Sydney’s Pub at Tiburón Golf Club
Sydney’s Pub is located at the Tiburón Golf Club in Naples Fl. It is currently open for lunch 11-4 pm. If you have not had lunch there you are in for a real treat. Oh in case you did not know….it is open to the public.
The view of the golf course is breathtaking and just adds to the pub atmosphere. They have a full bar, draft beers and a nice wine selection. They have a custom cocktail that is barrel-aged in the Community Cup Barrel Trophy. On our visit, the cocktail was a classic Manhattan. We also tried the Tiburón Red – an Irish red ale which was outstanding.
The menu has a very nice selection of what they call Contemporary American cuisine of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and pub fare. We started with the Lemon-Garlic Grilled Wings, Fried Pickles and the Creminelli Meats and Cheese selections. The wings, made with english cucumber, feta cheese, kalamata olive, fresh oregano and tzatziki were delicious and so well balanced in their flavors. The dill pickles are made onsite, fried and served with a chipotle-lime ranch for dipping. They were really rather good and the pickles were nice and crisp and not overly tart like some can be.
The meat and cheese selection consisted of finocchiona salami, sopressa, wild boar sausage. The cheeses were beemster XO, manchego, humbolt fog as well as grilled sourdough, whole grain mustard and a fruit marmalade. We could have made a meal just on this alone. Never having wild boar sausage before, we were all eager to try it and it was wonderful. We could not stop eating it. The humbolt fog cheese was outstanding and our favorite.
We then shared the Slow Roasted Bosc Pear Salad. It consisted of baby arugula, humboldt fog goat cheese, sweet & spicy pecan with a blood orange-sherry vinaigrette dressing. This salad was so light and refreshing and loaded with flavor.
We then tried the Cubano sandwich and the Florida Grouper and Chips. The pork in the Cubano was slow roasted in house and the ham was Nueske Ham baked in house so neither meats were luncheon meats. The Fish and Chips was another favorite of the day. The batter was tempura so it was not heavy and did not over power the delicate taste of the grouper. The fries were made fresh, tartar sauce is house-made and the coleslaw was just like your mother would make.
At the end of each meal, each diner is given a cookie. We had chocolate chip, which we had to take home with us. A very nice touch. We did eat our cookies later and they were just awesome!
They have different desserts daily and today was a Grand Marnier Crème Brulee. Both I and my dining partner have had many a Crème Brulee both in SWFL and around the country and by far this was the best we both have had. We just could not stop eating it. Although we tried, it kept calling us back to it.
The service was impeccable. Our server had the timing of each service down pat, she answered all our questions, was attentive without being intrusive. She was warm and friendly without being too friendly or distant.
Overall this was an excellent experience. If you have not experienced lunch there it is well worth it.
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