Monday, June 25, 2007

Chicks Dig Us!

We received word a few weeeks ago, but I'm a firm believer in not counting chickens before they're hatched. So now it's official ... and speaking of chicks, it appears they really dig us - not the hatching kind - the ones of the female persuasion. Yup, "Golf For Women" magazine picked Okemo Valley Golf Club as one of the Top 50 Courses for Women. Be sure to pick up the July/August issue, on newstands now.

And speaking of Okemo Valley Golf Club, Willie Dunn's is now serving dinner ... and chicks dig that too (or at least I did). I dined there Saturday night with 13 of my closest friends and had a wonderful meal. Chef Craig Cornell and the staff at Willie's did a fantastic job and all 14 of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinners. I highly recommend the sauteed scallops with beurre blanc sauce. The jasmine rice was so flavorful and the grilled asparagus and summer squash reminded me that it really is summer. I also tried a couple bites of the roasted duck with Chambord glaze (I had to sacrifice a scallop in trade - but it was worth it!). The hand-cut, all natural Angus steaks were a popular choice at our table (prepared two ways that evening) and the two who ordered the Ahi Tuna ate every bite. The toughest choice came at dessert time: chocolate ganache, NY cheesecake (with three topping choices), lemon tart, creme brulee with fresh fruit ... I couldn't decide, so I opted for a cup of coffee and the enjoyment of watching everyone else gobble up their sweet delights. Check out the full dinner menu online.

With summer officially underway, it's a great time to play a late afternoon round of golf with your girlfriends and plan to stay for dinner afterward. The clubhouse patio is calling to me again already! Cheers!

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