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Food & Wine Chef Lineup Announced

March 6, 2020 1:53 pm Published by

Food & Wine Chef Lineup Announced 7th Annual Food & Wine Festival April 24 – 26 The Food & Wine Festival’s delectable cuisine and luscious libations will be on your plate and in your glass before you know it. We’ve... Read More »

Bourbon Bonanza

February 19, 2020 2:49 pm Published by

Bourbon Bonanza by Terry Baxter, Member Since 2002 Woodford Reserve. It was the first. Your Ocean Reef beverage team chose Woodford Reserve as their first foray into a private bottling of Ocean Reef spirits. It was an inspired choice: 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 »

Tequila Dinner

January 27, 2020 6:03 pm Published by

Tequila Dinner by Terry Baxter, Member Since 2002 At the recent Town Hall meeting, our Club’s board presented their principal goals, first among them to enhance the Member experience. They properly recognized this goal is only possible through the amazing... Read More »

Summer Travels

December 30, 2019 4:32 pm Published by

Summer Travels By Sean Carroll, Director of Beverage Operations California…Kentucky…Mexico…What an amazing experience it was this summer to travel to Mexico and visit the Herradura Tequila Distillery. Ocean Reef was given the opportunity to hand-select our first ever Herradura Reposado... Read More »

A Bountiful Harvest

October 28, 2019 7:37 pm Published by

A short, but delicious journey. Although we sit beautifully on the Atlantic Ocean and Card Sound, we are also perched on the edge of a rich farmland, about 25 miles from our Front Gate. This unique location enables our culinary... Read More »

Made from Scratch

October 28, 2019 7:32 pm Published by

We all remember the beloved family recipes that were “made from scratch.” And the time it took to do so. Of course, these were the best memories—the spaghetti sauce that took hours on the stove to the lemon cake that... Read More »

Cooking School Family-Style

October 28, 2019 7:24 pm Published by

Did you know you can set up private Cooking School classes for your friends and family? Last Christmas, the Barnhill family did just that. Cooking With Three Generations In celebration of the children and grandchildren visiting for Christmas break, the Barnhills came... Read More »

Associate Spotlight: Zac Tranten

October 28, 2019 7:04 pm Published by

“Tell me a beer style you enjoy and I’ll guide you to an exciting new drink experience!” Zac Tranten, manager of the Burgee Bar, revels in the Burgee’s wide and wonderful collection featuring craft beers from small breweries all over... Read More »

Dear Reef Hut,

October 28, 2019 6:44 pm Published by

Dear Reef Hut, My apologies because I’m about to blow your cover. I know you like to believe that you’re the best kept secret on The Reef, but there are plenty of us who come to your tucked away courtyard... Read More »