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Food and Dining: Farm-fresh food and dining are central to The Grove

Executive Chef Jim O’Connor is already on board creating the most exciting and delicious meals imaginable.
Today members can enjoy a nice meal or light appetizer outside at the Smokehouse Pavilion and will soon enjoy poolside dining at the Club’s Dining Patio.
The Smokehouse Pavilion is a beautifully constructed, multipurpose, rustic venue that features an exposed hardwood timber roof, a big stone fireplace, and a 360-degree view of the golf course.  The Dining Patios are located just behind the Sports Centre and will be an unparalleled outdoor dining experience serving meals at all time of the day, from the most casual to the most elegant.. 
Perhaps unique to community living, The Grove has taken farm-to-table to the next level and created a community garden on-site featuring vegetables that will be served at its restaurant and be available to Members to take home.
Surrounded by old farm implements and tucked away off the 11th hole of the golf course, the garden will offer a variety of vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and peppers, to name just a few. 
Two adult hives of honeybees have been established next to the garden to double the production from the hundreds of fruit and vegetable plants.  Not only do the honeybees maximize the gardens yield, each hive produces approximately 120 gallons of delicious homemade, organic honey per year.
“This is the first time I have been able to create dishes using truly fresh organic vegetables picked minutes before serving,” said Chef Jim O’Connor, “the opportunity to deliver the finest quality dining experience for Grove Members is truly exciting for me.”
 The final piece of the dining offering will come with the completion of the Manor House in 2014.  The Manor House will offer a fine-dining restaurant, spa, bar, men’s and women’s locker rooms, wine cellar, a movement studio, and a nutrition and juice bar. 
The wine cellar will feature hundreds of bottles from a variety of vineyards and also 
hold regular wine tastings.
Sloping between the Manor House and a lake is an earthen amphitheater where members and
guests will be able to take in some lively music and The Grove’s natural surroundings. 

Posted on: 9/18/2013


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