8/16/13

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Summer Recipe: Papardelle Pasta with Olathe Corn & Tomatoes

Today, Garden of the Gods Club Executive Sous Chef Carl McCartney shares one of his favorite recipes using sweet, locally grown, Olathe corn. We hope you enjoy this meal with friends and family. Bon appetít!

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Enjoy sweet, Olathe corn this summer in our delcious recipe below!

 

 Ingredients

  • 3 ears Olathe corn, shucked
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes (substitute with baby heirloom tomatoes halved)
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 lbs cooked Papardelle pasta
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • Asiago cheese
  • Fresh basil, chopped or torn

Directions

  1. Cook corn in butter with the garlic. Add the tomatoes and wine and let simmer for one minute.
  2. Add cooked pasta, chicken broth, and scallions to the corn mixture.
  3. Toss in a large bowl, and season with salt and pepper. Just before serving, garnish the top of each plate with Asiago cheese and basil.

 

Garden of the Gods Club Members regularly enjoy delicious cuisine like the dish above as well as a variety of fun social events. To learn more about social/dining memberships at Garden of the Gods Club, we encourage you to contact Membership Director Tracey Kalata at 719.520.4980 or tkalata@ggclub.com. You can also take a virtual tour of the Club by clicking here.

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7/25/13

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Summer Recipe: Cantaloupe Melon Soup with Lime Granité

Summer is the perfect season to enjoy light, refreshing cuisine. Today, Garden of the Gods Club Executive Sous Chef Carl McCartney shares one of his favorite recipes for cooling off and relaxing–a delicious cantaloupe melon soup. This recipe makes one gallon, which is plenty to enjoy with friends and family. Bon apetít!

Cantaloupe is a versatile, summer fruit that can be used for refreshing recipes like the one below!

Cantaloupe is a versatile summer fruit that can be used in refreshing recipes like the one below!

Ingredients for the soup:
3 lbs. diced cantaloupe melon
4 oranges, juiced
3 lemons, juiced
6 cups sparkling water
2 tablespoons orange zest
2 tablespoons lemon zest
2 ounces cornstarch
5 ounces sugar

To create the soup:
Purée the melon and the orange juice together in a blender and refrigerate until use. In a separate pot, add the lemon juice, sparkling water, and orange and lemon zests to a boil. Next, add in the cornstarch to thicken the mixture and chill until cool. Then, add the chilled lemon juice, water, and lemon and orange zest mixture to the chilled melon and orange juice purée. Finally, stir in the sugar. You may add extra sugar to taste if necessary.

Ingredients for the lime granité (makes one quart):
1 quart water
2 cups sugar
4 ounces lime juice
Zest from 4 limes

To create the lime granité:
Combine all ingredients together in a shallow pan. Freeze the mixture until it is firm, stirring it every 25 minutes.

Serve the soup in chilled bowls, and place a small scoop of the lime granité into each bowl. We hope that you savor this fabulous cantaloupe melon soup with lime granité!


Garden of the Gods Club Members regularly enjoy delicious cuisine like the dish above as well as a variety of fun social events. To learn more about social/dining memberships at Garden of the Gods Club, we encourage you to contact Membership Director Tracey Kalata at 719.520.4980 or tkalata@ggclub.com. You can also take a virtual tour of the Club by clicking here.

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5/14/13

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Taste the Difference: Summertime Themed Buffet Nights

Not only do Garden of the Gods Club Members get to enjoy the best view in town, but they are also able to cultivate relationships with one another at our themed dinners and wide array of social events. This summer, Garden of the Gods Club Members and their guests can look forward to evenings filled with delicious, themed buffet nights! In June, Members will enjoy a fabulous “All You Can Fish” seafood buffet, featuring fresh seafood selections. In July, All-American ’50s Night will take diners back in time to enjoy classic American dishes like burgers, fries, and milkshakes. And in August, the savory, hearty fare of Western Buffet Night will leave Members and guests wanting more! To take a peek inside these fun, themed buffet nights, we invite you to watch the video below. Warning: Watching the following video may make you want to get up and dance!

Have we piqued your interest in learning more about social dining memberships at Garden of the Gods Club? If so, we invite you to schedule a time to chat with our Membership Director Tracey Kalata. Tracey will be happy to show you around the Club and help you find your place in the Club community. You can reach Tracey at 719.520.4980 or tkalata@ggclub.com.

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