What sets Episcopal Retirement Services’ Deupree House apart from other retirement homes in Cincinnati? Lots. But among those of which we’re most proud: the amazing dining options we’re able to offer our residents. Seniors living here don’t just get good nutrition; they also get choice tastes.
With the February 2016 opening of Grille 39 — named after Deupree House’s address, 3939 Erie Ave. — we now offer our residents fresh new choices when it comes to dining. Let’s take a look at how Grille 39 and Episcopal Retirement Services are putting more on the table for senior diners in Cincinnati.
Great meals, casually
As opposed to the formal dining room at Dupree House, where traditional dinner dress is encouraged and tables are bedecked with sparkling white linen, Grille 39 maintains a more casual setting. Residents can get gourmet, quality lunch and dinner entrees — no jacket required.
Instead of planning ahead for dinner in the dining room, Deupree House residents can pop into Grille 39 at will for a tasty bite. The layout of the establishment is open and modern, in that it adheres to the currently popular open-kitchen concept. Diners can watch Grille 39’s chef and cooks prepare their food.
“We are the first [retirement community dining facility] to have the open-kitchen format,” Pete Juszczyk, Deupree House’s Director of Dining Services told Venue magazine in a recent article. “We are like a country club.”
Grille 39’s decor is based in a terra cotta schema that feels at once warm, welcoming and homey. The servers are friendly, responsive and attentive to residents’ needs. Anchovies, for example, are on the menu simply because one long-time resident of Deupree House enjoyed and asked for them.
Chef-prepared meals from an inspired menu
All of Grille 39’s dishes are lovingly hand-made from fresh ingredients. The outlet has its very own executive chef, Sam Gillivan, who makes sure that every farm-to-table ingredient the restaurant uses is healthy, tasty and exciting.
“This man has creativity that I have never seen before,” Juszczyk said of Gillivan.
Most of the dishes on the menu are made-to-order, from salads and sandwiches, to gourmet entrees and pasta dishes, like Grille 39’s special rigatoni with Italian sausage. The eatery has also wowed Deupree House residents with its warm, popping fresh flat bread.
The key to the restaurant’s popularity among residents, besides the informal, fun atmosphere and engaging servers, is a large variety of delicious offerings. The bistro setting has proven to be a boon for residents who know that living well and eating well are intricately intertwined.
Want to experience Grille 39 for yourself?
Come in for a tour of Deupree House. We’ll take you on a tour that will include Grille 39, the more formal dining room and our many other amenities.
In addition to first-rate cuisine, Deupree House residents can work out in our fully-staffed exercise facility, attend movie screenings, parties, special events and interesting lectures in our Event Center, take the grandkids for a dip in the pool and even garden in their very own outdoor plots.
Our residents love to get together and socialize, not only over sandwiches and coffee in Grille 39, but also at our regularly scheduled social events. We also work very hard to put together a monthly calendar of special events — both on and off campus — for our residents to enjoy.
Interested in learning more about how retirement community residents in Cincinnati are getting the most out of their golden years? Schedule a tour at Deupree House and come experience the ERS difference!