Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sarasota Polo Club at Lakewood Ranch

The past few weeks have been a complete blur... from the Murder Mystery Night, to the Highland Games, to various work projects that have kept me busy to our car shopping, I've not had very much time to post let alone to sit back and breath. This all changed on Sunday when I took some time out to catch a Polo match with my friend Terri, leaving the guys behind for a girlie day out.

The Sarasota Polo Club at Lakewood Ranch is located at the east end of University Parkway and has been around since 1991. Open to the public every Sunday, for $10 per person you can enjoy the most refined tailgating experience in the area. People in my town take their Polo tailgating very seriously. There are themed menus and contests, we're not talking your average football fare. Terri and I opted for a vegetarian spread of Olives, Goat Cheese, Asian Red Cabbage Salad, Tabbouleh, and Pitas. This kept us going for the first 5 chukkers of action...

... during the sixth, and last chukker, we enjoyed some lovely chilled Pimm's. We weren't toasting victory as our team lost, but it was a very nice day indeed.


Michelle said...

Now this is my kind of fun...and my kind of tailgating!!!

Jane King said...

what the hell is tailgating?
Other than that - amazing! am jealous :-(

kate said...

Glad your having so much fun at Polo, I used to love it, we tailgated to the high hilt!! I remember one of my birthday parties about 3 years ago there, Gina was there!!! Enjoy