Avon, CT (23rd June) – Golf Kitchen CEO and Founder, Diana DeLucia is pleased to announce Executive Chef Mark Arnao and Executive Sous Chef Derrick Roberts of Westchester Country Club, Rye/Harrison New York, and Executive Chef Zach Bell, Pastry Chef Dana Iannelli and General Manager Michael McCarthy will be the first teams and destinations to be featured in the second book in the Golf Kitchen series titled Golf Kitchen America which will feature 16-18 of the finest Golf Kitchens in America.
We had a wonderful experience at Westchester Country Club this week and look forward to working at Addison Reserve Country Club after the July 4th celebrations.
On another note, we are seeking Golf Clubs, Country Clubs, and supporters to subscribe to our new Magazine which will ship in the Fall of 2017. The cost is $28.00 for one year which will include four glossy quarterly magazines. IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE THE USA PLEASE EMAIL US AT INFO@GOLFKITCHEN.COM
"Thank you for your continued interest in this exciting time for Golf Kitchen," said Diana. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you feel your culinary team would be a great feature in Golf Kitchen Magazine," she added. "We are filling up quickly!"
We wish you a wonderful weekend.
About Westchester Country Club:
A self-made man from Toronto, John McEntree Bowman came to New York when he was seventeen. He began his career as a groom in a stable and worked his way up to eventually own the Biltmore hotel group, one of the most exclusive and largest hotel chains in the world at that time.
Mr. Bowman sought to create the sportsman’s paradise within easy reach from the bustle of Manhattan. He would go on to purchase land in both Harrison and Rye, New York for his flagship hotel project, the Westchester Biltmore.
Mr. Bowman had a vision:
Members would live in the hotel and in homes on the grounds. The Club staff would take care of all services, both in the hotel and in the homes. Meals would be delivered to the homes from the hotel kitchen. Maids and gardeners would be called in from the hotel to attend to all the Members’ needs. A large garage with a platoon of mechanics would service the cars of the Members. And maybe, there would even be an airfield to handle the Members’ planes in the coming age of flight.
As for sporting facilities, the Club would offer the finest in golf, tennis, polo, horseback riding, swimming, boating, squash, tobogganing, skating, shooting, skiing…everything. It was going to be the most beautiful, most luxurious hotel-club-community anywhere. And, of course, no expense was to be spared.
Originally 583 acres of land were purchased from Hobart J. Park, at $2,500 an acre. Two months later a 62-acre tract was bought on Manursing Island, valued at $375,000. The following month 35 acres were purchased from the old Hill Estate on Parks Farm. In the summer of 1919 construction of the eight-story hotel at the top of the hill was begun, under New York architects Warren and Wetmore in the style of a nineteenth-century Italian villa. Landscape architects were Charles W. Leavitt & Sons. Billington and Smith-Mertz were contracted to build the polo field and five miles of roads.
Walter J. Travis, the great British and American golf champion turned golf architect laid out the two 18-hole golf courses. The courses were built by the Philadelphia-based architectural firm of Toomey and Flynn who built the modern course at Shinnecock Hills toward the end of the same decade. The Club joined the USGA on January 13, 1922, four months before the course opened for play.
On May 15, 1922, John McEntree Bowman formally opened the Westchester Country Club. Almost 1,500 members joined, paying an initiation fee of $25. Gage I. Tarbell was named President and E.D. Miller Secretary-Treasurer.
The Beach Club opening took place two weeks later when the large casino with a fine dance floor and handsome furnishings were unveiled. Facilities included eight hundred bathhouses, tennis and handball courts, a large saltwater pool, a seven-acre, man-made lagoon for swimming and canoeing and parking for seven hundred cars.
The total cost exceeded $6,000,000, but the facilities were unequaled anywhere in the world. In addition to 45 holes of golf and the aforementioned facilities at the Beach, there was a brokerage office in the clubhouse, three polo fields (now the driving range); he constructed a separate short game area near the par-3 course, a bridle path, a track for horse racing, and fifteen tennis courts, including five superb grass courts.For more information www.wccclub.org
About Addison Reserve:
Addison Reserve® is a Platinum Club of America and is the recipient of the coveted Emerald Award. Home to 717 luxury single family homes situated on 653 lushly landscaped acres, Addison Reserve® is THE premiere South Florida country club setting.
The Addison Reserve® Country Club is a Distinguished Emerald Club Award recipient and is recognized as a Platinum Club of America, ranking #7 among the top 150 Platinum Country Clubs in the nation and ranking #53 in the Platinum Clubs of the World. Addison Reserve® is also recognized as one of America's Healthiest Clubs, ranking in the top ten percent in the nation with a focus on health and wellness for members and staff. Members began arriving at the Club in 1996, and in May 2002, Addison Reserve® became a member-owned and operated community. This magnificent Club was inspired by the unique vision of famed Florida architect, Addison Mizner who believed that "the intersection of man and nature could benefit the former without harming the latter." This unique focus on the environment is one of the main reasons Addison Reserve® has recaptured the elegant early style of Florida living.
As you drive through the gates of the Addison Reserve® Country Club and look at the beauty of the landscape, Eden comes to mind. The towering palms, stately oaks, flowering foliage and exotic grasses capture the very essence of Florida's natural beauty.
Addison Reserve® Country Club is a golf and tennis community of 717 luxury single-family homes situated on 653 acres. Homes in Addison Reserve® are located in nineteen Villages that are situated on three Arthur Hills-designed 9-hole golf courses. Nearly all of the houses in the Club are positioned so that each one has a magnificent view of the golf course or one of our many lakes. For more information www.addisonreserve.cc
About Golf Kitchen:
Founded in 2014 by CEO Diana DeLucia, an internationally recognized culinary writer/photographer, Golf Kitchen™ is a unique portfolio of recipes, photos, and interviews from the kitchens and fairways of 16 well-known golf destinations.
Diana was inspired to create the concept of Golf Kitchen from her experiences with her first coffee table book, Golf Club World, Behind the Gates a journey which began in 2010 at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, New York. Diana held the Golf Kitchen book launch event at the famed 'Winged Foot Golf Club" in Mamaroneck, New York on November 10th, 2016 and followed up with a second event at the prestigious Cassique, at Kiawah Island Golf Club on March 30th, 2017. Both events held an auction for the Friends of James Beard Foundation to raise funds for culinary scholarships. Golf Kitchen plans to host more dinner events in the USA and the World in the future. www.golfkitchen.com