LeadingAge New York Adviser Fall 2015 Vol. 1 - Page 38

Celebration of Taste: The Foodie Tour A cres of farmland and award-winning vineyards make the East End of Long Island a culinary delight. Peconic Landing, located between grapevines and golfing greens in Greenport, is a Lifecare Community where members benefit from farm-fresh offerings and locally produced products. In celebration of nearby natural resources, our marketing team has created the “Peconic Landing Foodie Tour,” an event designed to give potential members a taste of its distinctive location and dining experience. “Potential members get the opportunity to enjoy everything from our homemade soups and delicious pasta, to fresh seafood and local produce,” said Laurelle Cassone, Peconic’s director of sales and marketing. “For some clients, the dining experience is the most important component in choosing a senior community and this event gives us a chance to put our expertise on display.” The event is designed after the Taste New York Culinary Tour, a state-wide celebration of flavors that pairs the region’s leading chefs with fresh produce grown by New York’s agriculture experts. Here at Peconic Landing, our culinary team rolls up their sleeves to prepare a taste of more than 30 different menu items, including crowd favorites among our current members. Peconic Landing’s “foodie” expert, William Bjornholm, director of dining services, works closely with our resident culinary committee to create the menu, which changes regularly to offer new and exciting options. “We have a lot of variety on our menu, and this event gives us the opportunity to showcase that,” said Bjornholm. Walking into Peconic Landing’s auditorium, guests are greeted with a glass of wine, an inspired cocktail, or even a local lavender-infused lemonade and are invited to enjoy table upon table of bite-sized food options. Members of Peconic Landing’s culinary team and members of the culin '