The most recent “Inside the Outlook” installment of the lifestyle series, held on July 12, in Historic Downtown Plano, was a huge success, hosted especially for The Outlook at Windhaven (OAW) VIPs. The event focused on all things culinary and was attended by a crowd of 115 VIPs, showcasing the community’s peaked interest in their future home. Ke’o Velasquez, Forefront Living’s (FL) Corporate Director of Operations, delivered an insightful presentation entitled “A Taste of The Outlook,” featuring a delicious dive into the future OAW culinary program as well as a comprehensive overview of FL’s commitment to service of excellence in hospitality.
During the lunchtime event, Ke’o highlighted the importance of creating memorable resident experiences as opposed to merely providing good customer service. He illustrated the concept of these types of experiences by sharing some of the innovative culinary offerings currently available at Presbyterian Village North, OAW’s sister community. These include interactive kitchen tours, culinary educational demonstrations, monthly ladies and men’s specialty dinners, a kids menu featuring delicious and child-friendly fare, festive holiday celebrations and in-house catering offerings for special occasions. Throughout the presentation, Ke’o emphasized that VIPs could look forward to similar exciting resident offerings at OAW.
A mouth-watering small plates menu was crafted by the talented PVN Culinary team who also paired specialty cocktails and spirits for VIPs to experience an enhanced tasting representative of OAW’s future Bistro, Wine Bar and Main Dining Room. The gourmet and diverse menu included four sweet and savory stations featuring vegetarian, gluten-free and traditional bites, ensuring there was something for everyone to enjoy! Read below for the detailed menu itemization.
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Station 1: Wine Bar Concept
Salmon Pops with Lemon Twists and Citrus Dill Mignonette Sauce GF
Roasted White Grape and Herbed Goat Cheese Crostini VEG
Pairing ~ Chenin Blanc Wine
Station 2: Café Concept
Mini Chicken Club Slider
BBQ Jackfruit Slider VEG
Pairing ~ Local Buzz Golden Ale
Station 3: Steakhouse Style IL Dining Concept
Beef Wellington Canape and Horseradish Crema
Dive-Free Scallops and Sunchoke Pea Puree VEG/GF
Pairing ~ Classic Mint Julep
Station 4: Dessert Station
Strawberry & Raspberry Tart
Rainbow Macaroons GF
White Chocolate Mousse and Lemon Curd Parfaits VEG/GF
Pairing ~ Lemon Drop Martini