brazil by Jody Steele, Member Since 2005 Arriving in Miami in 2001 for just a visit, Chef Betania Salles took over the kitchen at an Indian restaurant one evening. The chef was ill and the customers were... Read More »

Carysfort 2020

February 17, 2020 9:06 am Published by

Carysfort 2020: Restoring an Icon, Inspiring the World When the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary surveyed 14 acres of Carysfort Reef, they found only 18 living colonies of coral. By 2019, only two of the 18 wild colonies documented still... Read More »

Welcome to Our Changing Menus

February 7, 2020 2:44 pm Published by

Welcome to Our Changing Menus By Jody Steele, Member Since 2005 At the end of the season, the chefs begin a detailed review of all of the menus at Ocean Reef Club. Executive Chef Andrea Van Willigan shared this is... Read More »

Honor Code Development

February 7, 2020 11:00 am Published by

Honor Code Development   By Jody Steele, Member Since 2005   As part of their approach to implementing character education, The Academy at Ocean Reef is currently developing their own Honor Code based on the following values: honesty, compassion, courage,... Read More »

Welcome Erwin Pals

February 5, 2020 3:56 pm Published by

Welcome Erwin Pals Vice President, Food & Beverage As announced last week at the Town Hall Meeting, Giovanni Melis, Vice President, will be retiring at the end of February. Fortunately, Giovanni agreed to stay for the month so that the... Read More »

One Last Barrel…

February 3, 2020 11:15 am Published by

One Last Barrel… by Sean Carroll, Director of Beverage & Wine Operations Day number three and one last stop to the Heaven Hill distillery. My pallet was feeling a little fatigued after stops at Maker’s Mark, Buffalo Trace and Woodford... Read More »

The Football World Series?

January 31, 2020 7:23 pm Published by

The Football World Series? “Dot.calm” by Jane Silverman. Member Since 2012 It’s that time of year again – the house is stocked with guacamole and chips and the blender is ready to go. The menu is set and the friends... Read More »

The Sails Are In

January 31, 2020 5:26 pm Published by

The Sails Are In: Buckalot Team Wins 35th Annual Reef Cup By Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Editorial Assistant If you’ve participated in Reef Cup over the years, Buckalot is a name you’ve likely heardmany times. Mike Levy and his... Read More »

January Town Hall, Honoring Giovanni Melis

January 27, 2020 6:02 pm Published by

January Town Hall Honoring Giovanni Melis It wasn’t all good news for Ocean Reef Club Members. Senior Vice President of Food & Beverage, Giovanni Melis, announced that he would be retiring February 28 after 15 years serving Ocean Reef Club.... Read More »