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  • Father's Day Buffet

    Sunday June 19, 2016

    Featuring a Holiday Buffet from 10am - 6pm

    Hand Carved Prime Rib of Beef with Au Jus and Horseradish
    Roasted Garlic and Cream Mashed Potatoes
    Shrimp Cocktail
    Eggplant Rollatini
    Baked Ziti Romano
    Wild Mushroom Risotto
    Denver Frittatas and Scrambled Eggs
    Sausage, Bacon and Brunch Potatoes
    Challah French Toast
    Salmon Cakes with Pistachio Aioli
    Salmon Gravlox and Bagels
    Holiday House Salad with Balsamic and Creamy Italian Dressings
    Creamy Macaroni Salad
    Decadent Carrot Cake and Strawberry Shortcake
    Coffee and Soft Beverages Included
    All Dads receive a complimentary Draft Beer!

    *At 2pm Breakfast Items will be replaced with Salmon Picatta, Pan Seared Chicken Breast with Wild Mushroom Demi Glace with Prosciutto and Pasta Massimo

    $27.95 plus sales taxand 18% gratuity

    Make Your Reservations Now (352)378-7152

  • Spotlight Jazz with Davy Jones

    Davy Jones on cornet
    and Jake Jones on guitar
    with the Nick DeCarlis Trio

    Wednesday, June 8th, 6:30 - 9:30

    This month we have a special treat for you—father and son Davy and Jake Jones from Orlando, making their second Spotlight Series appearance.

    Davy Jones is one of our favorite players and a good friend. Since 1981, he has worked consistently as a staff musician for Busch Gardens, Circus World, Sea World, Church St. Staton, and Walt Disney World, where he is currently the featured cornetist with The Grand Floridian Society Orchestra. He has played at major jazz festivals across the US and Europe as well as many jazz cruises.

    Jake is appearing in bands with musical genres too numerous to list. But when you hear him play his 1940’s vintage Gibson guitar, you’d think that swing jazz was the only thing he plays!

    The rhythm section will be different for this night only. We’ll have our favorite drummer, Carl Manna, along with Jacksonville’s Ernie Ealum on bass.

    This will be an exciting night you won’t want to miss. Reservations are highly recommended, especially for the first set.

    Give us a call and make your reservations now! 352-378-7152

  • Spotlight Jazz with Jeff Rupert

    Jeff Rupert is Pegasus Professor, and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Central Florida. He is a saxophonist, composer, record producer, and recording artist.

    Rupert has been a featured soloist on dozens of recordings with artists including Maynard Ferguson, Sam Rivers, Mel Tormé, Diane Schuur and Benny Carter. He played on Carter’s Harlem Renaissance which won a Grammy. He has also performed with Harry Allen, pianist Benny Green, Kenny Drew jr, trumpeter Michael Philip Mossman, and pianist and singer Judy Carmichael.

    Rupert currently is the leader of The Jazz Professors, which had top JazzWeek charting hit albums in 2012 and 2013. His third album, “From Memphis to Mobile”, with Kenny Drew, Jr.

    Rupert joined Sam Rivers’ band in 1996 and appeared in four recordings with the group. He has performed in hundreds of concerts with Rivers, including performances at Lincoln for Ed Bradley’s Jazz from Lincoln Center (broadcast on NPR), the Vision Festival NYC and Columbia University.


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