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The Mother Lode Has Landed

February 7, 2022 8:29 pm Published by

The Mother Lode Has Landed by Sean Carroll, Director of Beverage   As stated in my previous article – “More to come as we anxiously await the arrival of the next barrel” – I was not lying. We recently received... Read More »

Authentic Italian Flair

October 12, 2021 3:36 pm Published by

Authentic Italian Flair By Jody Steele  As a young boy, Chef Andrea Rodella knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. He credits his beloved grandparents, who were outstanding chefs, to helping him develop his passion for cooking.... Read More »

A Gem For Carysfort Kitchen

August 27, 2021 8:45 pm Published by

A Gem For Carysfort Kitchen Chef Betania Salles has moved from Gianni Ristorante to become the Chef de Cuisine of Carysfort Kitchen. After opening Gianni in December of 2014, Chef Betania has led Members through an elegant experience of authentic... Read More »

Learning, Growing, & Creating in the Kitchen

August 11, 2021 8:12 pm Published by

Learning, Growing, & Creating in the Kitchen  By Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Manager  “A great cook knows that no matter what level they reach in their skill, there is always more to learn.” That’s what Vice President of Food... Read More »

Wonderful, Wonderful Waterside

March 17, 2021 2:07 pm Published by

Wonderful, Wonderful Waterside by Jody Steele As if this could not get better, Town Hall Waterside has done it again. This casual outdoor eatery under an open tent or outside under the stars is just perfect for families and friends.... Read More »

A Friendly Battle of ORC Chefs

March 5, 2021 9:03 pm Published by

 A Friendly Battle of ORC Chefs By Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Manager “In this corner, we have Chef Eric Andreu, Islander Sushi Chef de Cuisine, and in this corner…” This is how Beverage Director Sean Carroll introduced the “competitors”... Read More »

Who’s Who at the Market

February 15, 2021 1:51 pm Published by

Who’s Who at the Market by Gertrude Mann Welcome George Lorenzo to the Ocean Reef Farmers’ Market. George and his Lomelo’s Meat Market stand will be at the Market every Thursday with his distinctive Wagyu meat and seafood. Located in... Read More »

Wynn’s Keeps Shopping Safe

November 27, 2020 3:45 pm Published by

Wynn’s Keeps Shopping Safe Since its Ocean Reef doors opened in the fall of 2014, Wynn’s has only grown more and more popular. Wynn’s provides so much more than just groceries, from shelves stocked with basics to gourmet to fresh... Read More »

Sushi to the Stars

November 25, 2020 4:09 pm Published by

Sushi to the Stars By Terry Baxter In a tradition stretching back decades, a past Masters Tournament champion hosts the annual Champions Dinner for all the past winners, a green jacket affair on the Tuesday before the tournament begins. On... Read More »

Welcome Back, Farmer’s Market

November 20, 2020 3:05 pm Published by

Welcome Back, Farmer’s Market by Gertrude Mann To Market, To Market For food fresh and tasty Check us out, walk around, No need to be hasty. Please note: All purveyors ALWAYS wear masks. We asked them to remove them for... Read More »