When Pinehurst opened the Deuce just about a year ago, Executive Chef Thierry Debailleul commented about the menu, “It’s not just typical bar food. It’s fresh, inventive and original food, and it all comes with a spectacular view. It’s made-from-scratch cuisine in a relaxed, comfortable setting that we feel will become the best lunch spot you can imagine anywhere.”
We can’t really argue with Chef T’s assessment of the atmosphere of the Deuce, which has proven to be an enormous hit at Pinehurst. But Chef T’s comment about the Deuce’s food can certainly be applied everywhere around the resort. And since the Deuce prides itself in offering one of the best “small bites” menus you’ll find anywhere, here’s a look at five appetizers from all over Pinehurst that we think are some of the best of the best:
LOBSTER MAC’ N CHEESE CROQUETTES – One of the most popular items on the Deuce’s “Bites” menu, these lobster croquettes feature jalapeños, aged cheddar and basil pesto.
“It’s not just typical bar food. It’s fresh, inventive and original food.” – Chef Thierry Debailluel
Carolina Dining Room
CHEF ’S BOARD – Flavor in every bite: When dining at the Carolina Dining Room, start things off with the Chef’s Selection of cured meats, local cheeses, rustic charred crostini and house-made pepper jelly with spicy brown mustard and sherry infused figs.
Ryder Cup Lounge
JERK CHICKEN NACHOS – Nachos have long been a go-to staple at the Ryder Cup Lounge. This season, try the Jerk-seasoned pulled chicken, melted Ashe County hoop cheese, black beans, pico de gallo, pineapple avocado salsa, cilantro sour cream and scallions on corn tortilla chips with chipotle salsa.
PERUVIAN CHICKEN TACOS – Share these at the table or order for a meal; either way, they’re light, refreshing, and make for several perfect bites at The Tavern. Served with spiced grilled chicken, red onion and shaved red cabbage, served on spinach tortillas and topped with honey garlic aioli.
FRUIT DIP – A day at the pool doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a nice bite. Served with a citrus yogurt dip, you can enjoy an assortment of summer melons, pineapples and berries while sitting poolside at The Carolina Hotel.