When deciding whether to move into a care home there are many factors to consider, we all have different priorities, likes and dislikes, and wants and needs. For some an outdoor space is imperative, for others it’s the facilities such as the hairdressing salon and the cinema. For many of us it was the food that was top of the list. It’s tricky to get your head around the thought of never cooking for yourself again, having to have what is offered rather than what you fancy.
At Overstone they have thought of this and are very flexible with the menu. Firstly, the chef consults us when creating the menu to ensure that our favourite dishes are included and then they make sure that there are alternatives on offer for those days when we might fancy something a little lighter.
The food is of a good standard here, there are never any complaints but there are times when we fancy something a little different, something a little bit naughty and the team here cater for those nights too.
This week we were treated to dinner in a Chinese restaurant, a pop up, that popped up in our dining room. It was wonderful.
Many of us love our Chinese takeaways but this week the team took it to the next level. The room was decorated beautifully, and the food was amazing, we even had fortune cookies.
It’s great that the kitchen team here are so creative, food is such a big part of our lives, it’s so much more than sustenance, and we are very fortunate that Overstone House understand this.