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Exploring The Cliffs’ Culinary Programs and Offerings

What Is Offered With The Cliffs Membership?

The Cliffs Membership provides its members with various outdoor activities, wellness events, social events, and culinary offerings. Whether you’re playing a round of golf on one of our seven stunning courses or dining at one of our delectable restaurants, club membership is truly a game-changer for those looking to stay socially and physically active.

One of the best benefits of club membership at The Cliffs is the impressive range of culinary options available to you. In addition to traditional restaurant dining, we offer some fantastic culinary programs, such as chef-led cooking classes, a wine consortium, and our “local perspective” program, which utilizes local farmers and artisans to provide the freshest ingredients possible.

Below, we will explore the culinary programs available to our members, additional culinary benefits that should never be overlooked (or overcooked!), and some of the restaurants in our communities!

Culinary Programs at The Cliffs

Chef-Led Cooking Classes

In our chef-led cooking classes, we take our members beyond the meal and provide them with the tools to cook unique dishes in their own homes. Learn cooking techniques such as sous vide and take your cooking to the next level.

A Wine Consortium

For wine lovers, our Wine Consortium and our team of 8 sommeliers provide expertise and an unparalleled experience. This program lets you purchase unique wines at exclusive prices while learning more about the market. If you’re having trouble picking a wine to buy, utilize one of our certified Sommeliers for some expert decision-making. 

Learn More: Tenuta Torciano Wine School

Farm-to-Table Dining

Our executive chefs are dedicated to providing our members with the best culinary experience possible, starting with the ingredients. The Cliffs partners with local farmers and artisans in all seven of our communities to bring the freshest ingredients to our tables. Check out a list of the best local farmers’ markets near our communities here!

Additional Culinary Offerings and Events

Oyster Fest

This annual event held at The Cliffs at Mountain Park is truly a crowd favorite. Diners sample oysters on the Half Shell with a variety of sauces. Oysters aren’t the only item on the menu, as guests enjoy dishes such as the Charleston Chicken Bog or a delightful Smoked Pork Loin.

Food & Wine Festival

This past March, The Cliffs at Keowee Falls hosted its inaugural Food and Wine Festival. As guests arrived, they were greeted by five different food stations, each with its own chef. Members of all palate types were treated as the dishes ranged from succulent seafood to savory meats. Each station was paired with three carefully selected wine pairings, making this event a culinary lovers’ dream.

Champagne Dinner

Members at The Cliffs at Mountain Park enjoy the Champagne Dinner, a four-course dinner with champagne pairings. At the last event, diners enjoyed imported caviar, seared Dover sole, Provimi veal roulade, and pink grapefruit chiffon cake. With these foods, diners indulged in champagne pairings of Dom Perignon 2012, Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Non-Vintage, Veuve Clicquot Rose 2012, and Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial Blanc.

The Cliffs Food Truck

The newest addition to the culinary experience offered in our communities is The Cliffs Food Truck. Our culinary team carefully designed and crafted this fully loaded food truck to be a multi-faceted machine offering our customers a wide range of culinary delights. Whether it’s smash burgers or Greek gyros, this food truck serves it all. The truck travels the circuit to all seven of our communities so members everywhere can enjoy what it offers. 

Farmers Market

The Lakehouse at Keowee Vineyards transforms into a classic Farmers Market experience for an afternoon. This event treats members to an afternoon of shopping from local food vendors and artisan boutiques. Members also enjoyed food provided by Chef Francis and a selection of craft beer and wine.

Restaurants at The Cliffs

Our properties have an abundance of fantastic restaurants that members have access to. At Walnut Cove, we have The Tavern, which serves up farm-fresh meals in a European-styled dining room. Our Mountain Park Community has The Cabin, which was recently renovated to expand the interior and exterior dining areas while still maintaining its rustic feel.

Simmer ‘71 at the Lakehouse on our Keowee Vineyards property is the newest addition to our restaurant group and is genuinely a BBQ lover’s paradise. Here, you’ll dine on barbecue eats that expertly blend sweet and spicy flavors into a mouth-watering meal. Our Glassy, Valley, Keowee Falls, and Keowee Springs communities all have The Clubhouse as their main dining area, which, if you ask our members, are staples in the local communities. 

Find Your Dream Community Today!

Becoming a club member is the best way to ensure you don’t miss out on all the amenities, events, and culinary delights offered at The Cliffs. Explore homes that are eligible for club membership below!


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