I just love this time of year…everything is blooming, the days are longer, the weather is warming up and everyone is finding more and more reasons to be outside! But one of my very favorite parts about spring in Charleston is our Farmer’s Markets! Mother Nature’s beautifully crafted fruits and vegetables are springing up and saturating our city with gorgeous flavors and colors. As all these new fruits and vegetables are being handpicked by our local farmers and brought to us, Bartender Lesly Oliver of The Ocean Room is taking full advantage.

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Vegetables from local farm.

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After a long and rough winter, spring finally met up with us! Loggerhead Bar & Grill, The Sanctuary’s poolside dining outlet opened for the season last Friday with a full crowd and new menu items to show off.

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New 2014 poolside dining menu offerings!

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We asked long-time Sanctuary concierge, Charlie Pickett, for his list of of the top 10 things not to miss when visiting Kiawah Island Golf Resort.  These are not in any particular order:

  1. Watch the sunset from the Ryder Cup Lounge

Sunset on clubhouse deck

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Play tennis at Kiawah Island Golf Resort!

Spring has arrived, and it’s time to get out your tennis shoes, racket and come join us for a legendary game. From private lessons by Kiawah Island Golf Resort professionals to Har-Tru clay courts and vacation packages—we’re your perfect tennis vacation getaway.

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Tomasso at Turtle Point is proud to announce Sara Carpenter as their new General Manager. For those of you who frequent our island restaurants, Sara is most likely going to be a familiar face, as she has held numerous food and beverage positions throughout the resort. Starting her career at Kiawah as a bartender at The Ocean Room, then moving to Supervisor at Tomasso and soon thereafter being promoted to Assistant Manager of The Atlantic Room and Ryder Cup Bar, Sara is now stepping into the role to oversee all food and beverage operations at the Turtle Point Clubhouse.

Sara Carpenter, GM of Tomasso at Turtle Point

Sara Carpenter, GM of Tomasso at Turtle Point

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Red Knot

 Red knot banded

While walking on Kiawah’s beach, 9 year old Olivia Davidson, her mom and grandmother came across the remains of a shorebird. Upon closer inspection, they could see that the bird was banded. They brought the bird into the Heron Park Nature Center, where it was identified as a Red Knot (Calidris canutis).

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Some of you pool-goers may recognize a familiar face this season…Chris Buck, formerly the Supervisor of Night Heron Grill, has quickly made his way up the career ladder to earn the position of Night Heron Grill Manager!

Chris Buck, Night Heron Grill Manager

Chris Buck, Night Heron Grill Manager

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On Kiawah Island, your private table may overlook splendid surf, lagoons, gardens or fairways, while you dine on exquisitely prepared award-winning native foods complemented by the perfect wine or beverage.  The flavors of Kiawah are chef driven and local inspired by offering fresh produce, prime beef, wild caught seafood and favorite Italian and Southern fare. Whenever you dine, you’ll find creative menus showcasing seasonal ingredients from the Lowcountry’s farmers and fishermen.

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Jasmine Porch’s Curry Scented Lentils with mustard braised collard greens, boiled cashews

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March’s Kiawah Beverage Series made its way to Osprey Point’s Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House where Chef Jason Cote created a four-course whiskey dinner menu complete with pairings to delight your appetite! What better way to celebrate the first day of spring than with BBQ and whiskey at Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House! Outside of the Osprey Point Clubhouse, the landscapers were busy planting flowers, the trees looked as if they were ready to bloom, the alligators were sunbathing, the smell of fresh cut grass from the golf course was in the air, and of course, the enticing aroma of smoked BBQ was drifting from the kitchen – we were in for a very memorable evening!

Whiskey Dinner Menu

Whiskey Dinner Menu

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February and into the beginning of March was a quick and busy culinary month for Charleston! Many favorited events were featured; Gourmet & Grapes at The Sanctuary, SEWE, Charleston Heart Ball, Charleston Wine & Food Festival and of course the Charleston Chocolate Affair. Today, Erin Billmayer, a representative of Communities In Schools visited The Sanctuary to award Sous Pastry Chef, Robert Brehm. Last month, Chef Robert brought home a win for the pastry team when his Chocolate Salted Peanut Decadents tied for Most Decadent at the Charleston Chocolate Affair (held Saturday, February 8, 2014).

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