We are so excited to kick off our 25th year! While our Main Lodge Expansion finishes up, we had a party to to celebrate the history and memories since OceanView was completed back in the fall of 1986. When our first residents moved in, there was no online shopping or text messaging, and the average gallon of gas was 89 cents.
Last week, the Hilltop Community Room, Main Lodge Dining Room, Private Dining Room and Gazebo Grille were decorated in a wealth of black, white and silver paper lanterns, shiny silver centerpieces, and black & silver draping to bring a festive atmosphere to our Silver Anniversary! At the before-dinner party, residents enjoyed the Chris Humphrey Big Band Quartet who kept the dance floor full, and others tapping their feet in their seats. A complete open bar, wine, champagne and hot and cold appetizers were served to an appreciative crowd.
Two dinner seatings served a total of 125 residents served with delectable choices of Cabernet-Braised Beef Short Ribs with Horseradish Potatoes, Oven-Poached Halibut with Julienne of Pumpkin, Pistachios & Beurre Blanc , Roasted Half Baby Chicken with Figs & Port Wine. Our amazing chefs also created a light and tasty Pumpkin Pot de Crème with Pecan Praline Crunch (see below for an exclusive recipe!).
During dinner, John Wasileski presented our 25-year residents, Gladys & Myron H. and Evelyn P. with special awards, and recognized our two 23-year residents Louise D. and Barbara T. as well.
Cheers to the next 25 wonderful years at OceanView!