Tantalizing Tuscan pasta. Spicy Jamaican entrees. Creamy Irish coffee. These aren't just the dishes you can find on the menu at your favorite restaurant -- Claremont Manor residents enjoy decadent meals like this every day in an atmosphere that brings the ambiance of a fine establishment to the community's dining room.
Claremont Manor's Executive Chef David Diaz knows how important a unique, well-prepared meal is for residents. From nights dedicated to different cuisines to cooking demos, David turns breakfast, lunch or dinner into a chance for residents to experience a culinary delight.
"Dining has always been a social experience for residents,” said David, who started his career as a teacher before receiving culinary training at Cordon Bleu in Pasadena. “Enjoying a meal together is one of the best ways to engage with each other.” Laughter, good conversation and thoughtful toasts are equally important. Each of these moments makes up the ambiance of Claremont Manor's dining room.
After working at a high-end establishment in San Diego, he decided to bring his culinary skills and fine dining techniques to Claremont Manor. For variety, David and his team dedicate one night of the week to a certain cuisine so residents can relish new experiences like savory Italian dishes and the rich, spicy sauces of traditional Jamaican cuisine. "I want to tantalize residents' taste buds and give them the chance to try something new,” David said.
Claremont Manor’s dining experience fits perfectly with the community’s eclectic culture and surroundings. With a style all its own, Claremont Manor features both stately brick buildings and contemporary cottages, all surrounded by mature trees and colorful gardens and just minutes away from the arts and culture of Claremont Village. It’s not just the trees and flowers that bloom at Claremont Manor. Our residents find new ways to shine, grow and flourish every day with a host of educational, recreational and well-being opportunities.