Coming Soon to Shadow Wood: Café Piazza
The members of Shadow Wood Country Club recently approved a plan to build a brand new covered outdoor casual dining venue: Café Piazza! The leading country club architect and design firm, Peacock + Lewis, has been contracted to complete this project. Construction is set to commence April 2019 and will be completed by the end of the year. The $5.2 million project will be funded without bank loans or debt. The project will not cost any more than the current annual fees in place.
The project stemmed from the desires of our current as well as prospective members. Every year in our annual member survey, we receive valuable feedback on the current state of the Club as well as enhancements that can be made to improve the member experience. The results showed a strong member desire for casual dining with 85% of members stating that it was important to them and over 50% of members indicating they would use the club more frequently if the club had a drop-in casual bar and grill that was open regularly. This type of venue will be able to accommodate members for dinner when there are other events going on at the Club without requiring reservations. In consideration of prospective members, statistics show that casual outdoor dining is the dining venue of choice for a younger generation. Over 90% of our members under age 60 indicated it was important or very important. The addition of Café Piazza will enhance the lifestyle of our current members and provide extraordinary amenities for future members of Shadow Wood.
Shadow Wood Country Club is committed to investing in its Club facilities to provide the ultimate member experience with the best amenities. We are excited to unveil this fabulous new outdoor casual bar and dining venue to our members for them to enjoy with family and friends.
“This will give our team of employees a chance to deliver a new type of dining experience to our members in a more casual setting offering everything from lite bites to five-star meals under the direction of our Executive Chef Richard Crisanti.” said Shadow Wood’s General Manager Brian Bartolec.
The expansion will include 262 seats and a large center gathering bar. A variety of seating options will allow for a magnificent unrestricted view of our beautiful golf courses. The proximity of the existing Event Plaza and fire pits from the new dining area will provide for a comfortable cocktail space before and after dinner while enjoying colorful sunsets or the warmth of the fire. The new dining venue will include a folding glass door system which can be left open or closed to heat or air condition the space to make it an enjoyable indoor-outdoor dining experience in all weather conditions. A new self-contained outdoor kitchen will be built to serve this new dining venue. It will house a pizza oven and include an open glass window to showcase our culinary team in action.
The menu for Café Piazza, created by our Executive Chef Richard Crisanti, will feature a wide variety of delicious appetizers, salads, sandwiches, calzones, pizzas and more. The menu will be changed periodically and always include healthy choices. Chef Rich is looking forward to putting his world class cooking skills to a new use. “Our culinary team will be offering the latest food trends alongside traditional favorites in the new dining venue. Our goal is to always be the number one dining choice for our members!” he said.