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The Latitude Bar & Chill restaurants within Latitude Margaritaville communities are popular gathering places where everybody knows your name and every day is a celebration . A colorful teal and tangerine exterior and palm tree lined entrance beckons fun-loving diners to enter and enjoy ! With indoor / outdoor seating , open air Changes in Attitude Bar for poolside service , and live music daily , who could resist ?

This dynamic dining and entertainment environment is intended to live and breathe like a popular street side restaurant but the great news for Latitude Margaritaville residents is it ’ s located in the vibrant Latitude Town Square . The Bar & Chill is available exclusively to residents , their guests , and future homeowners touring the community with a New Home Sales Professional . Latitude Bar & Chill offerings are presented at an affordable price point that allows residents to come back over and over — and they do !

LATITUDE BAR & CHILL MENU DESIGN IS A CREATIVE TEAM EFFORT It gets even better ! Latitude Margaritaville residents have a big say in developing the restaurant ’ s appealing menus . According to Vice President of

Community Hospitality and Lifestyle , Scott Gambone , “ A unique ingredient of our menu design is that we periodically issue a menu survey to all residents , asking them questions like what they like to eat and drink and special qualities about their favorite restaurants . We then review the surveys and sit with the executive chef and Margaritaville culinary team to develop menus that are on brand with the Margaritaville lifestyle . The residents and chefs drive the menu based on continual resident feedback and survey responses .”

The next steps in menu design are to incorporate the chef ’ s vision , test recipes , taste items , and set the menu . Then there are multiple menu tastings . Sometimes the same dish is tested numerous times to perfect the recipe . When the items are perfected to the team ’ s liking , final recipe cards are created , and the chef practices preparing the dishes . A final tasting by leadership takes place before the items are offered to guests . The next step is to train the staff members who also taste every dish so that they can describe menu selections to diners .