Category: Dining

May 1, 2019

Fresh Poolside Dinner

On Wednesday, April 24th The Fountains held it's last Farm To Table Dinner of the season. The day started off at 10:00am with a trip to the nearby, Phillippi Farmhouse Market to gather fresh ingredients. Chef Cesar, Chef Paul and Chef Garret met the residents at the market and then together they started brainstorming some creative meal […]

March 4, 2019

Farm to Table

We welcomed spring with our traditional Farm to Table event. After shopping most of the morning away at the Philippi Creek Farmer’s Market, Chef Paul and Chef Cesare began prepping the Oriental inspired menu for the evening. As the residents began to fill the tables on the pool deck, the appetizer was presented to them. Placed on […]

October 3, 2018

Yom Kippur Resident Tradition

On September 19th, Sarasota residents were celebrating Yom Kippur – the day of atonement after the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. On this holiday, Jews ask God for forgiveness of their sins. It is also typical to fast from sundown to sundown the next day. On the evening of September 19th, a break-fast meal is […]

August 30, 2018

Arabian Nights at The Inn!

We hosted another wonderful family night at The Inn on Thursday, August 23rd. We invited family and residents to our Arabian Nights event where we traveled through the Arabic culture with food, decor, henna tattoos and educational events earlier in the day. The evening started in the lobby with a beautiful spread of olive tapenade, […]

May 18, 2018

Brunch on the Beach

On May 10th we were finally able to have our Brunch on the Beach. It was a lovely, sunny morning fit for a perfect beach outing. In the past we have visited Turtle Beach Pavilion, but this year we were able to utilize the beautiful outdoor space provided by Mr. and Mrs. Grubb's Cabana. The […]

March 26, 2018

Sipping on Spirits: Vodka

We hosted another magnificent Watermark University class on Wednesday, March 21st at 3:00pm called Sipping on Spirits. This class discussed a spirit that many are aware of, Vodka! Chef Bryan Allen was able to give us the history of vodka and different types to choose from. He also gave us a description of what it […]

February 9, 2018

Sipping on Spirits with Paul

Do you have any idea how bourbon is made? Our residents that attended the Sipping on Spirits with Paul presentation now do! A group of twenty residents were able to experience the crisp, smooth taste of Knob Creek Bourbon and hear the history of bourbon as well. Chef Paul allowed everyone that attended to sample this […]

January 30, 2018

Chef Surprise!

Residents were able to enjoy a tasty treat during dinner on Thursday, January 25th. The dining team prepared a delicious Shrimp & Scallop Ceviche. The cooked shrimp and scallops were marinated in a fresh lime broth and tomatoes, cilantro and avocado were added to complete the dish. The appetizer was garnished with crunchy tortilla chips. This was […]

November 8, 2017

Thrive Dining on SNN News!

Recently we were able to showcase our Thrive Dining experience. SNN News visited our property to review and broadcast the benefits this dining program has to offer. Our very own Executive Director, Peggy Beasley, and Director of Dining Services, Paul Ebaugh, were able to discuss the process and benefits of Thrive Dining for the resident community […]

October 12, 2017

Farm to Table Dining

We welcomed fall with our first Farm to Table event of the season. After shopping most of the morning away at the Philippi Creek Farmer's Market, Chef Paul and his staff began prepping the Thai inspired menu for the evening. As the residents began to fill the tables on the pool deck, the appetizer was presented […]

October 9, 2017

Oktoberfest Celebration!

Happy Oktoberfest from The Fountains! On October 4th, our residents at The Inn and Town Center neighborhoods were able to enjoy the best of this German experience. During Happy Hour, our residents indulged in pretzels with a beer cheese dip, puff pastry wrapped sausage with a cheese and mustard dipping sauce and a variety of German […]

September 21, 2017

Titanic Tribute Dinner

We were able to take a culinary adventure aboard the Fountains Titanic Tribute Dinner. Dining Services was able to take us through a Titanic inspired menu during this dinner. The residents taste buds were tingling with all of the amazing courses that were presented. The course included a chilled asparagus salad, roasted duck breast and […]

August 25, 2017

Chef’s S’mores Tart Surprise

Surprise: an unexpected or astonishing event, fact, or thing. The residents were in fact astonished Thursday night when Chef Paul did a Chef surprise! The treat he served was a S'mores Tart. He started with a graham cracker crust, filled with Godiva chocolate mousse. Chef Paul finished this delicious, sweet treat with a marshmallow topping that […]

August 21, 2017

Kitchen Tour

Our very own Chef Paul brought back the Kitchen Tours to this month's menu! This experience gives our residents a first hand look into where the delectable creations are prepared and served at each meal. Chef Paul offers this interactive tour for those that have questions about how things are prepared, where they are prepared […]

July 25, 2017

Caribbean Family Night

Another outstanding Family Night at The Inn. We gathered in the lobby at 4:00pm along with family and friends to enjoy the tropical atmosphere including Caribbean music with a steel drum player. Everyone was greeted at the entrance with leis and flowers. Photographs by Lisa were taken in front of a Caribbean themed back drop and with photo props. Caribbean infused […]

July 6, 2017

4th of July Poolside BBQ

All of our Town Center residents joined in celebrating the 4th of July at our Poolside BBQ. The scrumptious menu started with shrimp ceviche, spring mixed salad and fruit salad. We continued the feast with an array of hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ chicken drumsticks, mac & cheese and confetti corn. The BBQ was topped off with a […]

June 20, 2017

Chef Surprise!

On June 8th, Chef Bryan Allen and Chef Paul Ebaugh surprised our Town Center residents with a special appetizer. Our residents mouths were watering once Chef Paul introduced the unexpected addition to the evenings menu. Decorating the plate was a delicately placed Foie Gras Pate (Goose Liver Pate) with two, crisp Toast Points, a dollop of Caviar, fresh […]

April 27, 2017

Dinner at the Beach

It's that time of the year again where the whether is perfect for dining out! We enjoy keeping our residents happy and will do whatever it takes to keep a smile on their faces. Imagine the sun setting with a lovely breeze while enjoying a three-course meal that includes Caribbean Salad as the starter, Island Surf […]

January 31, 2017

Lake Pointe Woods Chili Cook-Off

There is no better way to keep warm on a cold afternoon than with chili. Today we had our Annual Chili Cook-Off by the pool. Participating in the event were the following departments: Administration, Marketing, Dining, Nursing and Community Life (Town Center and The Inn), and residents were the judges. Ballots were handed out with instructions on the voting. One sample was handed out […]

October 26, 2016

Lobster Fest

How can we entertain and spoil our residents even more?? How about inviting them to a lovely five course meal that would have them talking about it for weeks?! I believe that is exactly what we did! We prepared for our wonderful residents a night that they will always remember. We started the evening off with happy hour […]

October 7, 2016

Oktoberfest Celebration!

This year we surprised our residents with a wonderful dinner for Oktoberfest! We served them all of the German favorites including Wiener Schnitzel, Brautwurst, Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon, Buttered Spatzle, Braised Red Cabbage and Sautéed Spinach. For dessert they indulged in Black Forest Cake and Fruits of the Forest Pie. We also provided them with live music by an accordion […]

September 6, 2016

Executive Sous Chef Garrett Pristley Competes in First Annual Best of the Best ALF Competition

 Our very talented Executive Sous Chef Garrett Pristley was selected to compete in the First Annual Best of the Best ALF (Assisted Living Facilities). His famous Banana Foster Cream Puff won everyone over. They were absolutely DELICIOUS!  Even though he did not take home the prize, the experience was priceless and he enjoyed creating such a mouth watering […]

February 2, 2016

Farm-to-Table Dinner

Residents enjoyed a tour of Gamble Creek Farm, a certified organic and hydroponic farm in Parrish, FL, followed by an al fresco Farm-to-Table Dinner. To start, the residents were served salads prepared with organic Mizuna, Mixed Greens and Pomegranate, all harvested that day. The main course featured roast suckling Pig and Chicken, with Cabbage harvested to prepare Cole Slaw, and tender Collard […]

December 29, 2015

Catch a Rising “Chef”

Meet Kiara Reed, Caregiver and Rising Chef. Kiara loves to bake in her spare time. Today, she prepared a Red Velvet Cheesecake. Step-by-step, Kiara explained the process as she combined the ingredients before mixing them. Once the cake went in the oven, the room was quiet. Excited residents waited patiently for a taste of the delicious red velvet […]

November 30, 2015

Sunset Dinner

Town Center residents had a wonderful evening at Turtle Beach with music and dancing, an unforgettable dinner, and a stunning sunset. Dining Services prepared a four-course meal which featured shrimp cocktail, beach-side caesar salad, grilled tri-trip steak served with grilled sweet potato and asparagus. Residents toasted marshmallows for s'mores for dessert!

November 23, 2015

Sunset Dinner

We love to see smiles on our residents faces and everyday we are coming up with new ways to keep those smiles. That's why we came up with the concept of taking our residents out to Turtle Beach and having a lovely dinner right by the water during sunset. We also make sure that they have […]

November 23, 2015

Flim Flam

Flim Flam is a play our residents put together all by themselves. We appreciate and are honored to have such dedicated and talented people in our community! So what's the best way to show it? By doing what we do best, throwing them a wonderful party!. We strive to make sure after each meal our residents leave […]

November 12, 2015

Cafe del Sol!

We love showing everyone in and out of our community what goes on in Dining Services! We always have an alternative for our residents whether it is fine dining or 5-star restaurant style dining. In our Café, we aren't just open for lunch, we are also are open for dinner! We offer wine, fresh bread and Chef […]

November 11, 2015

Town Center Farm-to-Table Dinner

The two day Farm-to-Table event began with a resident trip to Phillippi Farmhouse Market, Sarasota's only farmers market that requires its vendors to be growers. The residents selected fresh-caught fish, fruits, vegetables, herbs, artisan bread and more! The following evening, dining services presented a pool-side cooking demonstration using the ingredients selected at the farmers market. Nutritional information was provided by Town […]

October 16, 2015

Oktoberfest Family Night

Fun, fun, fun! Residents and family members gathered poolside for our Oktoberfest Famiy Night. Live music by accordionist Frank Padula made the Oktoberfest a delight. There were smiles everywhere. Our culinary team created the perfect menu for this event. An assortment of German beer, pretzels and mustard, bratwursts and sauerkraut, in addition to German chocolate cake were some of the items on the menu. The Fountains staff, […]

April 30, 2015

Poolside Dinner!

What's better than having some wine and plenty of food choices while enjoying the sun and view poolside? We love sharing the beautiful weather with our residents while presenting them with a lovely dinner where we offer them multiple stations of wonderful food selections.

June 5, 2014

Battle of the Chefs

Every night this week, from June 2nd – June 6th, we have had a team of chefs battle it out for the glory of being named Best Chef. 11 total associates all working in dining services at The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods have been broken up into teams of two (with one team of […]