Our culinary team is spicing it up this week as we make our way into October! Below are the lunch features starting Monday, October 1st. Enjoy.

Monday - Spicy Lemongrass Chicken (Ga Xao Xa Ot) - Served with Jasmine Rice and Soy Glazed Squash Medley

Tuesday - Shaken Beef (Bo Luc Lac) - Vietnamese Marinated sauteed Beef with Bell Peppers, Garlic, and Onions, served over a bed of Jasmine Rice

Wednesday - Braised Salmon (Ca Kho To) - Salmon braised in a Cilantro Tomato broth, served with steamed rice noodles 

Thursday - Lemongrass Braised Beef Short Ribs (Bo Kho) - Vietnamese Style Beef Burgundy in a Lemongrass infused broth, served with Egg Noodles

Friday - Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup (Pho Ga) - Vietnamese Spiced Beef Broth, served with Rice Noodles, Fresh Herbs, Shredded Chicken, Hoisin, and Sriracha

The start of a new month can jump start your business relationships here at the club. Meet with members you've never met before when you dine at the Lunch Bunch table, every day from 11:30am - 1:00pm. There's no need to dine alone anymore! If you're running short on time and want to grab a quick bite to eat just grab a seat with the Lunch Bunch. This is just another great way to get to know your fellow club members, build business relationships and to enjoy a quick and casual weekday lunch. Reservations are NOT required!

Fond Fairwells,

The Centre Club

Wow - what an event!   The Centre Club hosted the 6th Annual Dueling Chefs Competition last friday night with Chef Gary Moran of Wimauma facing off again Chef Lance Kraebel of Jackson's Bistro all to support the Children's Cancer Center.  Both chefs prepared a three-course dinner featuring the secret ingredient - the Poblano Pepper - which falls on the pepper scale somewhere in between a bell pepper and a jalepeno.  Prepared by the chefs we saw Poblanos roasted and stuffed, paired with all kinds of ingredients from pork to seabass and in forms such as spoonbread and cheesecake.  However, what I think may have taken the "cake" so-to-speak, was the Dulce de Leche, Sea Salt and Roasted Poblano Pie created by Chef Moran, who SWEPT the competition by winning both the Judge's votes and the People's Choice!  

In addition to great food, the event featured our wandering Magician, Crash My Event Photo Booth, there was a live auction that included original paintings created by the Cancer Center's kids, as well as wine glass sales, which were also hand-painted by the kids at the Children's Cancer Center and sold at the event to raise additional dollars for the organization.  While the numbers are still being finalized, the event certainly raised more than $13,000 for the Children's Cancer Center.   Be sure to check out pictures from the event at relivetheevent.com!

We must extend thanks to both restaurants for participating, to Charley Belcher of Fox 13 for serving as Emcee for the event, to our Judges - Nick Peterson, winner of ABC's Bachelor Pad, Bridgette Mill, President and Publisher of the Tampa Bay Business Journal, and John Gilem, General Manager of Toyota of Tampa Bay.  We had a number of very supportive sponsors, especially the Tampa Tribune and Morgan Auto Group, and we must all take our hats off to the event's chair, Patrick Moraites of Firm Consulting Group.  Patrick serves on both the Board of Directors for the Children's Cancer Center and the Board of Governors for the Centre Club, this is his 6th AWESOME Dueling Chefs event.   Thank you Patrick and well done by all!

In lieu of our Dueling Chef Competition this Friday, September 21, our kitchen is cooking up delicious lunch features using the competition's 'secret ingredient'. So stop by the club this week for a tasty poblano-inspired cuisine, and don't forget to purchase your tickets today to the Dueling Chef Competition benefiting the Children's Cancer Center.(Hurry! prices increase September 17th) http://dueling_chefs.ettend.com/

Monday: Seared chicked with a squash meadly, and dirty rice with a poblano coulis

Tuesday: Churrasco steak with a sweet potato hash, steamed carrots finished with a poblano chimichurri

Wednesday: Jerked poblano shrimp with confetti rice

Thursday: Poblano chicken curry served with jasmine rice 

Friday: Stuffed poblano with sweet barbeque pork 

Event Information:
Join us for a battle between the Executive Chefs of two of the Bay area’s best known dining destinations - Jackson’s and Wimauma and help raise funds for the Children’s Cancer Center!  Sample dishes made with a ‘secret’ ingredient, and enjoy opportunities to take home heart-warming, original artwork by the Cancer Center’s kids. Tickets include: hors d'ouevres, meal, dessert, 2 cocktails, music, dancing, raffles, live auction, wine pull and more! http://dueling_chefs.ettend.com/

"Like" the Dueling Chefs Facebook page to learn about the Chefs and sponsors

"Follow" The Centre Club on Twitter @thecentreclub for more info and hashtag #duelingchefs 

Fond Fairwells,

The Centre Club 

Chef V will bring you right back to Mom's kitchen this week with these five outrageous lunch features!

 Monday: Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Garden Tomato Soup & Club-made Chips

 Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie

 Wednesday: Pot Roast with Stewed Potatoes and Baby Carrots

 Thursday: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with Macaroni Salad

 Friday: Pull Pork Melt with Bacon Mac and Cheese

It's a great time to stop by the Lunch Bunch table!  Don't forget - there's no need to dine alone anymore!  It's our answer to single-diners.  Running short on time and want to grab a quick bite to eat? Just grab a seat with the Lunch Bunch. This is just another great way to get to know your fellow club members, build business relationships and to enjoy a quick and casual weekday lunch. Reservations are NOT required!

Fond Fairwells,

The Centre Club 

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