Food has the power to elevate one’s quality of life. A simple plate of food can offer nostalgia, comfort, or a new experience. A table surrounded by friends offers camaraderie and laughter. A connection to the land and farmers who cultivated your food offers an added sense of community and responsibility. At The Overlook, you get all of this! As we aspire to exceed resident expectations, we consider each of these aspects of the dining experience. Our culinary services team members provide outstanding food in a beautiful setting with warm and hospitable service. Keep reading to learn more about our exceptional dining program at The Overlook. Farm-to-table dining experiences feed the mind, body and spirit. “When it comes to food, there’s always a story,” says Jeremy Roush, executive chef at The Overlook. “I’m passionate about the quality of food and also how connecting to the origin of food can nurture a community. This nourishment goes far beyond nutrition and diet and feeds the mind, body and spirit.” From the local apple farmers to our in-house brewers, we deliver on our commitment to use natural, sustainable ingredients. Residents celebrate our farm-to-table philosophy because it connects them to the land, to the people, and to the culture around them. It invites them into new narratives and expands their worldview. “Farm-to-table is also a healthier option because we’re eating fresher and reducing processed ingredients,” says Chef Jeremy. If you’re interested in learning more about the farm-to-table journey, explore our delicious dining options today. Choose Bistro Bites or Formal Fare at The Overlook. Whatever mood you’re in, however social you feel like being, and whatever cuisine you’re craving, The Overlook has a dining venue that will suit your needs. For a casual dining experience, residents can visit Tucker’s Cafe, which is an open-kitchen venue with a delicious selection of hot or cold sandwiches, soups, salads, and desserts. The Acacia Restaurant provides residents with a more formal setting. Their menus change seasonally and feature fresh ingredients like local fruits and vegetables. Resident Clubs Contribute to Dining Choices. The Overlook promotes an array of resident hobbies and interests. Among resident interest groups is The Brew Crew and Food for Thought. Food for Thought provides feedback to our culinary team and suggests new menu items. They help us evolve and adapt our dishes to provide the utmost nourishment and delight. The in-house brewers craft drinks to be paired with the kitchen’s fare, adding unique beverages to our offerings. “Allowing residents a central role in our dining program at The Overlook has deepened personal relationships as well as improved our cuisine,” says Chef Jeremy. The Overlook: the next chapter in your story The Overlook’s dining experience is just one example of the numerous ways our Life Plan Community promotes an active and engaged retirement. With resident interests in mind, we host events, plan activities, and support clubs that offer leisure, choice and opportunity. You can attend a musical performance or a lecture at our Performing Arts Center. You can volunteer your time to charitable efforts like Angel Fund, Silver Knitters, or Project Linus. Or you can join an interest group and practice gardening or woodworking. Whether you’re living independently or taking advantage of our continuum of care, the next chapter in your story could begin right here in the picturesque New England countryside. We have everything you need, from spacious floor plans to fitness opportunities to high-quality medical care. To get a better idea of what life would be like at The Overlook, book a tour with us today.