When rating a dining experience the culinary dishes are not the only elements considered by guests. Beverages not only complement the food, but add an extra element of excitement to your meal! It is important for restaurants to be open-minded to all of the possibilities beverages play in upgrading a diner’s experience and is something that should not be overlooked. The Club places emphasis on our beverage offerings and is proud be able to say that we are current with 2014’s top 5 alcoholic beverage trends announced by the National Restaurant Association! Who says fresh ingredients are strictly for culinary dishes? Culinary cocktails are a top trend being seen in 2014 and our Executive Chef, Josh Harris, has been getting creative with incorporating fresh ingredients and advanced culinary techniques into new beverage creations. The spring season has inspired him to come up with a seasonal cocktail with vodka, fresh mint leaf and strawberry puree ice cubes, as well as signature cocktails featuring dehydrated peaches, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. By using uniquely crafted cocktails, we have been able to upgrade our offerings and provide our members and guests with extra creativity.
The Club specifically designs member events focused around celebrating the craft and creativity of spirituous beverages, allowing our members to learn about and explore a variety of drinks with their origins spanning from across the seas to across our street. High-end events such as our themed Wine Dinners welcome guests to enjoy a 5 course meal with specifically paired wine selections originating from different countries all over the world. Our annual Beer and Chili Night, along with other more casual gatherings, features locally sourced breweries and celebrates how these local brewing companies began and developed into thriving businesses in our city. Keeping it local is something we pride ourselves on and we are proud to feature the following local breweries and distilleries year round at The Club!
- Elevator Brewery & Drought Pale Ale & Bleeding Buckeye
- Watershed Distillery Vodka & Gin
- Dancing Tree Distillery Gin
- OYO Vodka & Whiskey
We also open our doors to our campus community friends to par-take in our 10 for $10 Tastings. Guests have the opportunity to mingle with friends in our Colleagues Bistro and on our patio overlooking the South Oval while sampling up to 10 different wines and/or beers.
Members and campus community friends enjoying themselves at our 10 for $10 Champagne Tasting last February 20th.