The Reef Hut REDO
By Jody Steele
Head your golf cart over to the Reef Hut for a delicious lunch and an array of unique menu choices beginning on Monday, October 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can sit inside, out on the patio, or under the new tiki furnished with ceiling fans and TV’s. Vilma Hernandez, Manager, and her outstanding team cannot wait to welcome Members back to this casual, renovated space.
Old and New
The lunch menu is full of popular items we all crave including the chicken chipotle sandwich, pizzas, calzones, and all those creative salads. Unusual new selections such as the savory coffee burger with goat cheese, arugula, and flavored mayo will definitely tempt you. “With the brand new expanded kitchen we are able to both increase the menu offerings as well as decrease the wait time for orders. The new Reef Hut is absolutely beautiful, but our team is most excited about the service we can provide from a larger kitchen,” Vilma says.
For the Kids
Along with the grandchildren’s favorite chicken tenders, a bento box has been especially designed for the younger customers. This clever box will include grilled chicken, mac and cheese, yogurt, a cookie, and a drink. A Nutella and fruit sandwich with strawberries or bananas will also be another choice for the more adventurous kid.
Take a Seat
When looking for opportunities to increase seating lost to capacity restrictions and the Club’s renovations, Vice President of Food & Beverage Erwin Pals looked outside the box, “Both Reef Hut and Raw Bar are wonderful spots to enjoy casual dining so the idea of adding Tiki Huts with seating seemed like the ideal fit.” This also helps to ensure social distancing and open area dining are readily available whether you want to sit inside in the air conditioning, under the shade trees and now the new Tiki.
Grab and Go
In a hurry? The Grab and Go area has been expanded and will offer a collection of salads such as tuna, chicken, Asian chopped, and a fruit parfait. Desserts for one served in individual portions can also be grabbed to go.
Vilma was happy to share that a larger selection of beverages will be available to include iced tea, iced coffee, beers and wines, sodas, and packaged single cocktails.
An updated system will be available to those that would like to peruse the menu, order online, and then pick up or have lunch delivered to their door.
Club President Alex Tonarelli recognized that the Reef Hut fulfills a unique spot serving Members, Associates and Contractors, “COVID has forced us all to make a lot of changes and we feel in this case we have made a good thing even better.” Mama V. and the Reef Hut crew are eager to have you enjoy the Reef Hut with its tropical look and delectable menu. You will definitely want to do lunch under the tiki hut in this updated space.