Coral Ridge Country Club earned the #3 spot in C+RB’s First Annual Top Ranked Culinary Experiences program.
At Coral Ridge Country Club (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), the menu options, food quality and detailed preparation are just as important as the service level and ambiance.
Executive Chef Udo Mueller starts with the freshest quality ingredients, many of which are sourced locally, and transforms them into time-honored classics and familiar comfort foods, as well as more modern, healthier options, including gluten-free and vegan.
Mueller, who is classically trained, was a Gold Medal winner at the Professional Culinary Exhibition in Bermuda and a featured chef at the James Beard House in New York City.
Coral Ridge’s spacious dining room is filled with windows, sunlight and a vista overlooking the golf course. The club’s wrap-around terrace is a beautiful spot to enjoy a crisp glass of wine paired with a refreshing crab salad as the sun sets.
In-season, Coral Ridge is consistently sold out for standard dining and events.
“We are not a community-based club,” says Mueller. “Our members can easily go elsewhere, but they choose to dine with us over the countless restaurants available to them in Fort Lauderdale.”
The club’s Men’s Grill offers the sporting crowd a separate bar with local beers on tap. Even the small snack shop serves a famous 10-oz. burger that members say is one of the top-five favorites at the club.
Adult cooking demonstrations are offered monthly, as are interactive children’s cooking classes.