By Laura Perdew
Forget the image of senior dining featuring boring buffets, institutional décor and tranquil mood music. At Morningside of Fullerton, a continuing care retirement community, pizza ovens, smoothies, a wine room, and a casual bar and lounge will be the order of the day after a major renovation is completed this summer.
Morningside, 327 independent living residences located at 800 Morningside Dr. in Fullerton, recently launched an extensive renovation of its clubhouse dining facilities. The 13,500-square-foot dining and kitchen area, which encompasses the entire downstairs space of the community’s clubhouse, will be totally re-imagined as part of a national trend toward cozier, more casual dining for seniors.
The new dining facilities will include:
- an expanded “Pacific Lounge” featuring a brick-oven pizzeria, casual wine bar, TV screens and chefs cooking in an open kitchen concept;
- the “Napa Room” offering themed private dining in a wine cellar décor for a cozier experience, catering to smaller luncheons and dinner parties; and
- a “Grab-N-Go Café” where residents can place specialty food orders for custom-built sandwiches, salads and smoothies as well as desserts, snacks, soups, coffees, beverages and take-away meals.
Morningside will continue to offer formal and informal dining options where residents can receive table service and order off menus that change …read more
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce