Crab Cake topped with Watermelon:Feta Salad

Crab Cake topped with Watermelon and Feta Salad

Summertime and Virginia Beach. Whether you are a “local” or visitor to Virginia Beach, picking crabs or enjoying a crab cake is a summertime must. Executive Chef Bryan Haines combines two summertime favorites to create a delicious culinary treat – Crab Cakes topped with Watermelon Feta Salad.  Sound delicious? Well, it is! And there are…


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Downsizing Your Life

Sometimes less really is more. A growing number of retirees are discovering the freedom of going small. As soon as Keith and Ann Armistead’s youngest child graduated from high school, they made a trade. At age 54, they relocated from a 3,000-square-foot house with a spacious yard and pool to a much smaller home with…



Pan-Seared Crab Cakes with Fresh Creamed Corn

Provided by Bryan Haines – Executive Chef, Atlantic Shores The signs of summer are definitely evident. Warmer weather, local produce popping up in area farmers markets and — most importantly — blue crab season has begun! We’re seeing soft shell crabs come to market earlier this year. My wife, kids and I patiently wait for…



Braised Lamb Shanks and Wine Pairing

Every month at Atlantic Shores, we do a special wine tasting where residents sample a range of wines introduced by a wine representative, paired with delicious delicacies from our kitchen. The wines are generally from the same region, and sometimes from the same winery. The representative explains everything including the growing region, climate, information about the vintner,…



Atlantic Shores Continues Award-Winning Cuisine Tradition

Chef’s “Nouveau-Senior Cuisine” Impresses Foodie Residents and Area Judges Atlantic Shores Retirement Community in Virginia Beach, Virginia, has extended its reputation as culinary leader in their industry and region with the recent addition of Executive Chef Bryan Haines. In his position, Bryan oversees every culinary aspect of Atlantic Shores’ three on-site restaurants, developing original, delicious…


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Helping Residents Embrace Technology

Atlantic Shores’ technology initiatives were featured in a national story in the March-April issue of LeadingAge Magazine, one of the country’s top trade publications.  An observation by Sara Hamm, vice president of successful aging and health services at Lifespace Communities, sums up a challenge to providers as we approach the 3rd decade of the 21st…



Shrimp & Grits With a Twist

Bryan Haines, our Executive Chef at Atlantic Shores, recently sat down with WHRO and explained why he loves being a chef. He even shared his very own Shrimp & Grits With a Twist recipe. One of the benefits of being a chef or culinary professional is the ability to create recipes, as well as to take…



Atlantic Shores Flounder Rockefeller

Craving something rich, satisfying and unique?  Try our Atlantic Shores Flounder Rockefeller — a dish that transforms fresh flounder, with a creamy Rockefeller sauce, garnished with fried oysters. Here are the easy steps! Ingredients: 12  oysters each one shucked (reserve liquid) 2lbs fresh flounder 4oz butter 4 each bacon slices, diced ¼ cup onions, small diced ¼ cup…