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  Fall 2019                      Vol. 10 Issue 4
Greetings from Avista Resort!
Fall weather has arrived! The fall months are the perfect time to get in that last getaway for the year. The weather is still nice, and prices have dropped making it an appealing time for families, groups, and golfers alike.
 
If you haven't already, now is a great time to book your beach vacation! To make your reservations at Avista Resort, please call 1-877-392-2713 or check our rates online.

News from Avista
Think Pink Fridays
Avista Resort staff members participated in Think Pink Fridays in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Employees were able to dress down and wear pink every Friday in October with a $2 donation. All funds raised will be donated to an association benefiting breast cancer research.
 
Thank you to our staff members who came together to make the fundraising event a success.

 
Celebrate the Holidays at Avista Resort
The holidays are always a memorable time at Avista Resort. Whether you are planning a holiday getaway with family and friends, or one of our snowbird guests, you'll be delighted by the holiday events we have prepared for this year.
 
Avista Resort invites you to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at the beach this year!
 
Thanksgiving DinnerWe are hosting a traditional Thanksgiving buffet on November 28, 2019 from 11:00am - 3:00pm in Just Off Main.
 
The feast will include: Oven Roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy, Pit Smoked Ham with a Brown Sugar and Honey Glaze, Prime Rib with Au Jus and Horseradish Cream Sauce, Smoked Gouda and Cheddar Mac and Cheese, Carolina Sweet Potato Casserole with Toasted Candied Pecans, Loaded Mashed Potato Pot with Bacon, Cheese, Green Onions and Sour Cream, Cornbread Pudding, Green Bean Casserole, Broccoli Florets with a Cheddar Cheese Sauce, Southern Cornbread, a Fresh Fruit display and Spring House Tossed Salad. Dessert options include Pecan Pie with Caramel Sauce, Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream, Chocolate Torte Cake with Raspberry Sauce, Red Velvet Cake with White Chocolate, and Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce.
 
Adults are $25.00 plus tax and gratuity and children ages 6-9 are $12.50 plus tax and gratuity.
 
 
Make plans to ring in the New Year at Avista Resort!
 
new years coupleAvista Resort's annual New Year's Eve Dinner & Celebration is an event you don't want to miss. Raise your glass with friends and family to welcome in 2020! Enjoy appetizers with a complimentary cocktail, a bountiful dinner, live entertainment featuring Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot, dancing and a champagne toast at the end of the night.
 
Chef Andrew Bookout has prepared a delectable menu for our guests this year. Menu items include Spinach Artichoke Dip with Crostinis, Fig and Brie Bruschetta, Shrimp Cocktail, Teriyaki Glazed Chicken Skewers, Garlic and Rosemary Seasoned Prime Rib, Ranch Baked Chicken, Whiskey Road Salmon, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, a Chef attended Pasta Station, and a variety of desserts.
 
The New Year's Dinner & Celebration is available for $99 per person or $189 per couple plus taxes and service charge.
 
Introducing Chef Andrew Bookout
Just Off Main has welcomed a new chef. Chef Andrew Bookout brings years of culinary experience and fresh ideas to our onsite dining.

Chef Andrew BookoutChef Andrew grew up in the small town of Shallotte, North Carolina and discovered a passion for the culinary arts at a young age while helping his father with commercial fishing. Taking the freshest seafood straight from the sea to the dinner table, he enjoyed watching everyone's faces light up with joy when they would taste what he had prepared. To this day, seeing others enjoy his unique creations is what pushes him to evolve his skills.

Chef Andrew has trained under some of the top culinary Chefs in the area to develop his techniques and prides himself on specializing in banquet services and fine dining. His culinary experience has earned several local restaurants a spot on the list of Top 100 Places to Dine on the East Coast. He also has been published in Bride's Magazine for his skill with banquet services.

Chef Andrew has been working endlessly to bring the freshest ingredients and newest ideas to Avista Resort. We are delighted to have Andrew on board and look forward to seeing his creative vision come to life in the kitchen at Just Off Main.

Learn from the Pro: Chef Andrew's Cooking Classes
 
Enjoy the cooking process and learn new techniques and ideas while having fun. Chef Andrew's cooking classes offer an in-depth look at specific cooking topics and feature interactive and informative lessons, recipes and tastings of everything prepared in class.
 
Cooking classes will be held, for a nominal fee, in Just Off Main on Tuesday starting December through mid-February. Pre-registration is required 48 hours in advance.
 
A complimentary glass of wine and 10% off dinner voucher will be included with the class.
 
Property Updates
The Engineering Department has been working diligently to make Avista Resort a beautiful place for guests and owners to relax.

Some of the projects being completed include decorating for the fall holidays, repairing the glass partition wall in the pool area, and installing new LED lights in the guest rooms and in front of the resort. Our engineering team is in the midst of unit maintenance which includes fresh paint and new stainless steel shower rods. Several units are receiving new bathroom vanities.

 

The engineering team prides themselves in making our guests and homeowners feel at home at Avista Resort.
 
News from Group Sales
Avista Resort has welcomed several new teammates to our Group Sales Department.

Avista Resort Group Sales StaffKim Lewis, a lifetime native of the Grand Strand area, is the new Director of Sales and brings over 30 years of experience in the hotel and resort business.
 
Amy Skipper is also new to the group sales office with over 10 years in the industry. Amy's focus as Group Sales Manager will be to maintain and build the corporate association markets of the group business.
 
Pauline Levesque, former Director of Sales, has accepted a new position as the Business Development member of the team. She will be traveling and showcasing our resorts at tradeshows and events. Pauline is also moving into a prestigious position as Governor of the Myrtle Beach Area Rotary Club. Congratulations to Pauline on this amazing accomplishment!
 
Keya Moll, formerly Darby, has been with Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts for 8 years. Keya started as a reservation agent with the resort and now focuses on the motorcoach and religious markets as a Group Sales Manager.
 
Our entire Group Sales team would like to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday! Enjoy your family and friends and remember if you are looking to have a group event, reach out to one of our team members at 843-417-5510 for pricing and assistance.
 
Pictured from left: Kim Lewis, Amy Skipper (front), Pauline Levesque (back), Keya Moll
 

News from the Beach
The Great Christmas Light Show
The Great Christmas Light Show is scheduled to return to North Myrtle Beach for the 2019 holiday season!
 
Christmas lights width=Hosted at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, this popular holiday attraction includes a 1.5 mile drive-through light show featuring over 2 million lights and larger-than-life displays. After driving through the light show, visitors are able to park and visit Santa's Village for festive treats, a petting zoo and even more holiday fun, including the Santa Express Train Ride and lighted walking trail.

The Great Christmas Light Show is open nightly from November 29 - December 30th. Santa's Village will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 29 - December 15 and nightly starting December 19 - 30.
 
For more information, visit www.NMBchristmas.com.
 
Guest Comments
"We were married in front of the resort next to the heart-shaped grassy area on the beach, memories to last a lifetime were made at Avista! Our stay with Avista was wonderful! When we arrived, the courtesy staff helped us unload, park and get settled in our condo. Staff at breakfast was delightful, the whole stay everyone was so accommodating!"
Tina L., 10/12/19 after a 7-night stay

"This is our 5th year staying with Avista. We love the rooms, location, and the service we get every time. Thank you to Jasmine as she provided the best service when I called to book our reservations. She went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect for us."
Susanne T., 10/04/19 after a 5-night stay

Read more guest comments.

Fall Recipe
Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins
Ingredients
 
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups peeled, cored and chopped apple
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 teaspoons butter
 
Directions
 
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 18 muffin cups or use paper liners.
 
2. In a large bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 cups sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, pumpkin and oil. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture, stirring just to moisten. Fold in apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
 
3. In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping evenly over muffin batter.
 
4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.
 
 
Featured recipe from AllRecipes.com
 

 
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