Dining and Lounge
Ocean view dining, candlelight dinners, poolside barbecues, deserted island picnics, dining by your private beach - all will become fond memories of your stay at The Meridian Club in the Turks & Caicos.
You can begin your morning with freshly brewed coffee, fresh-baked pastries and breakfast on your screened porch, or join other guests for breakfast at outdoor tables on the pool terrace. Later, slide out of the pool for a light buffet lunch. For the more adventurous, picnic lunches can be prepared upon request.
After a sail or a stroll on the beach of our private island resort, there's afternoon tea and biscuits (cookies) by English tradition. Drinks are available throughout the day at our downstairs bar. Relax in a poolside lounge chair and cool off with one of Floyd's special preparations or steer a straighter course with a tall cold glass of iced tea or soda. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres are served in the upstairs bar between 6 and 7:30pm. Catch the sunset, and possibly a "green flash" from our veranda.
Wednesday evening is "Native Night" when guests are treated to a poolside barbecue and buffet featuring an abundance of West Indian specialties as well as some more traditional fare. On most Saturday nights, you will enjoy another barbecue and buffet with steak, fish, lobster (in season) and other specialties followed by a "Jump Up" with Caribbean music. Dancing can be either a personal or spectator sport.
Informality is Our Trademark
Dress at The Meridian Club is always casual and shoes are optional, even at dinner. Bathing suits with cover-ups or sport clothes are the norm at lunch. Informal summer evening clothes for ladies, and sport shirts, slacks and even shorts for men, are perfect for dinner. We have had only one or two necktie sightings on Pine Cay in the last ten years.
The Meridian Club is proud to introduce Sara Spudowski as our new Executive Chef. If you have been here before, the name and face will look familiar. She has been making your stay on Pine Cay a touch sweeter with her irresistible desserts as Pastry Chef.
Sara is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute where she was trained in all areas of the kitchen. Honing her skills in Toronto, Vermont, Hawaii, California and Alaska, a high demand in pastry led her to specialize for over 8 years in this area. She has a real passion for baking and creating excellent pastries and desserts She starts baking before the sun rises and you can find her in the kitchen until the last dessert is served after dinner.
Chef Spudowski is excited to return to the savoury side of things. Guests love her fresh and creative approach to food here at the Meridian Club. She is known for her ability to easily adapt in remote locations, and you do not get much more remote than Pine Cay!
When out of the kitchen, you can find her kayaking in the aquarium, snorkelling for sand dollars or paddle boarding in the channel looking for star fish. She has fully embraced the Pine Cay lifestyle!
The Meridian Club is happy to have Chef Sara Spudowski at the helm leading our team of kitchen veterans.
Our Culinary Team
Carrington ("Scrape") Simmons, Michael Gray and Fitzerald "Fritz" Louis round off the team of players in our first rate kitchen staff. Scrape (so nicknamed because of his skill in playing the saw as a member of a steel band) is our veteran Sous Chef. Michael has had many years of experience handling line duties and breakfasts. Fritz began career here as a dishwasher and he has worked his way up to breakfast cook and continues grow his role in the kitchen. Our guests rave about the magic this team works in the kitchen and you will not be disappointed.
Dining & Lounge Facilities
The large formal dining room and weekly poolside themed dinners set the stage for inspired cuisine from Executive Chef Sara Spudowski and masterful team.
The comfortable dining room is located on the main floor of the clubhouse, with the lounge and bar area located on the second floor. Offering spectacular views of the pool, beach and breathtaking sunsets, the upstairs lounge is a delightful venue for the daily social hour.
Dinner by candlelight in our formal dining room, almost always featuring fresh catch of the day, follows in the open-air dining room or dining by your private beach out under the stars if you choose. Chef Sara's multi-course tasting menu features fresh seafood - locally caught ocean fish, lobster and conch prepared in various styles - as well as choices such as steak, chops, rack of lamb, duck and Cornish hen. Vegetarian meals and special requests are happily accommodated.
Desserts are a speciality at The Meridian Club - always freshly prepared, always a variety to select from and wonderfully presented. Coffee and cordials are available after your meal.
Enjoying quiet time in a social setting is part of the authentic Caribbean experience at The Meridian Club. Guests can explore the library for something to read, play any one of a number of board games (often different guests play each other), try their hand at challenging darts, or even step outdoors for shuffle board. Wireless Internet access is also available in this area of the clubhouse. Just because we have two miles of beach, doesn't mean there aren't other activities to relish.
All guests staying at The Meridian Club benefit from exquisite culinary offerings that are INCLUDED in the nightly room rate - a continental and à la carte breakfast, a buffet lunch, afternoon refreshment, and a five-course dinner (most evenings) or a buffet dinner on theme nights. Please note that beer, wine and other beverages from the bar are charged separately.