Social events for EYC club members include a number of monthly events and special holiday observances. The annual Blessing of the Fleet in May, Founders’ Day in November, a gala Holiday Party in early December, and the now-signature New Year’s Day Pot Luck Extravaganza are some of our fun events for members, plus a variety of terrific (and delicious) events including a Bull & Oyster Roast, Crab Feast, and more. Of course, we have the best seats for the annual performances of the Navy’s Blue Angels during USNA Commissioning Week, and the July Fourth fireworks display.
EYC also has plenty of family-oriented events, including monthly Family Movie Nights, Junior Sailing events and cookouts, and many children’s events such as the spring Easter Egg Hunt, summer Ice Cream Social, and the Gingerbread House Building Party in December.Want to get in on the ground floor for the fun? Join House Committee! Meetings are held first Wednesdays of the month, 6:30 p.m. Or contact Co-Chairs Carey Kirk and Mark Jones. Your ideas and energy are welcome!
Around the House: October
House Committee will be lying low for the month of October until the Boat Shows have come and gone, and the majority of the racing events have finished up. We will end the month and start our season with the return of a favorite event format of tasting a featured spirit along with cigars. This time around the event, on Saturday, October 29, at 6 p.m., will be focusing on Scotch & Cigars. House Committee co-chair Mark Jones will be your host for what has become a very popular event. Keep watch in the clubhouse and on the weekly Blast for additional details being posted.
We hope that by the time you read this we will have posted an online survey, crafted by our menu advisory sub-committee, asking your opinion on the food service aspect of the club. The spectrum ranges from the menu content; it’s pricing, consistency and satisfaction with the service. We have had a handful of opinions and/or suggestions passed our way which prompted the idea of surveying a much greater scope of the membership to learn what a larger group thinks of our food service, specifically and in general. When the survey goes live on the members’ side of the website we’ll send out notice in the Blast and next month’s VFB and with flyers in the clubhouse. Please do take a few minutes to take the survey – it is short and can be filled out easily and quickly.
Again on the subject of food, a terribly popular subject these days, have you checked out the recently issued Rhumb Line menu? This short menu of inexpensive items is an adjunct to the regular, seasonal menu, is available throughout the dining facilities and available every day. If your server doesn’t bring one with them just ask to see it. If it proves popular we’ll hang onto it and perhaps change it up a bit to keep it interesting. Let your favorite House Committee member know your thoughts – we’re all ears!Read more ...
Sip & Savor: Scotch & Cigars Night
Saturday, October 29, 1800-2100
EYC House Committee presents: An evening of Scotch & Cigars.
Reservations are now open. Tickets, at $38/person, plus tax and gratuity, must be purchased in advance. Only 40 seats are available, so reserve early to avoid disappointment.
This will be an evening of fine cigars and a selection of Scotch Whisky with exceptional hors d'oeuvres paired by Chef Henry.
To sip: tastings of Aberlour A'Bunadh #55; Glen Moray 16 yr; Lagavulin 16 yr; Bunnahabhain 12 yr; Auchentoshan 3 Wood; Isle of Jura 16 yr.
To savor: tastings of Kerry Gold Cheddar Cheese; Oysters on the Half Shell; Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Roquefort & Walnut (shooter); Sirloin Steak (slice); Duck Pate Crostini; Chocolate Sea Salted Caramel Souffle. And of course a first-class cigar.
"My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite: smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after, and if need be, during all meals and in the intervals between them." – Winston Churchill