Our Culinary Experience - Atlantic Shores Retirement Community
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Culinary Experience

Taste the Good Life

When you retire, we know you’re looking for a taste of the good life, in more ways than one!

Whether based on traditions from your own kitchen, or favorite dishes at restaurants around the world, you deserve inventive, quality cuisine as part of your dining experience. At Atlantic Shores, we’ve responded with a fresh range of culinary offerings, inventive chefs and unique dining services to create a whole new dining experience.

With three dining outlets, 25 trained chefs, and a staff of 100 food and beverage professionals that create high-quality dishes for daily meals and on-site catered events, culinary trends in the restaurant world are mirrored at Atlantic Shores.

Just like fine dining restaurants, we’re known for our signature dishes, like Honey Crusted Chicken, Slow Roasted Pot-Roast, and Oysters Rockefeller.

We also tempt with unique specialty dishes, including: Lobster and Tarragon Bisque with Aged Sherry Foam; Boursin-Crusted Filet Mignon with Fire Roasted Prawns and Andoulle; Honey Lacquered Salmon with Asian Citrus Slaw and Wasabi-scented Rice; and Braised Duck Breast with Fresh Asparagus and Candied Sweet Potato in a Kirshwasser/Cherry Reduction.

Pride is taken using superior fresh ingredients, creating weekly Chef’s specials along side of traditional favorites and a robust bar and wine menu.

Gluten-free, sugar-free and vegetarian items are offered for all types of dietary needs and tastes. Even heart healthy dishes take on a delicious spin, with entrees like Gnocchi with Chard and White Beans, Quinoa Risotto with Arugula and Parmesan, and Chicken Cutlets with Grape-Shallot Sauce.

In addition to dining room service, meals are also prepared for take-out and in-room delivery. Even private chef services are available to you! And our friendly servers and staff get to know you by name and know your favorite menu selections and cocktails.

Think celebrity chefs only prepare for famous clients and appear on The Food Network? With a following of loyal fans, culinary awards, and regular appearances to showcase his cuisine on NBC-TV The Hampton Roads Show, Atlantic Shores Executive Chef turned Food and Beverage Director Eric Doarnberger has chosen to leave the world of upscale restaurants and flagship resorts to express his creativity daily for Atlantic Shores’ foodie community.

Working alongside Executive Chef Kyle, the true test of their amazing cuisine is putting it up in competition against acclaimed regional restaurants, and winning! Atlantic Shores is the only retirement destination in the Tidewater Virginia area with an award-winning culinary team. Recently we’ve been awarded the People’s Choice and Chef’s Choice awards at the March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Event, where our dishes were selected for technique and artistry most appreciated by other culinary professionals.

“Top-notch dining was one of the things we were looking for in selecting a retirement community. After only a few visits to Atlantic Shores, we were immediately impressed with the inventive dishes, incredible flavors and wide selection, served to us just like in a high-end restaurant. No need to try to stay ahead of the latest food trends on our own — they do it for us!”

– Elaine Mooney, Atlantic Shores resident