Hello and Happy Holidays.  My name is Chef Anthony Cilmi.  I’m the new Executive Chef here at the Centre Club.  I’m excited to be writing this blog and to finally introduce myself.  I look forward to serving you and to feed all you folks well.Furthermore, I’d also like to take this opportunity to mention some of the great new culinary happenings going on around your club. Take a look at your club calendar.  We have a fantastic Sunday brunch coming up on December 9th.  A great opportunity for the kids to see Santa, and have a great meal with your friends and family.  Sunday's Brunch will feature:

 Salad Bar with assorted dressings
 Assorted Antipasta
 Fresh Baked Rolls
 Bacon/Sausage
 Waffles with brown sugar whipped butter and maple syrup
 Made to Order Omelettes
 Broccolini and Creamed Corn Casserole
 Baked Lobster Mac & Cheese and Roasted Garlic Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
 Stuffed Chicken Florentine with Truffle Sauce Supreme
 Blue Crab-Stuffed Salmon with Valencia Orange Beurre Blanc, Shaved Scallions and Crispy Parsnips
 Chef Carved Roast Beef Strip Loin and Fresh Holiday Ham with Condiments
 Holiday Vienese Table with Assorted Desserts and Mini Crème Brulee 

We also have the Candy Cane Ball coming up on December 22nd.  Click here for a sneak peak of the menu for this event.  For many of you we may see you at one of the many holiday and social events we have going on around here in the next few weeks.
Now that your mouth is watering, be sure to reserve now for these events by emailing us at contactus@centretampa.com or call our Member Concierge at 813.286.4040. Lastly,  I am diligently working on a new and exciting a la carte menu to roll out in the New Year.  Stop by the club and don’t forget to ask for me.  I would love to come out and meet you all!Ciao,Chef Anthony

We are very excited about the arrival of fall here at the Centre Club because it means we get to host another ClubCorp Charity Classic event!  Every ClubCorp property hosts its own fundraiser which in total, since its inception in 2007, has raised more than $8 million benefiting charities including Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Augie’s Quest,  the Employee Partners Care Foundation and then each club selects a local charity to benefit from the proceeds.  For more information about the EPCF - click here to view a short video. 

While Charity Classic is happening all over the US at ClubCorp clubs, what we're excited about is what we have planned for our event, which we've chosen appropriately to title Down on the Farm.  The Centre Club is going country with a pitchfork-to-plate style event you will not want to miss.  The local charity we have chosen as our third beneficiary is called Sweetwater Organic Community Farm which is located just down the street off of Hillsborough Ave.  Sweetwater Organic Community Farm was established in 1995 as a nonprofit community-supported urban organic farm and environmental education center in Tampa, Florida. The Farm operate a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Membership program, Sweetwater Sunday Farmers’ Market and Music Series open to the public, educational field trip programs for visiting groups, farm tours, workshops, outdoor movies, seasonal events, volunteer opportunities and more!  The farm provides the freshest possible organic vegetables and herbs for hundreds of Tampa Bay residents each year.  At Sweetwater, community members come together to grow and enjoy fresh organic food, acquire sustainable living skills, support local agriculture, enjoy nature, make new friends and be a part of the community.

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Down on the Farm will take place at the club on Friday, October 26 beginning at 7pm.  This exciting Farm-to-Table dinner event will feature a three course menu that highlights locally sourced products from the Tampa Bay area, including produce direct from Sweetwater Organic Community Farm.  So...dust off your coveralls and join us for a country casual evening with live music and some clean eatin’ with delicious dishes made with ingredients cultivated in your own backyard.  Farm attire encouraged - boots, cowboy hats, and overalls included!

$40 per person advance tickets purchased at http://www.clubcorpcharityclassic.com 

Enjoy 10% off by booking online! ($45 per person day of event or by Member Charge)

Reservations are also accepted by contacting the Club Concierge at 813.286.4040

“Since the inception of the ClubCorp Charity Classic, the initiative has always remained close to my heart and I am so proud of our clubs and their members for making this annual event so successful,” said Eric Affeldt, ClubCorp president and CEO.  The goal this year for ClubCorp is to raise $2 million.  To learn more about the ClubCorp Charity Classic, upcoming events, and the online auction, visit http://www.clubcorpcharityclassic.com.

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