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.

"Good friends, good food, good times are nearBratwurst, German foods and lots of cheer, It's time for Oktoberfest, so come have some bier!"

This week the Centre Club we will be celebrating Oktoberfest with lunch features that will inspire you to break out your "Lederhosns" and "Dirndls".

Can't get enough of Oktoberfest?? Join us in Bentley's for a "Gaudi" happy hour event on Thursday night presented by the Centre Connect Committee.*(beer steins and costumes encouraged!)

Monday:
Bratwurst Sliders with a Cold German Potato Salad

Tuesday:
Wiener Schnitzel vom Schwein (Pork Weiner Schnitzel) served with a Warm Potato Salad

Wednesday:
German Beef Rouladens served with Mashed Potatoes and Wirsching (Savoy Cabbage)

Thursday: 
Breaded Pork Chops with Spaetzel, Red Cabbage, and German Beer Gravy

Friday:
Goulash with Egg Noodles 

Auf Wiedersehen,

The Centre Club

We're diving into tropical waters this week with a feature that is snapping with taste!

Monday: Ginger Shoyu Glazed Mahi with Braised Spinach and Jasmine Rice

Tuesday: Sun-Dried Tomato Mahi with Pesto Linguini and Squash Medley

Wednesday: Grilled Mahi with a Mango Relish, Asparagus, and Mashed Potatoes

Thursday: Chipotle Mahi Taco, Flour Tortilla, Cilantro Slaw

Friday: Mahi a la Plancha, Green Bean Relish, Spanish Rice

Please contact the Club Concierge to reserve a table for lunch throughout the week of October 8th - 12th. 813.286.4040

Make sure to check out photos of these delicious lunch features by visiting our Twitter page!

Fond Fairwells,

The Centre Club

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 

As many in the Tampa Bay Area are preparing for the upcoming Republican National Convention, we've heard some say they plan on staying clean of the crowded streets connecting Downtown and the Westshore District. While many businesses may be shutting their doors during this time, we'd like to remind all Members that the Club will infact be open! While the club will be hosting private events for various groups during the RNC, there will be minimal impact to usage by Centre Club members. Below are listed areas of the club and the dates and times they are affected: 

Monday, August 27 The Skyline Dining Room will be closed for a private party, and a la carte breakfast and lunch service will alternatively be served in Bentley’s Lounge and Bayview I. 

Tuesday, August 28 Bentley’s Lounge will be closed until mid-afternoon, however, the Skyline Dining Room will be available all day for dining and meeting space for Club Members. 

Wednesday, August 29 The Skyline Dining Room will be closed for a private party beginning early afternoon, and a la carte dinner service will alternatively be served in Bentley’s Lounge and Bayview I. 

Thursday, August 30 Bentley’s Lounge will be closed until mid-afternoon, however, the Skyline Dining Room will be available all day for dining and meeting space for Club Members. 

We look forward to seeing all of our Members at the Club next week!

Fond Fairwells,
The Centre Club 

This week at the Club the kitchen is getting creative. To enhance our "Name Your Price" daily lunch feature, we're grilling up some mouth-watering gourmet burgers to satisfy your summer cravings. The featured burgers of the week are as follows:
Monday:
Blackened Bleu Burger
Blackened All Beef Patty, Bacon, Bleu Cheese, cooked to order with Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion on a Kaiser Roll, with your choice of side.

Tuesday:
Inside Out Burger
100% Beef Patty stuffed with Tomato, Onion, and Cheddar Cheese. Served with Whole Grain Mustard, and Lettuce on a Kaiser Roll, with your choice of side. 

Wednesday:
Cubano Burger
Shaved Ham, Swiss, Pickle atop a Club-made Chorizo Burger. Served with Mustard, Mayo on a Kaiser Roll, with your choice of side.

Thursday:
Centre Club Bistro Burger
Balsamic marinated Hanger Steak, Fried Egg atop a Club-made Chorizo Burger. Served with Mayo, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, with your choice of side.

Friday:
Kitchen Sink Burger
Bacon, Grilled Chicken, Pepperjack and Swiss Cheese atop a Club-made Chorizo Burger. Served with BBQ Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, with your choice of side

If you can't wait any longer to try these savory creations, call the Member Concierge to make your lunch reservation today! 813.286.4040
 

Fond Fairwells,

The Centre Club

With July slowly coming to a close, and August right around the corner, the Centre Club has taken initiative to be "In with the New." The introduction of the Lunch Bunch table last week quickly became a favorite among Members, allowing single diners the opportunity to connect and build new relationships. If you also plan on dining at the Club during lunch time, we have begun a "Pick Your Price" daily feature. This dining option has been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews, and renewed energy for members to order Chef V's daily feature. If you didn't think we could possibly add another new addition to lunch, you'd be wrong! The Club is rolling out a new and improved lunch menu starting next Wednesday, July 25th. Although we have not changed the entire menu, leaving of course, the member favorites, there are a number of great new dishes including; a Chopped Shrimp Cobb Salad, Buccaneer Burger, Floribbean Grouper Taco, and Misoyaki Salmon. 

Wondering what else is new? A number of exciting Member Events starting this Tuesday. We will begin a Texas Hold'em Poker Night hosted by Rick's Poker every fourth Tuesday of the month. If you're thinking of playing a hand with your fellow Members, reserve your seat early at one of the four tables of 8 and make sure to bring your poker face. The Supper Club Dinner & Show is another new event brought to you by the Centre Club and the Spanish Lyric Theater. The sound of music will fill the Skyline Dining Room for one special evening as we set the stage for some amazingly talented performers to provide enjoyable ambiance as you wine and dine your Friday away. 

To kick off the month of August we cordially invite all Members, and their guests, to celebrate our Membership Director, Michelle Dyer's new arrival! Our Pretty in Pink Membership Social is a one time opportunity for your friends & colleagues to join the Club at no cost.* Michelle asks you to bring only yourself, a guest, and to wear your pink best. For all our brew drinkers out there, The Rising Leaders Committee has teamed up with Tampa Bay Brew Bus to put together a one-of-a-kind Pub Crawl. On the first Friday in August we will depart on the Brew Bus at 6pm to begin Crawling to Cigar City Brewery, Bar Louie, Ceviche then back to the Centre Club.

As always, we ask you to please contact our Member Concierge at 813.268.4040 to RSVP to any of the Member Events listed above.

Fond Fairwells, 

The Centre Club

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