How The Grill Room at HarborChase is Disrupting Senior Living Dining ExperiencesPosted By HarborChase on January 15, 2022
When people think of senior living communities, they don’t automatically think of fine dining. Likewise, they may not believe that dining options at senior living communities are destination venues. At HarborChase Senior Living, we are committed to busting these stereotypes about senior living dining experiences and changing the game in the industry.
Here, we not only emphasize nutritious foods that meet the dietary needs of seniors, but we also put special focus on the dining experience. With multiple dining options and venues, our senior living communities offer residents and their families the opportunity to get a taste of HarborChase in whatever cuisine or setting they prefer.
One of our dining venues, The Grill Room, is an upscale dining restaurant within many of our communities. The Grill Room offers exceptional service and a personalized experience unique to each community.
We’re taking a closer look inside the vision behind The Grill Room and how it’s disrupting the norm when it comes to senior living dining.
Elevated Dining at The Grill Room
The Grill Room is an intimate dining experience open every Friday and Saturday evening at select communities. The atmosphere at The Grill Room is different for every community, paying tribute to the surrounding area and the local community. For example, the restaurants in our Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington, Florida, communities feature coastal colors and décor. On the other hand, the Grill Room at HarborChase of Shorewood, Wisconsin, incorporates elements from a famous barbecue restaurant that was previously on the same property, creating a warm and nostalgic atmosphere.
Like other upscale restaurants, The Grill Room offers exceptional and attentive service partnered with multiple courses of remarkable dishes. However, The Grill Room differs from other fine-dining establishments. HarborChase Vice President of Hospitality, Christopher Thompson shared,
“In addition to the exceptional quality of food and personalized service, The Grill Room offers a more intimate experience than most upscale steakhouses. With a maximum seating of 16, the Executive Chef and his or her sous chef and servers provide a private experience, including demonstrations and details about the menu.”
Unique, Chef-Prepared Menus
Every weekend, guests can expect four to five courses with each seating, with wine pairings for each course available. According to Thompson, “each Director of Hospitality is a professionally trained chef. The chefs create their menus based on local selections and tastes and their own talents and experiences. As a result, each chef brings a unique style to his or her kitchen and The Grill Room.”
While each menu is specially curated to include local and seasonal ingredients, all Grill Room menus have a standard “Land, Air, and Sea” theme—whereas the main course features an option from each category. Here are two samples menus from The Grill Rooms at HarborChase of WIldwood in Florida and HarborChase of Cordova in Tennessee:
HarborChase Farm-to-Table Philosophy
At HarborChase, we believe in using fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Many of The Grill Room locations even use ingredients sourced from their own properties. For example, some of our communities have gardens for growing herbs. HarborChase of Mandarin even has a working chicken coop on the property, along with herb gardens and producing citrus trees.
Celebrations at The Grill Room
Since The Grill Room restaurants are located inside our communities, residents don’t have to worry about transportation, exposure to crowds, or being far away from home. As every Grill Room can accommodate up to 16 people during each weekend meal, residents are encouraged to dine with their family and friends for special occasions or just an elegant night out! Thompson says, “Special holiday and event menus are also planned accordingly. Holidays with families are especially grand at The Grill Room.”
The Grill Room is also proudly accessible to those with special needs who may live in our communities.
Experience Upscale Dining and World-Class Hospitality at The Grill Room
HarborChase is more than a senior living company; we are a hospitality company, and exceptional hospitality is paramount to differentiating our restaurants and venues from others. The Grill Room at HarborChase Senior Living creates an unforgettable dining experience for residents, family, and friends, offering curated meals in a formal, upscale atmosphere. As Chef Danny from The Grill Room in Wildwood, Florida, said, “Guests remember the service long after their meal is enjoyed.”
The Grill Room is available in several of our senior living communities throughout the United States. It is open every Friday and Saturday evening and seats up to 16 reservation-only guests. To learn more about The Grill Room and our other dining options at HarborChase, visit our website!