Forsyth Mags Foodie: Bermuda Run Country Club



Enjoy a relaxed evening with the family, or a quick bite before you tee off at the spacious Bermuda Run Country Club, where you’ll be greeted with nothing less than friendly smiles.

The main clubhouse offers a beautiful dining option in their East Dining Room, Ariston’s, which overlooks the driving range with large windows, refined elegance, and premier service. To make the experience even more memorable, ask to sit on their outdoor patio suited with a fireplace for those chillier evenings. In addition, you’ll find a full menu of seasonal cocktails, from chocolate martinis to bright mimosas, along with an extensive beer and specialty wine selection. From Sunday brunch to a la carte during the weekdays, it’s safe to say that the Bermuda Run Country Club is one of those hidden gems that offers more than what meets the eye.

Now, let’s talk food.

Our evening began light with their Strawberry Fields Salad, and although I typically don’t gravitate towards fruit-based salads, I must say that this was immaculate. Simple, sweet, yet packed with flavor from the fresh ingredients. The crisp romaine and mixed greens were beautifully tossed with salty feta crumbles, juicy strawberries, and candied pecans for a nice crunch. Add a drizzle of the lightly creamy salad dressing, and you have yourself a refreshing summer’s salad.

And if you’re on the hunt for something more savory, don’t turn around just yet! Their signature appetizer, The Bermuda Run, is plated with Seafood Croquette, Avocado Fries, Chicken Wings, and Bang Bang Shrimp to keep you satisfied through your next nine holes. The Avocado Fries were fried to be crispy on the outside yet tender on the inside, almost to the point that it was buttery. Dip them into the Cilantro Aioli, and you’ll have a delectable bite every time. In addition, the appetizer was served with a pimento cheese sauce for the sweet chili bang bang shrimp and deep-fried croquettes, plus a spicy red sauce for those looking to add a kick.

Next on the menu was their smoky Fajita Salad, seasoned to perfection. The fresh mixed greens were plated with seared prime rib steak, grilled bell peppers and onions, creamy avocado chunks, pico de gallo, soft black beans, and steamed basmati rice, just like you would have at your favorite Mexican restaurant. Topped with fried tortilla chips for added crunchy corn notes and a creamy chili ranch dressing for a touch of spiciness.

Moving on to the entrees, we began the first of the three delicious plates with the acclaimed American Wagyu Rib Eye Steak. It was seasoned light so that you could taste its inherent richness, similar to that of Angus steak, and garnished with a peppercorn demi-glaze for added depth. And because how else do you complement grilled steak than with mashed potatoes that are creamy, soft, and fluffy? But don’t forget about sautéed broccolini that still had its crunch for the best texture to complete this crowd favorite.

Next up was their Thai 5 Spice Salmon which was dressed to impress with a Thai honey-chili sauce and tangy pickled red onions. It was served alongside tender summer zucchini and delicate rosemary potato wedges that hit the spot. Last but certainly not least was one of my personal favorites, their Blackened Mahi that was pan-seared to let the mildly sweet flavors and flaky texture shine. It was garnished with fresh pineapple and crisp red pepper salsa, then plated over a generous serving of classic potato gnocchi, sautéed asparagus, and homemade cilantro aioli.

To wrap up the evening, because no meal is complete without a sweet treat, I must say I was thrown for a surprise when they came out with the dessert. It was an Uncrustable®, deep-fried in funnel cake batter, something that took me back to fond memories at the county fair. The outside sweet bread was toasted and crispy, while the inside was warm and gooey, similar to that of stuffed french toast. And while this may be a kid’s dream come true, there are also lighter options for adults like homemade sorbets, chocolate martinis, and coffee with all the fixings.

Thank you Bermuda Run Country Club and staff for the beautiful meals enjoyed by a spectacular view. Now, if your stomach is grumbling, here is your sign to grab the family for lunch or a friend for golf and tell them that the Forsyth Mags Foodie said hi!

 


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