Olde Mill 5k Fun Run

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Perfect weather
Our runners tackled some challenging hills
We have the best volunteers.

This was our second Olde Mill Fun Run 5k to benefit the local chapter of Relay for Life and the Laurel Fork Volunteer Fire Department.  It was a beautiful day to get out and sweat a little for two worthy causes.  Make your plans to be here for next years Fun Run.  Thanks to all these folks who helped us raise over 500 dollars! :

Mark Joyce 20:36

Shannon Atkins 20:46

Matt Hall  22:18

Emma Wyatt  24:02

Tyler Young  24:03

Ben McDonald  25:50

Scott Joyce  27:00

David Brintle  28:57

Dave Hefner 29:02

Brad Harrell  29:46

Erica Hefner  30:34

Kerry Campbell  31:21

Kate McDonald  36:12

Debbie Brintle  37:00

Christi Leone  37:03

John and Nora Tracy 38:00

Dee Dalton 38:09

David Pereira  39:12

Beth Stanley  45:33

Kathy Pereira 46:43

Haley Slaughter 48:20

Tracey Payne  49:00

Kelsey Daniels 49:00

Charlie Webb 57:00

Special thanks to Sherry Slaughter, Duncan Slaughter, Haley Slaughter for helping set up this event.  Thanks to the firemen and spotters to help get everyone out and in safely.  I would be lost without you!

Chef Ed

 

 

Perfect weather for a walk or run

Wine Down Thursday

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Check out these gorgeous selections for tonight!The Michel Gassier blend of Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Syrah has great acidity and enough tannins to pair well with our steak kabobs tonight.

La Closerie des Lys 2013 Pinot Noir starts off with a wonderful nose to intice your awaiting tongue.  Light as a feather but flavorful, this will be a match made in heaven for our first heirloom tomatoes of the season.

The “Volpare” Valpolicella is the same blend of grapes used in Amarone wines, just not dried.  This bargain wine has richness, fruit, and refined tannins which make this wine fantastic on its own or paired with a classic Italian dish.

Golf and Beer

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Local and seasonal brewsMany people believe that there is no finer match than that of golf and beer (not nessarily in that order). With that in mind, we always make sure to have plenty of ice cold brews for our guests as they make their way around this challenging Maples golf course. It is common practice at golf courses to serve beeverages in non-glass containers as a safety precaution. In other words, most beers come in cans. For many golfers that is not an inconvenience because their favorite beers come in cans. As for the lovers of imports, seasonals, or microbrews, they usually aren’t so lucky on the links. For them, they may have to wait until their round is complete to get their beverage of choice at the restaurant. As a result of the growing number of folks who like craft beers, we have expanded our canned beer selection to give our golfers more diversity in beer styles. It is something that you will see grow and change seasonally as we gain access to more craft brews. We just wanted to let you know that beer is important to us too. Cheers!

Specials Tonight at Maples Restaruant 8.3.13

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Heirloom Tomato Salad $6  Fresh local greens and fresh basil

Angus Strip Steak $28 Mash potatoes and horseradish sauce

Pan Roasted Chicken $17  Carroll County chanterelle and red bliss potatoes

Virginia Monk Fish $19  Shrimp studded mash potatoes and tomato-caper sauce

Pork Tenderloin $19  Whipped sweet potatoes and cherry demi-glace

Fresh Scallops $23  Butternut squash and roasted shallot cream

Fresh Berry Shortcake $5

Wine Features:

 

Paul Autard, Chateauneuf-Du-Pape, 2010  $68   This is my favorite wine region on the planet.  2010 was a great year for CNP’s!

Mulderbosch, cabernet rose, 2012 $19 or $6 by the glass  This is a true summer red.  100% cabernet sauvignon that is light and dry. Delicious.

Ridge, Three Valley (zinfandel blend), 2011,  $49  Ridge is THE name in zins.  This is a great value from this world class winery.

White Hall, viognier, 2012  $30 or $9 by the glass  Viognier is often considered the best grape grown in our great state.  This is a perfect sample.

 

 

Member Fest Menu for Sunday

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This Sunday marks our first Member Fest.  We are very excited about getting everyone together to have a meet and greet.  We realize that not everyone can make it, but it looks like it is going to be very well attended.  My staff is starting the preparations for the cook out buffet.  This is going to be more than just some hot dogs and burgers (but we will have those, too).  Here is some of the dishes you can expect to enjoy tomorrow while you are enjoying the fellowship with our Olde Mill family.  Enjoy the day!

Homemade potato chips

Hand dipped onion rings

Pasta salad

Potato salad

Cole slaw

Buffalo chicken with blue cheese

Grilled portabellos

BBQ glazed tuna steaks

Dustin’s famous baked beans

Brats with grilled onions

Hot dogs and chili

Bacon & white cheddar burgers

Watermelon

 

Wine Down Thursday

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Your choice of these two scrumptious flights of wine pairings:

White Wine Menu

Lobster Dumplings – saffron, scallion, tobiko
paired with Cousino-Macul, Sauvignon Gris, Chile

Mushroom Tart – local shiitake, goat cheese, petite salad
paired with Cline, marsanne roussanne, California

Pan Seared Sheepshead – grit cake, greens, shrimp sauce
paired with Baileyana, chardonnay, California

Red Wine Menu

Shrimp Cakes – plantains, corn relish, roasted pepper
paired with Laya, garnacha, Spain

Tomato Mozzarella Salad – pesto, local bib and lola rosa greens
paired with Coriole, sangiovese/shiraz , Australia

Sesame Crusted Tuna – wasabi mash potatoes, garlic demi-glace
paired with Dante, merlot, California