Rob Richards

Food & Beverage Manager

Clubhouse News

Greetings and Salutations!

I hope this month finds everyone healthy and safe.

It’s been said there is one common bond that brings people together - that brings joy and fills everyone’s body and soul with happy memories. That bond is to gather around the table for a meal. The statement, “Food brings people together,” is a very honest and true statement.

wine comic

Good food, good wine, and good company – three things that I believe can enrich everyone’s lives. At Willow Bend, we have made these three key elements our top priorities. They are part of our culture at the Club. Nothing is worth doing unless you have the passion to make every moment worthwhile. Then, that passion you possess eventually becomes your culture. Creating a positive culture is what we strive for every day and for everyone who enters our doors. Thank you for allowing us to become part of your family and for becoming a part of ours.

I hope as the summer is winding down, everyone has taken time to enjoy the great weather with family and friends, while adapting to the “new normal” circumstances. It’s always a blessing to be able to make memories when you can, be it with your children, grandkids, friends, or your significant other…good times are meant to be shared, even being 6 feet apart. Life is too short not to live it!

Now, we are on the backside of the year. Seven months have gone by in a flash. So grab that beverage (wine is fine)! It’s time for this month’s fireside chat.

As always, here's the rundown of dates for you this month:

  • This month's Prime Rib nights will be on Friday, August 14 and 28. That's right, it's back baby (after taking the month of July off)!

Curbside Carryout Family Dinners (click to see options)

I would like to remind everyone of our curbside carryout service. Let us help with your family dine at home without the stress and mess. Meals prepared at our house for yours, with the added bonus of curbside pickup…even without leaving your vehicle. If you are not comfortable dining inside, give us a call, place your order, and we will bring it out to your vehicle. We can prepare anything off our regular dine-in menu, and now, we are introducing four new Family Meals. Please give us a call and we can take care of your needs, big or small. Just call ahead to 419-238-0111 to place your order.

We have Two Big Events planned for this month in order to help get people out of the house to have a little fun in a safe, comfortable setting.

Friday, August 7 – Beef-n-Bourbon Night

An upscale evening with a “Big City” flair. The menu has been elegantly designed to pair the wonderful world of selected bourbons with high-end unique food items.

    Appetizer – Smoked Beef Carpaccio
    Salad – Argula truffle w/marcona almonds and shaved parmesan
    Entrée – Dry-aged 12 oz. prime ribeye
    Dessert – Bourbon banana foster pecan cake

Pick a flight of 4 bourbons from a selection of 10 to enjoy during your dining experience.

Dining will begin at 6:00 p.m. Make plans to join and please call for reservations. $60.00 per person

Friday, August 21 – Margaritaville w/Bailey & Rock Steady


Margaritaville themed evening with “Live Entertainment.” Our version of the outside concert featuring Bailey & Rock Steady providing the tunes.

Patio Tiki Bar setup providing those tropical drink favorites. A fun “outdoor” evening to enjoy the weather while we can. So, let’s all go to the Caribbean and experience it right here in Van Wert! Grab that “Parrot-head, Key-West” garb and join us.

    Roasted pork
    Tropical shrimp boil
    Jerk chicken
    Grilled fish pouch wrapped in banana leaves
    Coconut rice & sweet corn
    Fresh fruit
    Mango mousse
    Key lime pie

Dining begins at 6:00 p.m. Entertainment 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Call ahead to book your reservations. $50.00 per person

Lastly…the Clubhouse will be closed for only one day this month, the evening of August 1 for a private event.

Other than that, it is business as usual, and we hope that you will join us whenever you can.

As always, thanks for all your support. We couldn’t do what we do without each and every one of you.

Take care, be safe, and may the road rise to meet you.

See you at the Club!


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