Wellness is more than just eating healthy . . . it’s enjoying the food we eat!  Chef René has been diligently creating new selections to add  to the Mayflower and Plymouth Rock Café menus.

A revamped menu was recently introduced in the Café.  While all-time favorites like Tureen of Onion Soup, Ham & Turkey Club, The Burger and The Real Reuben remain, several new selections like Black Bean & Chorizo Soup, Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, Lobster Roll, Fish & Chips, Chili Hot Dog, Whole Wheat Pasta Penne, and Duck Confit have been added.  If you haven’t yet enjoyed these delicious new treats, be sure to stop by the Café soon. 

Another new feature recently introduced is a children’s menu available in both the Mayflower and Café.  Children age 12 and under can now enjoy The Ultimate Grilled Cheese, Pilgrim Chicken Fingers, Plymouth Rock Hamburger, and an All-American Hot Dog.  The children’s meal includes a choice of beverage and an Ice Cream Sundae. 

And last, but not least, Chef René is expanding the current Mayflower menu cycle.  Rather than the current 5-week menu cycle rotating 10+ times throughout the year, an expanded 9-week menu cycle will rotate 5+ times a year.   The new menu will be introduced in September.  Bon appétit! 

Five Star quality and service is an everyday reality for Plymouth Harbor’s Swiss-born Executive Chef René Weder. Trained at the Culinary School of St. Gallen, Switzerland, Chef René further honed his skills at four and five star resorts throughout the United States during his 25-plus years.
Whether it was at the five star Boca Raton Hotel and Club, Hyatt Resorts in Hilton Head and Beaver Creek or the famous Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, Colorado, Chef René’s exceedingly high culinary standards were met on a daily basis and diners were served in elegant style.
The results didn’t change when he made the move last year to Sarasota and took on the responsibility for managing dining services at Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay. He supervises a skilled culinary team and oversees service in Plymouth Harbor’s casually elegant Mayflower Dining Room and the Plymouth Rock Café. He is also responsible for the very active catering services which provide a unique resource for residents who wish to plan private parties, larger events and gatherings.
He plans regular dining adventures such as extravagant seafood buffets and a very popular Sunday brunch while never repeating a menu within a month. Residents vie for the opportunity to enjoy one of his Chef’s Tables with seating in the kitchen and a special menu prepared before their eyes.
While the culinary standards are high, Chef Rene has found another level of personal service that he can offer at Plymouth Harbor. “Our tastes change as we get older, and dietary restrictions complicate our dining experience,” shares Chef Rene. “Too often, establishments such as ours eliminate salt, or modify the preparation for all, which makes for an unnecessarily bland experience for some.”Chef Rene enjoys getting to know each resident prepares food to meet their specific preferences and needs.
“A fine dining experience is one of life’s greatest joys.” believes Chef René. “I would never want to compromise on this, and I don’t think our residents should either.”