Get a taste of life at Atlantic Shores, the region’s only retirement destination with an award-winning culinary team. Our creative, skilled chefs are constantly crafting new recipes for our residents.
Atlantic Shores’ Savory Tomato Bread PuddingIt's the season to take advantage of fresh tomatoes and herbs. Both are the stars of Chef Kyle's Savory Tomato Bread Pudding, an easy casserole that tastes like a gooey grilled cheese sandwich dipped in a warm bowl of steamy tomato soup.Atlantic Shores’ Taste of Summer SaladSummer is all about simple pleasures. Enjoy this simply delicious, fresh recipe from our Chef Kyle.Atlantic Shores’ Salmon Pasta RollsWe love Summer, and being by a body of water is ideal! No one likes to be in the kitchen all the time, so quick, easy recipes are perfect for this time of year. After enjoying a day out in the beautiful weather, whip up and enjoy this delicious dish! Our Chef Kyle Pafford uses fresh local spinach for this simple and light recipe, which goes great with a nice glass of Chardonnay.Atlantic Shores’ Father’s Day Pumpkin BreadHappy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there! Our Executive Chef Kyle Pafford would like to celebrate this special holiday by sharing a recipe handed down to him from his dad. Enjoy this recipe and make a batch with your dad -- and create lasting memories with your loved ones and family.Atlantic Shores’ Farro SaladFarro is a very versatile grain and the centerpiece of this favorite seasonal salad from our Executive Chef Kyle Pafford. Bring it to your next BBQ, and you’ll be a hit!Atlantic Shores’ Spring SaladFresh Corn Salad with Feta Cheese Spring has sprung! This is one of my favorite spring salads as the season starts turning green. I fondly remember my time working on a farm, where I was their cheese maker. When corn was in season, this would be my go-to salad on my lunch break. It is so simple, and jammed packed with flavor. It’s also a diverse salad that you change up with different fresh vegetables as the seasons change. For example, I have used thinly sliced Tuscan Kale, and changed out the dill for fresh Tarragon. The options are limitless, go out and be creative -- play with your food!!
Recipe provided by: Kyle Pafford Executive Chef Atlantic Shores Retirement CommunityCheese Ravioli with Tomato Sauce, Spinach, Pine Nut & ParmesanThis pasta dish is a family favorite – simple to prepare, but delicious and full of flavor. I always enjoy fortifying an ingredient and making it my own. When creating the tomato sauce, I used Pinot Noir. Have fun experimenting with your own favorite red wine, and enjoy a glass while preparing it! This recipe is very easy to adapt to create a whole new dish. Switch up the flavoring by changing the sauce to a pesto, or the cheese with ricotta. Be creative -- go and play with your food!Atlantic Shores’ Deceptively Decadent Fudge BrowniesIf you're in search of a sweet Valentine’s Day treat that won't ruin your New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier, look no further! Our new Executive Chef, Kyle Pafford, has a deceptively delicious high fiber recipe. The secret ingredient -- black beans! Recipe provided by: Kyle Pafford Executive Chef Atlantic Shores Retirement CommunityAward-Winning Mulligatawny SoupWinter’s chilliest month is the perfect time for comfort food! There’s nothing better than flavorfully rich, warm and satisfying soups to stave off the cold. Our culinary team serves up a variety of freshly prepared soups and stews over the winter. One of our most popular is our delicious Mulligatawny Soup, which was awarded the coveted “People’s Choice Award” at the 2017 Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art’s House of Blues, Brews & Stews competition. Whip up a batch, settle in, and enjoy! Recipe provided by: Eric Doarnberger Food & Beverage Director Atlantic Shores Retirement CommunityArugula Apple Salad with Seared Scallops and Pomegranate VinaigretteWith the fall season approaching, chefs are left with finding ways to approach menus using the freshest available ingredients, while keeping light and tasty in mind. I recently did a wine tasting at Atlantic Shores using the following recipe as a first course. It combines fresh scallops with a light arugula salad tossed with fennel, green apples and pomegranate vinaigrette.