Category: Dining

February 8, 2019

Chinese New Year Tea

On February 5, The Cottages of Carmel hosted a Chinese New Year Tea.  The main dining room and tables were decorated with all the Chinese zodiac signs. A variety of green tea and ginger tea was served along with the traditional black tea.  Chef Abel made Chinese almond cookies and tea scones that were absolutely delicious.  […]

August 20, 2018

Summer Luau

On Saturday August 11, 2018 we celebrated summer here at The Cottages of Carmel with our annual Luau. The Bixby and Stillwater dining room were decorated in a village Hawaiian theme. Our residents wore their Hawaiian shirts and island colors. The Ukulele Songbirds performed for us while we dined on Kahlua Pork Sliders and Luau Pineapple Cole […]

June 18, 2018

Mad Hatter Tea

On June 14th, residents of The Cottages of Carmel had their monthly themed tea. This month was the "Mad Hatter Tea". Tables were decorated with Alice In Wonderland flare. Large playing cards were used for place mats and decoration on the walls. Vintage tea pots, cups and saucers decorated each table with a touch of elegance. Ladies wore crazy different […]

May 22, 2018

Mother’s Day Tea

Mother's Day Tea was held on May 10th. The tables were decorated with balloons, vintage Victorian tea cups, tea pots and fans to set the mood. There was a variety of teas to choose from. There were blueberry scones, jam-filled shortbread cookies and Chef Abel's to die for lemon bars! The Cottages have decided to make the lemon bar […]

May 21, 2018

Nutritious and Delicious: The Cottages of Carmel is Cooking up Something Good

An article was recently published in The Carmel Pine Cone for their Healthy Lifestyles Issue March/April 2018. To read the full article, please click here (pages 28 & 29). Chef Abel Guzman calls his role as Dining Services Director at The Cottages of Carmel a privilege, as he loves showing his care for the residents through […]

February 26, 2018

Valentine’s Cottage Style

Here at The Cottages of Carmel we started Valentine's celebrations early. Our residents helped make heart candy grams which were then sold to benefit our Watermark for Kids fund. On February 8th, Stillwater residents toured Lula's chocolate factory in Ryan Ranch. We also sampled the candies and did some shopping. Our Inn residents went shopping at Lula's store in […]

June 27, 2017

Staff Appreciation BBQ

It was a gorgeous day in Carmel. You couldn't ask for better weather for our Staff Appreciation BBQ. Managers set up the Bixby Patio with buffet tables and colorful balloons all in appreciation for our Associates who work hard and diligently to make The Cottages of Carmel a great place for our residents to live. Managers served […]

April 24, 2017

April in Paris Dinner

The anticipation of the "April in Paris" dinner finally arrived with the main dining room decorated with French décor. Dining staff were dressed with berets and songs from France were performed by Nick Williams. The dinner menu was exquisite. For starters, they had French Onion Soup, Salade Russe(Classic Potato and Beet Salad in a Lemon Dressing), Coq Au Vin […]

July 20, 2016

Flourishing Garden

The vegetable garden at The Cottages of Carmel is ready for the picking. The Chef has used the leeks and celery for the soups. The herb garden has been used daily. The spinach and butter leaf lettuce is ready to be picked. We are still waiting on the carrots and the tomatoes. Great job to all the […]

July 14, 2014

Cranberry Nut Bread

Ingredients: 1 egg well beaten 1 cup milk 2 Tbsp butter melted 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp salt 4 tsp baking powder 2 cups cranberries 1/2 cup pecans 1 tsp vanilla Cooking Directions: Mix the egg with milk and butter. Sift together the flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, salt, and […]