KALIDA — Country Acres is under new ownership, and new owner Katie Unverferth wants to continue to make the business for families and golf enthusiasts to play golf and enjoy a meal.
The business at 17374 state Route 694 was purchased by Unverferth on Nov. 13 and will be called Moose Landing Country Club. A grand reopening celebration open to the community will be from 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Dec. 7 with kitchen hours from 4 to 10 p.m. and bar hours from 4 to 2:30 a.m.
“I have been a golfer for 8 years and have memories of coming to this course with my uncle when I was 9 to play golf,” Unverferth said. “I purchased it because I wanted to make an investment in the community and have a place for my 15 nieces and nephews to grow up.”
She thinks it will be good to have another year round restaurant in the area that provides variety as well as a place to play golf from April to the fall.
The country club will have a restaurant called Fore 1 Tavern that will be open year round. Brandon Saurer will serve as chef and has been employed as a chef at high end restaurants including Bar 145 in Toledo, New York Prime and Biaggis.
“My experience is in high-end dining, but I want people who eat here to have a fine dining casual experience and for this to be a nice community place for everyone,” Saurer said.
“All of our burgers will be a blend of brisket, short rib and chuck,” Saurer said.
One of the burgers he named after Unverferth called “The Moose Burger” that is a cross between a Texas barbecue and mushroom Swiss burger.
Appetizers will include hand-cut cheese fries, spicy burrito bites and Irish nachos.
Salads and wraps will be available and a taquito called the Putnam County Taquito will be offered that is thick cut bologna, American cheese and spicy Korean barbecue sauce rolled into a taco and fried.
A kids menu will be offered featuring macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets and chicken tenders.
A Sunday brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with menu items such as Eggs Benedict, chicken and waffles, french toast and pancakes. A Bloody Mary Bar also will be on hand with garnishes such as shrimp, bacon and celery.
A full service bar will feature beer, craft beers and wine.
A banquet room will be available to be rented out for occasions such as wedding receptions, birthday and holiday parties.
There will be two indoor golf simulators brought in that will be available year-round.
Reach Jennifer Peryam at 567-242-0362.