The Cellar Club is aone of a kind and worth a membership. No where else can you get this combination of an historic venue, professional staff and so many special events for its members. Yvonne's expertise, and professionalism has made the Cellar Club an Icon in the Food and Wine Industry .For membership information contact http://www.thecellarclub.com/
Sunday, January 6, 2008
The Cellar Club Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables Florida
Whenever we visit South Florida we try to stop by the Cellar Club at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Last year we attended a Champagne Reception for Palm d Or Chef de Cuisine Philippe Ruiz in one of the Biltmore's beautiful ballrooms.
On this visit we sat down with Yvonne Roberts Cellar Club Director as she told us about the Cellar Club, its beginings and future plans. In 1994, Yvonne was contracted by the hotel's General Manager, Dennis Doucette, to develop and launch a distinctive social club presenting specialty events for its members, with a focus on food and wine. The club has grown to over 3000 members of all ages and backgrounds. Members can enjoy over 100 wines by the glass and a very extensive wine list in the luxurious cellar club bar as well as many of the amenities the Biltmore has to offer. Yvonne has put together a very special club that hosts winemaker dinners, Interactive cooking lunches with renowned chefs as well as artist receptions and Yvonne told us this year the Cellar Club's annual Food and Wine weekend has been integrated with the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival.