Flat Creek Lodge Blog

Employee Spotlight: Omar Blanche

Andi Frey - Friday, September 30, 2011
Omar has been at Flat Creek Lodge since 2006. He is charge of landscaping maintenance of the golf carts, tractors and general handy man. Omar is friendly and always ready to help in any capacity. Since Omar comes in early in the mornings he gets to see Flat Creek as the sun is rising over ponds and fields as he is riding his tractor. Like so many, it's difficult for him to choose a favorite place as he really loves the entire property. He is lucky in that he isn't tied to one particular place and can see everything and every place.
Omar really enjoys a Chef Chewy omelet made with the fresh cheeses and vegetables from Flat Creek. When lucky enough to be at work in the evenings, he enjoys the Chef’s great steak.

When not at Flat Creek Lodge, Omar enjoys being with his family. Originally from Cuba, he has very little family here in the United States. Omar and his family enjoy exploring new places in the U. S. He considers himself very fortunate to be an U.S. citizen.

Ring in the New Year!

Andi Frey - Friday, September 30, 2011


Wow - once again we will have another fabulous New Year's Eve! Click here to download the menu!

Merry Christmas - Spend it with us!

Andi Frey - Friday, September 30, 2011


Leave the cooking to us and bring your family to us for our Christmas Eve Lunch! There will be just one seating for this three course dinner at 11:30am - so reserve early! Click here to download the menu!

A Holiday Wine Tasting Event - Book Now!

Andi Frey - Friday, September 30, 2011


This is the first time we've had this event, and we are so excited about it! The Holiday Hor d'oeuvers and Wine Tasting features super tasty bites like seared yellowfin tun with daikon radish and ginger salad, kobe carpaccio with ginger soy sauce, chicken nachos and more. Download the entire menu here and make your reservations now!

An Afternoon in the Country

Andi Frey - Friday, September 30, 2011

Wow, we are so excited to be a part of the Afternoon in the Country event again this year! Serenbe is the perfect fall location for the November 6, 2011, event! This year, the event is held from 1:00-4:00pm.

It features chefs from Atlanta's top restaurants and caterers, paired with our area's best farms, will be set up in a tasting format alongside fine wines, premium micro-brews and select retailers -- all under festive big-top tents in the beautiful gardens surrounding The Inn at Serenbe near Palmetto.

It always sells out early, so get your tickets now!

Congrats - Grand Opening of our friends at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery

Andi Frey - Friday, September 30, 2011
Join our friends at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery in Greenville, SC for their grand opening! For more information, call:

Jac Oliver, 864-616-6708



Flat Creek Lodge visit on 97.1 FM / 1590 AM - WXRS The Rocket

Andi Frey - Friday, September 30, 2011

Thanks so much for having us! Click below to listen to us on the radio on September 22, 2011!


Recipe: Chef Chewy Oyster Mushroom Bisque

Andi Frey - Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Our Executive Chef  put this recipe together just for you! Read on for a mouthwateringly delish dish!

Chef Chewy Oyster Mushroom Bisque

Get Together:

1 Qt of Heavy Cream
½ cup of whole milk
2 Diced Garlic Cloves
1 Diced Shallot (optional)
1 TBS of unsalted butter
½ cup(ish) of white wine
4 cups of FCL oyster mushroom (check our website to find a location near you)
To Make the Goodness:
In a medium pot place your butter and garlic and shallots, and allow to sauté so that the garlic will open up if you will, but be sure not to let garlic get brown and burnt. Place in your Flat Creek Lodge Oyster Mushrooms with a little salt and pepper then add your wine.  If it does flame up (flambé), that is okay - it's just burning off the alcohol in the wine. Just use caution and stir. Then, allow to cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Next, place your mushroom mix into a blender or food processor, and mix until it is almost a paste mixture. Then place the mix back into the pan. On Medium heat, add the milk and heavy cream, and cook uncovered until it thickens to the desired texture you desire.

You can also add a variety of different items like, bacon, or chicken - you can even use the leftovers for a fantastic pasta dish. Hope you enjoy and have a great holiday season!

The End.

Executive Chef Joey Williams, Flat Creek Lodge

Employee Spotlight: Cathy D. McDaniel

Andi Frey - Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Cathy D. McDaniel, Flat Creek Lodge's General Manager, celebrates her 10 year anniversary at the Lodge this October! She's been an integral part of the growth of our place in making a place as a top resort.  She cites the evolution of the Lodge as an inspiration, and her favorite thing about her role is interacting with the many people visiting from all walks of life. When she's not at her favorite spot on the porch behind the boardroom, you may find her the dining room noshing on her top pick for dinner - scallops. What's a general manager to do when she leaves the Lodge? You'll find her playing golf, cooking up a storm and spending time with her family.

2011 Thanksgiving Event in Southeast Georgia

Andi Frey - Friday, September 09, 2011

We are so excited to again have our annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Lodge! We always have a lot of interest in this event recommend booking in advance to ensure that we are able to accommodate you and your party! This year we'll be serving from 11:30am to 2:00pm.  The cost is $25 per person, and we'll also have great specials on Bloody Marys and Mimosas to put some spring in your step!

Reserve by calling us at 877.352.8273 or email our event specialist at mcobb@flatcreeklodge.com with the subject line "Thanksgiving Reservations."

Want to check out the mouthwatering menu? Download it here.

We'll see you soon!