Crane’s Mill Blog: Dinner

Thanksgiving Photos – 2015

Our residents enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings! Here are some photos from the big day. We hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday too! …Read More »


What’s for Dinner in the Candleberry Dining Room? Check out this recent menu from our retirement community’s main dining venue.

Curious about dinner in the Candleberry Dining Room? It’s offered 7 nights a week from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Our residents can use their flexible meal plan to enjoy this restaurant-style dining experience every single night, but also have the freedom to choose to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner in the Heartwood Cafe. In the Candleberry, things are a bit more formal. Residents tend to dress for dinner as they would in a nice restaurant or on a cruise ship. There is a host or hostess at the door, and residents (and their family members) enjoy a fine dining experience …Read More »


What’s for Dinner in the Candleberry Dining Room?

Here is a look at tonight’s Crane’s Mill dinner menu. The Candleberry Dining Room offers Crane’s Mill residents an array of menu options each and every night. Served in a restaurant-style atmosphere, complete with a host and wait staff, the Candleberry’s signature mix of featured entrees and a set menu is designed to satisfy even the selective palettes. Here is a look at the menu for Wednesday, April 9, 2014: Chicken Orzo Soup Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese Shrimp Scampi Chili Almond Crumb Chicken Fresh Vegetable Medley Cut Corn White Rice Angel Hair Pasta Cornbread Lemon Layer Cake …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Retirement Community Hosted Fall Cooking Demo

Northern New Jersey’s premier senior living community provided a step-by-step taste of a delicious assortment of autumn-inspired dishes. Gourmet food at a retirement community … at Crane’s Mill, that’s not marketing-speak—it’s par for the course. Executive Chef Peter Day crafts, and continuously reinvents, mouth-watering menus for Crane’s Mill residents on a daily basis. Today, residents and guests got a taste of Thanksgiving, with modern takes on appetizers, side dishes and dessert, along with a main course served to provide a great new way to use those leftovers. Chef Peter took center stage for a television-style cooking show, complete with a …Read More »


Soup’s on! Twice a day, in fact!

Crane’s Mill residents, staff and guests LOVE the delicious, homemade soup options available at the Heartwood Cafe and Candleberry Dining Room. Autumn is one of our favorite seasons. There’s an array of colors on, and falling from, the trees, the kids are preparing to trick or treat, and there’s a slight chill to the air. There are few things we love more on a cool fall afternoon than a delicious bowl of homemade soup. To satiate our need for a delicious way to warm up, Crane’s Mill offers one delicious homemade soup at lunch, and another at dinner, every day …Read More »


What’s for Dinner Tonight at the Candleberry Dining Room—May 8, 2013

Crane’s Mill residents looking for a great meal with friends need not look any further than Towne Square’s Candleberry Dining Room A delicious five-course meal at the Candleberry Dining Room is an always-popular choice for residents’ flexible meal plan. Served restaurant-style, complete with servers, hosts and a team of chefs, dinner at the Candleberry is all about options. Residents have the choice of an array of entrees that are always on the menu, along with the day’s specials. Below is a look at today’s specials—what would you choose if you were a Crane’s Mill resident? Let us know by calling …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Residents Enjoy Active, Healthy Days with Friends While Northern New Jersey Faces Coldspell

While the Northeast copes with lows in the teens, Crane’s Mill residents enjoy highs with friends. As late January rears it’s ugly head here in Northern New Jersey, our residents’ social lives are heating up! They are staying active, healthy and engaged with one another and the friendly staff here at Crane’s Mill. This morning, our Activities Director lead a fun morning exercise class in Hinman Hall. Located in Towne Square, Hinman Hall is a short, indoor walk from every Crane’s Mill apartment, so it’s no wonder that the class was very well-attended. At 10:30, one of our friendly drivers …Read More »


What’s for Dinner in The Candleberry Dining Room?

Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, N.J. offers residents the advantage of a flexible meal plan, allowing them to eat what, when and where they wish. One popular option is the Candleberry Dining Room, the community’s go-to spot for formal dining every night. Each resident’s flexible meal plan allows enough each month to enjoy a 5-course meal at the Candleberry every night if they choose. Residents are welcome to sit any time from 5:00 until Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, N.J.7:00 p.m., and no reservations are needed. Diners are greeted by our host or hostess, seated and served restaurant-style by the friendly …Read More »


Fall Cooking Demo—Thanksgiving Comes Early This Year at Crane’s Mill

Imagine watching your favorite cooking show…and being able to smell and taste the food! Yesterday afternoon at Crane’s Mill, a lucky group of residents and guests were able to do exactly that at our special Fall Cooking Demo. Hosted by our Executive Chef Peter Day, those in attendance enjoyed a fun, interactive demonstration complete with a sample of each delicious course. The event was a fun way to get just a taste of the excellent dining experience at New Jersey’s top location for senior living. The meal started with a silky-smooth Sweet Potato Soup made with a touch of nutmeg and …Read More »


4 Five 9: What’s on the Menu for New Jersey’s Newest Senior Living Dining Experience?

At Crane’s Mill, residents have the fun ability to choose from a number of different dining options thanks to having a flexible meal plan. Their newest option? An exclusive fine dining restaurant named for the community’s address: 4 Five 9. Open two evenings per week by reservation only, this new eatery offers residents the allure of a truly upscale restaurant experience right on the Crane’s Mill campus. In fact, you don’t even need to go outside to eat at 4 Five 9—it’s located in Towne Square, which is connected to every single Crane’s Mill apartment. So, what’s on the menu …Read More »