Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Father's Day is just around the corner.

Father's Day is creeping up on us and has got me thinking....what in the world do you get for a dad who already has it all? Answer: Gift Cards!

I know you may be thinking gift cards are not very personal but let's be honest....how many ties can one dad have? Gift cards are great because they can fit any budget and you never have to worry about the person returning them!

At Wilderness Ridge our gift cards are not only good for golf, they can also be used in the Golf Shop and our restaurant! This gives your dad plenty of options on how he can spend his gift!

Call 434-5106 or log on to http://www.wildernessridgegolf.com/ to purchase your gift cards for dad. (If you really want to impress him be sure to book him a tee time on Father's Day!)

Monday, May 16, 2011

It's all in the details!

Make your cocktail hour even more celebratory with a signature drink! This is a fun way to personalize your day and can be a great conversation starter at your reception. If your looking for inspiration for your signature drink think about your colors, a mood your looking to create or fun glassware that fits your theme.

Don't over think your drink. If you are having an elegant evening wedding champagne with a fruit garnish is a perfect fit!

If you know you want a signature drink but don't know where to begin ask the bar manager at your reception site for tips and suggestions. Bar managers know what liquors will fit your color scheme, budget and tastes!

David Berry, the Bar Manager at Wilderness Ridge, is constantly creating new and inspired drinks for our restaurant cocktail menu so he can tell you what a few crowd favorites are so you can be sure to please. You will also want to think about how the flavors will pair with the season of your wedding. Even though you love Bahama Mamas that drink may not be the best choice for your winter wonderland wedding in February. A chocolate mint martini or warm spiced cider may be more appropriate.
Drinks that follow your wedding's color theme are always a hit!
Also, make sure your signature drink fits in your budget. If you are looking for the wow factor handmade garnishes or special glassware is the way to go. If you are looking to stay in a budget there are plenty of options using house liquors and fruit juice. Another way to control your budget is by offering your drink for a limited amount of time. Designate a certain cocktail hour where you will feature the drinks. Once the meal is served you can open up a cash bar!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

New wines at The Lodge!

Spring is a time of renewal, and that holds true here at the Lodge.  We are renewing our wine list to bring you what’s new and fresh in the wine world! 

Don’t worry, we’re still keeping the Silver Oak and the Opus, but we will also be proudly featuring other brands such as Hess, Terra Valentine, Siduri, Yalumba, Plumpjack, and La Crema to name a few.  We will also be rotating our wines by the glass to give you the opportunity to taste a lot of our new wines before you decide you want the whole bottle. 

We are also looking to ramp up our wine bar!  Starting soon on Friday and Saturday nights you will be able to sit down at our wine bar and have a glass of Silver Oak or St. Jean Cinc Cepages. We will regularly rotate these wines to allow you to enjoy a glass of the legends.  After this you can start looking forward to June where the theme will be the wines and food of the Rhone river valley. 

Stop on out and raise a glass with us!

Monday, May 2, 2011