Thanksgiving at Golden Ocala
In years past, Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club has discussed the traditional and modern-day versions of Thanksgiving, as well as the true meaning of the family- and food-filled holiday. And if you look at outside sources’ take on this annual event tucked between Halloween and Christmas, you will find more than enough articles on why people often disregard this day by over-wearing ghost and goblin costumes and pouring eggnog while leaves continue to fall. But for us, this year’s message is simple — do not forget Thanksgiving just because bells, whistles and 100 commercials every five seconds aren’t associated with it. Find reasons to be grateful that it’s only 24 hours, so as not to be overplayed like many Christmas carols, and do not confuse this precious time by labeling it Black Friday eve, so as to commercialize it. But if you forget to remember that, at least be sure to reserve seats at Golden Ocala’s member-exclusive Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet!
Thanksgiving Dinner: Horse-Country Style
Buffet means all you can eat — and nothing screams Thanksgiving in Horse Country louder than that. On Thursday, November 22nd, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., five stations will be available for your dining pleasure. The tour begins with seasonal soups, followed by beds of assorted lettuce with an array of toppings. The ride continues with the carving station starring world-famous tom turkey and other delectable meats like prime rib and honey-glazed ham.
If you’re taking a healthier route this year, Golden Ocala is here to accommodate you with grilled grouper. But rest assured, there will still be diet-ditching hearty sides available, should temptation overcome you. Options include corn bread, buttermilk mash potatoes, baked macaroni and cheese, sweet potato casserole, and more — so pace yourselves!
The tour comes to a halt when you hang a left at the dessert trays. It’s there that members will find oodles and oodles of holiday classics to keep them wishing Thanksgiving was a 24-seven, 365 thing.
Reservations are a must and fill up quickly, so call (352) 629-6229 for pricing and additional information.
But if enjoying Thanksgiving from the comfort of your living room with football on the big screen is more your speed, consider Golden Ocala’s take-home catering service for members. The to-go menu features à la carte items marked by the amount of people each item serves.
We also offer two complete Thanksgiving dinner packages – one that feeds up to eight people and another than feeds up to 16 people. You dial, Golden Ocala cooks — no catch … except that your order MUST be in by Friday, November 16th. Once again, that number is (352) 629-6229.
One thing is for sure – we’re thankful for you and your family’s support, so that we can bring the very best in membership services to North Central Florida. Golden Ocala is proud to have a seat at the table, once again, this holiday season!