Holiday Luncheon 2016
Registration closed November 27, 2016 11:59 PM on November 27, 2016 11:59 PM EST Registration ends November 27, 2016 11:59 PM on November 27, 2016 11:59 PM EST Registration opens July 5, 2016 12:00 AM on July 5, 2016 12:00 AM EDT Registration runs from July 5, 2016 12:00 AM to November 27, 2016 11:59 PM
Saturday, December 3th has been set aside once again as the day to celebrate members of the Mercedes-Benz Club Peachtree Section as well as recognizing our loyal newsletter advertisers who will again be our guests for lunch.
Our venue again by popular demand is the Chattahoochee Country Club (CCC) located on Lake Lanier near Gainesville, GA, and made available by the generosity of Peachtree and CCC sponsoring member Stu Virgin.
This unique venue has long been a private gated member only dining destination featuring in their own words “world-class chefs”. The Club was organized in 1950 and chartered in 1954 as Chattahoochee County Club on 700 acres that comprised the club facility, golf course, and home sites that surround the golf course. The club today has over eight hundred members with several being Peachtree Section members, among those Bob Watson of Gainesville.
The club house is situated on a peninsula that provides scenic views of the lake on three sides with lush landscaping. The private dining room reserved for Peachtree seats seventy comfortably with the club agreeing to move us to their ballroom if we exceed that number. Last year we had sixty-seven attendees not counting the five-year-old son of the Marine recruiter who attended.
Since the venue is further north than any of our prior holiday luncheon functions, we have purposely scheduled that lunch be served a half an hour later to allow extra travel time for our “southern” members.
A cash bar bill be available at 11:30 a.m. for those more than punctual early arriving unlubricated attendees. Lunch will be served at half past noon with attendees being treated to a duo entrée surf and turf presentation of demi-glace beef tenderloin and lemon butter Beurre Blanc roast salmon fillet as they consumed last holiday season. A significant addition this year is a Maryland style crab cake entrée for each attendee. The crab cake will be served family style in the event some are allergic to shell fish and do not want the crab on their dining plate. The entrée is preceded by a house mixed green salad with ranch and CCC’s own honey balsamic dressing on the side accompanied by asparagus and roasted potatoes plus bread and choice of coffee or tea. Dessert is Bourbon Pecan pie with caramel and chocolate sauces. The cost is $40 per attendee as it was last year, but with a third entrée included this year. The CCC club event planner raved about the chef prepared crab cakes and her sentiments were echoed by CCC club Peachtree Section members. So if you don’t have crabs yet, we got’em for you!
Again consider bringing an unwrapped toy that the Peachtree Section can contribute to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Christmas Drive.