Thanksgiving Leftovers 101

Are you looking to jazz up your Thanksgiving leftovers this year? The Jekyll Island Club Hotel Chef’s have you covered! Executive Chef Abigail Hutchinson and Executive Sous Chef Lewie Mashburn recently submitted some leftover ideas to the Brunswick News.

*From Abigail Hutchinson, Executive Chef, Thanksgiving Leftovers- a breakfast Item- Turkey Stuffed French Toast- Mix a little cold Gravy with some room temp cream cheese, chop up the turkey and mix with the cheese and gravy.  Spread on a slice of sour dough and top with another slice.  Dip in savory French toast batter and cook.  Top with a little leftover cranberry sauce.


Leftovers Ideas

*From Chef Lewie Mashburn, Executive Sous Chef, Thanksgiving Leftovers a Breakfast item- Instead of Creamed Chip Beef- use leftover turkey in a cream sauce over toasted English Muffins with a side of bacon and some cranberry muffins for Breakfast.

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

Holiday Events and $125 Rate…WOW!

I know the Pumpkins are just getting ready for carving season and you’ve got mounds of candy on your brain, but we have so many great Holiday Events this season that we had a to get a jump on things. This will allow everyone ample time to plan their holiday destination vacation to the beautiful and historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel located on Jekyll Island a barrier island off the coast of Georgia.

So, you are intrigued by the title and want to know where and how you can get a steal of a rate like $125. Well, you will have to keep reading this post to find out! To start I must say there is nothing ordinary about the Jekyll Island Club during the holiday’s. With original club members like J.P. Morgan, William Vanderbilt, and Joseph Pulitzer there is a millionaire feel to every event! From the giant Christmas Tree, to the sophisticated Holiday High Tea and much more our Hotel is the place to share time with Family and Friends. Did we mention it’s a great place to hold your company holiday party….well you can read all about it in our blog “Holiday Party Special” Call us at 912-635-2600 for any questions regarding any of these events or how to plan your holiday soiree! You can also download our Holiday Brochure and check out all the events on Pinterest!

Holidays at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Holidays at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Mark your calendars and join us for these fun filled holiday events, a perfect way to see the sights and sounds of the historic district and the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Don’t forget the perfect gift this holiday season is waiting for you at our Gift Shop. A few favorites are Gift Certificates and our Signature Anniversary Wine.

Jekyll Island Christmas Tree Lighting Festival

  • Saturday, November 24, 4:00pm

Here comes Santa Claus and crafts, goodies and music, jingle bell tours and dazzling entertainment! What fun for the whole family as everyone anticipates the lighting of the giant community Christmas Tree! Stay late for fireworks! The entire event happens on the lawn of Sans Souci in the Historic District. Free.

Holiday High Tea

  • Tuesday, December 4, 3:30pm

Petite tea sandwiches, a soup, warm scones with fruit compote, and an exquisite holiday dessert compliment the perfect cup of tea served in the hotel’s Grand Dining Room. Our pianist plays the season’s favorite carols adding delight to this holiday affair. $25 per person.

Chef’s Demo:”Seafood Many Ways”

  • Wednesday, December 12, 1:30 pm

As the chef shows how to prepare two courses and the accompaniments, questions and comments are welcomed from the audience. The relaxed atmosphere gives guests an opportunity to learn how to prepare and present delicious fare and to exchange ideas with the chef and each other. The chef provides a very generous tasting of each course; a glass of wine compliments each meal and printed, easy-to-follow recipes. “Come with an appetite!” Early reservations are suggested for this is a very popular event. Club Ballroom. $30 per person.

Santa at Crane

  • Sunday, December 16, 11:30am-2:00pm

An annual tradition, jolly Old St. Nick welcomes children to Crane Cottage with a great big “Ho-ho-ho” and an invitation to share their Christmas wishes (no charge). A photographer will be available to capture the moment (fee).

Christmas Cookie Workshop

  • Wednesday and Thursday, December 19 and 20, 2:00-4:00pm

Join our Pastry Chef’s for a fun filled afternoon of Christmas cookie decorating. Each cookie maker will get 1 dozen cookies to decorate and take home with them. We will have different colored icings and all the traditional cookie sprinkles and candies to top off your cookies. Enjoy some Punch and mulled cider. Dubignon Room. $10 per cookie maker.

The Christmas Bagpiper

  • December 19-24, 4-4:50pm

Scottish bagpiper Tim Akins heralds the season at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Cherokee and Crane Cottage. Tim pipes songs of the season and traditional Scottish tunes each afternoon of Christmas week. Free.

Holiday Meals

We have some great Holiday meals lined up for you this season! For details on Thanksgiving Brunch, Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas Brunch, Christmas Dinner, New Year’s Eve Dinner, and New Year’s Day Breakfast view our Holiday Brochure.

So, your still waiting to see where the $125 rate kicks in….well that is coming up right away. During the month of December we are offering our $125 anniversary special as we continue to celebrate 125 years of history and $25 years of hospitality. This is valid on Clubhouse and Traditional rooms and you can even upgrade to our deluxe rooms and suites at a 25% discount. We are also offering this deal in January as we turn another year older for a still unbeatable deal at $126 per night! These are deals you can’t beat, so join us on “Georgia’s Jewel” this holiday season, you’ll be glad you did! For reservations call 1-800-535-9547 or book below. Available until 12/28/12.

December Special

Book December $125 Special

January Special

Book January $126 Special

Oh and don’t forget to enjoy a Dinner for Two while your here in December. It can be enjoyed for $125 in the Grand Dining Room or Courtyard at Crane. You get to enjoy up to 4 courses off the dinner menus. Come jingle our way soon!

Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Feasts

Thanksgiving dinner at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel is a time-honored tradition throughout the region. Whether the choice is the historic Grand Dining Room or charming Courtyard at Crane, the dining experience is extraordinary. Dinner is served in the Grand Dining Room at two seatings: 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm. Courtyard at Crane will open for dinner, serving their a la carte menu from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Reservations for either restaurant are required, 912-635-2600.

Grand Dining Room
Thanksgiving Dinner
November 25, 2010

Applewood Bacon and Pumpkin Bisque with Walnuts

Mixed Field Greens with Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Black Olives
Carrot Swirls, Scallions and Toasted Pecans
Basil Vinaigrette

Butter Basted Turkey, Cranberry-Orange Relish, Country Dressing
Giblet Gravy and Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole


Slow Smoked Angus Prime Rib with Natural Jus, Horseradish Cream Yorkshire Pudding,
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Grilled Asparagus


Baked Salmon with Georgia White Shrimp and Bourbon Peaches
Brown Rice
Broccoli Floret

Pastry Chef’s Holiday Dessert Menu

Under 12 years of age $24.95