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MANAGEMENT TEAM Club Manager Rob Cowan x2501 Director of Sales Amy Crowell x2520 Member Relations Manager Laura DeLuca x2526

18 Contents From the General Manager 4 Byron Nelson 5 From the Green 7 The Pro Shop 9 A Glimpse at Winter 10 Summer Events 11 Sports Talk 14 Tennis 15 Time to Team Up 16 Kids 17 Upcoming Events 18 Chef ’s Corner 19


Director of Golf Paul Earnest x2531 Director of Golf Course Operations John Cunningham x2494 Director of Sports Robin Scott x2522

2011 BOARD OF GOVERNORS Larr y LeVan, Chair Frank Broyles Larr y Crowley Scott Oishi Dina Schulz Bob Shema Kate Shema Marsha Tokerud Craig Uebele


chairman’s corner appy New Year! At least that’s what I’d say on

January 7th when I wrote this column…But, given that this edition is being distributed in

March, I’ll have to take a different tack.

By now, the Board of Governors and Operating

Committees are in full swing. Congratulations to new BOG members Scott Oishi, Frank Broyles, and Craig Uebele. They join Bob and Kate Shema (the power couple), Larry Crowley, Dina Schulz, and Marsha Tokerud on the 2011 Board. There’s a ton of talent and passion in this group, so my role will be to basically not foul it up.

The Five Operating Committees are humming with

strong leadership chairing each respective committee of Golf Services (Ron Howard), Greens (Patrick McMahon), Tennis (Rick Sack), Social, Food, and Beverage (Lowelle Childers), and Fitness (Katy Cleary). In addition, the golf side is also in good hands with the Handicap Committee (Bob Swanson), MGA (Brian Hahn), and WGA (Lydia Karney). Other than club management, this elected representation is the sounding

I’m grateful to report on an annual basis, The Four Seasons Club is coming up aces. The committee process – the heart and soul; An influential advisory role. The staff we’ve recognized tonight, Is truly our club’s shining light. Would you turn down Amy on her next sales deal? She’s 6’5 in four inch heels! Paul’s impressive with his towering drives, But helplessly watched his Longhorns slide. Cunningham loves to poke the greens; Produced the best putting surface we’ve seen. I asked for a shorter rough last fall; In hopes that I might find my ball. Cool October’s our reason for giving; We’re thankful to help the fortunate living. A Sports Club fact you must believe; Our premier event is New Year’s Eve. In closing this poem, I would be remiss, To not mention a moment as big as this. The Final 4 was a LeVan endeavor, As Butler just missed the greatest shot ever. If you think you’ve died and gone to heaven; You’re a Sports Club member in 2011.

board for our fabulous club. We all take seriously the responsibility of taking our club to new and improved heights.

Finally, I wrote and recited a Sports Club poem for

the December “Year in Review” and was encouraged to relive just a bit of its prose:

Larry LeVan, Chairman Board of Governors


30 under 30


Introducing an elite new membership offered to young families and professionals under the age of 30. Unveiled exclusively to our Sports Club members, this exciting new membership features special initiation fees and lower monthly dues, and is designed to introduce members to all our Club has to offer - from cocktail parties to golf tournaments, tennis events, summer family fun and much more. What makes this membership so unique? Only 30 members are allowed in each membership category. Know someone who would be the perfect fit? Contact a member of the Sales Team at 972.717.2525 for your referral rewards today.


COWBOYS STADIUM tou r p ac k a g e

from the club manager rob cowan


s the old saying goes, time flies when you are having fun… It is hard for me to believe that it has been over four years since Robin Sims and Rick Mills began their tenure on the Board

of Governors. This is after serving on the Tennis Committee and Golf Greens Committee, respectively, for several years prior to that. Typically, the tenure of a board member is two years, but both Robin and Rick were willing to serve and were reelected to consecutive terms. I want to thank them both for their exemplary service! You couldn’t have better people in their roles at a time when they were needed.

Robin was and still is a champion of all things tennis. Her insight and

influence during the North End renovation process was a great benefit to our management team. Robin’s dedication and direction helped shape the outcome of the tennis viewing area, championship court and reception area. Additionally, when the board realized that she is as detailed and organized as they come, they quickly gave her the job of ensuring the committee guidelines were effective and up-to-date. To the board, she was commonly and affectionately known as the “Process Queen.”

Rick Mills clearly understood and was impassioned about the Club’s

communication to the membership, and he was a key driver when communicating important messages was needed the most. During his tenure, CWV and TPC renovations took place; not to mention the ownership transition of the last few years. Rick deserves a great deal of the credit for the way the Club communicates

Spend a day in the new home of the

NFL’s Dallas Cowboys Our Cowboys Stadium Tour Package includes: • Overnight stay at Four Seasons Resort and Club, rates starting at $270 on weekends and $335 on weekdays • Two vouchers for a VIP Guided Tour of the new Cowboys Stadium • Dallas Cowboys welcome treat created especially for you by our Pastry Chef • Option to purchase additional VIP Guided Tour vouchers for $20 each

now and the significant improvement of the Club Survey’s communication scores.

Sometimes things happen for a reason and they did in this case for sure.

To have the ideal individuals in their roles at such crucial times was invaluable. So an enormous and heartfelt thank you to Robin Sims and Rick Mills who both went way above and beyond in their service to the Club!

For reservations, please call 972.717.2499 and reference Cowboys Stadium Tour Package. Offered through December 31, 2011. Tours available seven days a week, except during game and event times. Tours last approximately 90 minutes. Guests must arrange transportation to the stadium.


Byron nelson

The HP Byron Nelson Championship, May 23-29,

is truly a multi-faceted event, the ideal blend of world-class PGA TOUR golf, charitable work and a party scene unlike any other on the North Texas social calendar. Experience all the drama and intensity of one of the most storied tournaments this Memorial Day weekend.

If golf is your passion, consider purchasing a spot in the

Champions Pro-Am on Monday, May 23, and share your tips for playing TPC Four Seasons with the PGA TOUR pros before they compete for the Nelson trophy.

If the party scene is more your style, plan to stay late for

nightly concerts in the Pavilion Thursday, Friday and Saturday after the last putt drops. All concerts are free to those with a tournament ticket.

Don’t forget to bring the kids. The Championship

offers a variety of activities for kids of all ages, including the Youth Clinic on Tuesday, May 24, and the Kids Zone with fun and free activities for kids throughout Championship weekend.

And you’ll want to be sure to stop by the Four Seasons

Pro Shop to stock up on argyle before the Championship. Argyle is bold. Argyle is attention-grabbing. Argyle is in. And argyle is invading the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Save the date, May 25 – the invasion of the Argyle Army is coming.

Tournament information will be available to our members via the Sports Club website and the Byron Nelson Special Edition, which you will receive later this spring.



pring, and the accompanying Daylight Savings, is my favorite time of year. For the courses, life begins anew and things begin to grow and flourish. Golfers start to emerge with new hopes of a great golfing season. This year, I am excited to be

bringing three new initiatives to get you involved and playing better golf.

First, we have made an agreement with Hot Stix Golf. Largely considered the industry leader

in TOUR-caliber club fitting, we are allowing them to set up a mobile performance center at our facility. Their fitting technology includes state-of-the-art launch monitors, interchangeable demo technology and proprietary fitting software built on a decade of practical experience of research and development and working with hundreds of touring professionals.

Second, we are adding a season-long Match Play tournament that will enable any handicap-

registered member to be crowned the ‘Match Play Champion.’ Gender-specific brackets will be

Paul Earnest Director of golf

established by lottery and competitors will be responsible for making their own pairings as the bracket moves along.

Thirdly, many of you might remember my ‘golf improvement’ challenge last year. This year,

I am putting my time where my challenge is. For the first time, I am recruiting a small number of members that are willing to make an ‘Earnest’ commitment to improve their game by joining the ‘Breakthrough Club.’ The program will include a lesson each month, specialty clinics and practice sessions at least twice monthly and on-course training to take your game from the practice tee to the course. I am guaranteeing that full participation leads to a 20% improvement in your handicap index or you get your money back. The program is 10 months long beginning in March. Cost is $1500 for the year, billable monthly, and will be limited in participation (or I will add another instructor). What do you have to lose except a few strokes? In 2011, let’s play well and have fun!

Tim’s Tips

TIM Cusick, Director of golf instruction


ighteen times per round, you have the opportunity to control the ball. Each time you tee off on a hole, you should take advantage of where you position the ball for your shot. When water, trees or out-of-bounds is on one side of the hole, conventional wisdom says tee off on the side of

trouble and aim away from it.

On Par 3s, use the angle of the tee box to have a better shot at the pin. If the pin is on the left side,

tee off on the right side of the box to maximize your angle. Conversely, if the pin is on the right side, use the left side of the tee box to hit from. www.thespor

This strategy gives you a better shot at the pin as well as avoiding trouble with your tee shot.

from the green

Frank Broyles, Richard Lewis, Paul Earnest and Rob Cowan following Lewis' World Record-breaking round of golf.

John Cunningham Director of golf course operations


s temperatures begin to climb and the soil temperatures begin to rise, the Bermuda grass will begin to come out of dormancy. During the winter and spring months,

we have reduced the amount of cart traffic on the Bermuda grass to give it a better chance Four Seasons Cup

of greening up sooner. While the Bermuda grass was dormant, it had no way to regenerate leaves or fight off the wear and tear of cart traffic. We will continue to protect the turf once the Bermuda grass begins to green up until we are certain it is well on its way to a healthy green-up and growth begins to kick in. We will fertilize using granular and liquid fertility applications to help promote green-up and a healthy standard for Bermuda grass.

Thank you for staying on the cart paths over the last few months. We look forward

to a great 2011 HP Byron Nelson Tournament, and a great year on Cottonwood Valley!

WGA Monster Match

Utilizing the left side of the tee box to access the right side of the green.

When the pin is on the left, I have a better angle to it when teeing up on the right side. 7

Spring Golf Tournaments & Events WGA Ringer Tournament

WGA Member Guest Tournament

March 19 & 20 9:00 a.m. Shotgun | Cottonwood Valley Enjoy this opening day for the WGA with the chance to improve on your score from day one!

April 29 & 30 9:00 a.m. Shotgun | Cottonwood Valley The WGA sends out personal invitations for this fun and competitive event. Opening day is a practice round followed by a cocktail reception. Tournament play to follow on Saturday.

MGA Las Colinas Cup March 24 - 27 1:00 p.m. Shotgun on Friday 9:00 a.m. Shotgun on Saturday and Sunday Ryder Cup-style matchplay with four teams going head-to-head over the weekend. It’s a great way to meet new golfing partners!

Parent-Junior Tournament

Member/Member Tournament May 14 & 15 9:00 a.m. Shotgun | Cottonwood Valley Select a golf buddy and enjoy two days of excitement on the course with fun formats for men’s and ladies’ teams. End the tournament with a tasty lunch and awards for the winning teams.

April 10 Tee times at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. | Cottonwood Valley It’s time to see how it’s really done with the kids showing off their natural golfing ability…that they learned from their parents, of course!

Nine and Dine April 15 May 20 5:30 p.m. | Cottonwood Valley Join fellow golf members for nine holes of social golf on a Friday afternoon. Then enjoy dinner in the Members Lounge with your newfound golf buddies! Nine and Dine will be on the third Friday of the month through September. To register and for more information, please visit the Sports Club website.

Post-Nelson Tournament Tuesday, May 31 2:00 p.m. | TPC Follow in the footsteps of champions… This is your chance to play like the pros from the 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship, with the same tees, fairways, rough and pin placements. As you play you will follow the route of the 2011 championship around the golf course. Golf members only. www.thespor

The Pro Shop

Whether you’re looking for something classic or contemporary, the Pro Shop has it all! Join us this spring for two beloved and festive events.

Annual Luck ‘O the Irish Gold Coin Promotion Friday, March 11 through Thursday, March 17 Draw a coin out of the lucky pot ‘o gold to receive additional discounts on purchases of $100 or more!

Easter Egg Promotion Saturday, April 23 | Cottonwood Valley Hunt for eggs filled with prizes while you golf, then hop into the Pro Shop to find out your winnings! 9

A Glimpse at Winter The temperatures may have dropped, but the events at the Sports Club this winter were hotter than ever!  Our annual Christmas Member Cocktail was held in the Hall of Champions, and Santa made a surprise appearance at the Tennis Happy Hour.  New Year’s Eve was a hit, as was Chef Frederic’s First Foodies’ Table.  With spring finally here, we can’t wait to see what the new season has in store! www.thespor

Summerfest 2011 Summer will be here before you know it, and Summerfest is the place to be! Summerfest offers the best in junior programming in a fun and friendly environment, utilizing the Sports Club’s first class sports facilities. Here is what the Club has going on this summer: • Swing, Serve and Splash Camps • Golf Camps • Tennis Camps • Swim Lessons • Kids For All Seasons Register for all camps online at! Check online for dates, prices and all the information you need to sign your kiddos up for the best summer yet.

Kick off the season with fun activities at the Family Pool following the 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship. We’ll serve a great All-American Lunch Buffet and have tons of games and activities to keep you entertained. Look for more information coming later in the spring!


A Glimpse at Winter With snowfall and the Super Bowl came a ton of activity at the Club. Members enjoyed a festive Cocktail Party, Racquetball Championships, Tennis Clinics, a foodie tour through France’s Rhone Valley and more. Some even braved the cold to build the Club’s very own snowman!



Sports Talk

Robin Scott Director of sports


pringtime is fast approaching, bringing warmer weather and exciting activities at the Sports Club. Look out for the Summerfest roll-out on March 1. At this time, all summer camp information will be available on the Club website or by picking up a Summerfest brochure at various locations around the Club. Back by popular demand will be the discount programs that were first introduced last year, and you will see many of the same fantastic instructors back for another year. I am also proud to say that our Summerfest program scored over 90% on the member survey for the first time in 2010. Also look out for date changes for the Tennis Singles Club Championships – April 15 and 16 – and the Tennis Mixed Doubles Club Championships – May 13 and 14. The changes were made at the suggestion of our members, allowing for better preparation time for the singles championships and better weather for the mixed tournament; all with the hope of increasing participation. Spring is also a great time to visit Racquets for an outstanding dining experience. Chef Brandon is working wonders combining his warm, engaging personality with an excellent menu and food quality. Add the patio as an option on a warm spring day, and you have a “must visit” venue. Plus, don’t forget the 20% member discount! Interested in starting Racquetball or Squash? We are so fortunate to have Nick Thurman as our resident Racquetball and Squash professional, and he is committed to doing whatever it takes to help you get started in either of these great racquet sports. Just let us know of your interest, and Nick will get you started. Lastly, it doesn’t have to be the New Year to kick into fitness gear. Take advantage of our superb personal training team, including Nutrition specialist Erin Cooper-Epperson and Golf Fitness specialist Brad Davis. Don’t forget about our complimentary Group Exercise program, offering over 40 classes every week, taught by the finest group of instructors in the area. “Spring” into action, and we’ll see you at the Club.

Tennis Tip John Mullman, Director of Tennis Instruction Tennis Tip: The Power Game! Creating more power in your tennis game might be easier than you think. Here are a few hints to take your tennis game to the next level. Firstly, when gripping the racquet you should squeeze the grip lightly with your fingers doing the majority of the work holding the racquet. This will allow you to create more racquet head speed naturally, thus creating more power. A relaxed hand and arm will also give the player more power in the later parts of the match. Secondly, the use of the player’s legs can give a great deal of power to a player’s game. When on the court, a player should be bending before and during the point. You should feel your hamstrings and glutes if you are truly getting the full use of your legs. When initiating, step into the stroke for more leverage and balance, which will create more power from the beginning to the end of the match. Good luck, and remember to bring the power to the court! www.thespor

Spring Tennis Events Davis Cup Event Saturday, March 26 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Dinner and awards will follow final matches! Singles Club Championships Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 Men’s and Women’s Open, A and B Divisions Party and awards on Saturday night, following final matches! Mixed Doubles Club Championships Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 Open, A and B Divisions Party and awards on Saturday night, following final matches!

This Just In Come try one of our newest demos – we have the latest and greatest! Blade 98 Pink BLX One of the best-selling performance tennis racquets in the world, the new Blade 98 is the best option available for serious competitors who place a premium on feel and control.

Spring Tennis Leagues Mark your calendars for Spring Leagues, which run March 7 through April 21. Drinks will be served at each league! Men’s Monday Night Pro-Am Outside Courts 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ($30 per person, per week) 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ($12 per person, per week) Tuesday Night Mixed Indoor Courts 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $16 per person, per week Wednesday Morning Round Robin Indoor Courts 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $14 per person, per week Thursday Night League Indoor Courts 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $16 per person, per week

Blade Lite BLX Sure to be a classic! The Blade Lite BLX brings the solid feel and response of the Blade family to the most maneuverable racquet yet, producing a phenomenal feel and racquet speed.


Time to Team Up

Lynn Senter Personal Trainer


he hype of the New Year, along with New Year resolutions, has come and gone for many. February is about the time when a lot of people fall back into old habits, find excuses not to workout and lose motivation to stick with their fitness goals. A great way to keep your fitness momentum going is to team up with a workout partner and a personal trainer. The many benefits of having a workout partner will increase your chances of success meeting your fitness goals. First, partner training is more economical than private sessions because the cost is split with the other person. Accountability is another motivating benefit because your workout partner is counting on you to show up, be supportive and work hard. The social aspect of partner training adds a fun yet distracting component to your workout, which makes the time pass more quickly without too much thought of the hard work you are doing. Finding the right workout partner is key. Here are a few things to look for: • Make sure their goals are the same as yours. If your goal is weight loss and theirs is muscle gain, your workouts will be completely different. • Find a partner with a similar fitness level. You should be able to challenge each other without holding back. • Select a partner with a positive and motivating attitude. Exercise improves your mood, combats disease, helps you manage your weight, boosts your energy level and promotes better sleep. Teaming up with a workout partner will help you maximize these exercise benefits as well as add a little fun to your fitness.

Personal Training at the Sports Club Paul Wells Sports Therapy Exclusively available to Sports Club members, Paul Wells offers Sports Therapy for the “fitness minded” with emphasis on enhancing your physical performance and extending the life of your overall career. Paul has been with the Spa & Salon at Four Seasons for eight years, and has been a practicing Massage Therapist for over ten. Now you can benefit from his experience and knowledge about sports therapy, and get your body in athletic condition in a jiffy just in time for peak golf and tennis season. To take advantage of this exclusive Sports Club offering, call 214.676.0956 to speak with Paul directly. www.thespor

Did you know that our certified Personal Training staff have over 100 years of combined training experience here at the Sports Club? With this type of education and expertise, our members receive exceptional service from some of the finest fitness professionals in the industry. The annual membership survey supports this with our personal training team scoring 94.3% for 2010. If you have an interest in personal training, please be comforted to know that you are working with highly skilled trainers who have been in their positions for several years and are committed to helping you reach your goals. Please contact our Director of Sports Robin Scott at or Program Director Michelle Scannell at to help you connect with the trainer who is best suited for you.

Squash & Racquetball Racquetball League Program Schedule Monday Evening April 11 – June 13 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. For all levels of play Tuesday and Thursday ‘Early Bird’ April 12 – June 13 6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Arrange your own match Wednesday Morning Ladies April 13 – June 13 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. For all levels of play Saturday Morning Men’s & Women’s Doubles Racquetball April 16 – June 13 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. For all Open, A and B players “Softball” Squash League Program Schedule Monday Noon Squash April 11 – June 13 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Advanced A, A+ softball squash levels of play Men’s & Women’s Tuesday Evening April 12 – June 13 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Beginner and intermediate levels of play Monday & Wednesday “Early Bird” April 11 – June 13 6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Arrange your own match Wednesday Evening April 13 – June 13 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Intermediate and advanced levels of play All league entry fees are $55, which includes balls, awards and a player party at the conclusion of the leagues. Please register at the Fitness Desk by Sunday, April 10 or by calling 972.717.2523. 2011 CLUB SOFTBALL SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIPS Monday, March 28 through Thursday, March 31 $45 per person, which includes balls, awards, food and beverage Championship draw with first round consolidation. Award presentation and cocktail party on Thursday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. Entry deadline is March 25

Kids For All Seasons KFAS offers fun, educational day care with many activities to keep your child entertained and challenged all day long. Weekly themes such as Bugs, Plant Life, Sea Life, Dinosaurs and more will ensure your child is having a great time and learning, too! Activities include swimming and sports, as well as limited access to computers and video games. Babies from two to six months of age are also accepted based on staff availability. Reservations are required and fees vary depending on the age of your child. Easter Eggstravaganza Sunday, April 24 12:30 p.m. $16 per child Register online or by calling 972.717.2570, or at Racquets the day of the event. Meet by the outdoor jogging track Children of all ages welcome! Join us for our annual Easter Eggstravaganza! Kids will enjoy cookie decorating, arts and crafts, professional pictures with the Easter Bunny and a fantastic Egg Hunt. Pre-Egg Hunt activities begin at 11:30 a.m. at the basketball court. Don’t forget to bring your basket to collect eggs and other toys! HP Byron Nelson Championship Kids For All Seasons will be closed the week of May 23 through May 29 for the 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship. We will reopen the following Monday, May 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. – just in time for the Memorial Day Beach Bash! Summer Days at Kids For All Seasons Get ready for summer fun and join us at Kids For All Seasons for a fun time any day of the week, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Kiddos will enjoy weekly themes with daily crafts, movie time, video time, art time, reading time and most importantly – time to just be a kid. KFAS Summer Hours: Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Kids Night In: Fridays and Saturdays 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

For reservations or more information, call Kids For All Seasons at 972.717.2570.


Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday, May 8 Seatings from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Members Lounge and Byron’s $63 for adults $18 for children ages 5-12 Children under the age of 5 are free

Coming Up at

Foodie’s Table Saturday, March 12 | Club Kitchen 6:00 p.m. – Until the Food and Wine are Gone! $120 per person, all inclusive Space is limited, so make your reservations quickly! Pub Bingo Happy Hour Tuesday, March 15 | Tuesday, April 19 Tuesday, May 10 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Pub Enjoy cocktail and appetizer specials while trying your luck at Bingo! Easter Brunch at Café on the Green Sunday, April 24 Seatings from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $70++ for adults $28++ for children ages 5 to 12 Kids under 5 are free! Featuring live entertainment and a visit from the Easter Bunny!

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Sunday, April 24 Seatings from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Members Lounge and Byron’s Special visit and photos with the Easter Bunny! $63 for adults $18 for children ages 5-12 Children under the age of 5 are free www.thespor

Cinco de Mayo Celebration Thursday, May 5 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Members Lounge Join us for food, festivities and fun! Mother’s Day Brunch at Café on the Green Sunday, May 8 Seatings from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $70++ for adults $28++ for children ages 5 to 12 Kids under 5 are free!

Apple Galette with Vanilla Sauce 1 lb. 10 ½ C 1 C 1 1 2 Tbsp 2 Tbsp

Frozen Puff Pastry Dough, defrosted overnight in the refrigerator Golden Delicious Apples Butter Sugar Vanilla Bean, split Cinnamon Stick Cinnamon Sugar Powdered Sugar (optional)

¼ C

Apple Jelly (optional)

Foodies’ Corner

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel, core and chop 4 apples. Brown the sugar and butter in a sauté pan with the vanilla bean (scrape the seeds and add along with the pod) and cinnamon stick. When it is starting to brown, add the apples and continue cooking until they are very soft. Remove the vanilla pod and cinnamon stick and puree the apples. Roll the puff pastry until it is very thin, then cut out 6”-8” circles, placing them on a parchment-lined baking tray. Peel, halve and core the remaining apples and slice very thin. Divide the pureed apples among the puff pastry bases and spread out, leaving ¼” around the edges. Arrange the apple slices on top of the puree (¾ apple per tart), sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake for 16-18 minutes. Upon removal from the oven, brush the tarts with apple jelly and then dust with powdered sugar. Serve with vanilla sauce, candied pecans and vanilla ice cream. Enjoy! ~ Chef Frederic Angevin Vanilla Sauce 1 C 1 C 1 ¾ C 8

Heavy Cream Milk Vanilla Bean Sugar Egg Yolks

Split the vanilla bean and add to the milk, cream and sugar in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil, then temper in the egg yolks. Cook for a little longer while constantly stirring. Do not boil! Serve hot, or cool the sauce in an ice bath and refrigerate. Candied Pecans 1 C ½ ½ tsp ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ½ C

Pecan Pieces 1 Egg White Cinnamon Ground Ginger Nutmeg Sugar

In a bowl, lightly whisk the egg white and add the pecan pieces. Stir to coat. Mix the sugar and spices together and add to the pecans, tossing to coat. Place pecans on a parchment-lined baking sheet that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove pecans from oven, and then stir on the sheet. Return to oven for an additional 10 minutes. When cool, store in an airtight container.

Spring Cooking Class Series Hungry for more? Learn innovative cooking techniques and delicious recipes from Club Chef Frederic Angevin at one of the Spring Cooking Classes! Classes include hands-on training, instructional recipe cards from the Chef and wine to sip while you learn. Cooking Class with Chef Frederic: Fish Monger Thursday, March 31 Cooking Class with Chef Frederic: Eggs Wednesday, April 20 Racquets | 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $45++ per person Class space is limited, so sign up early by visiting!


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