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Foodies find plenty to love about dining at The Blake at Kingsport

Amy Millhorn Leonard • Aug 7, 2017 at 4:34 PM

Are you a “foodie?” Do you love to dine out in restaurants and sample gourmet dishes prepared by talented chefs? Do you love watching the Food Network and wondering what it would be like to eat those delectable dishes of food prepared on “Chopped,” “Iron Chef” or “Diners, Drive-ins & Dives?”

Imagine eating chef-prepared sumptuous food at every meal in a wonderfully-decorated, restaurant-style atmosphere steps from your home.

Have you retired and entered into the twilight of your life? And, are you dreaming of an easier lifestyle where all of your meals are expertly prepared for you daily?

Your “foodie” dreams can come true in Kingsport, Tenn,. at The Blake - a premier senior living development being brought to the Tri-Cities through a joint venture between Quality Senior Living (QSL), LLC, Elcan Associates, Inc., and Blake Management Group. Construction has begun and The Blake is set to open in early summer 2018 at 915 Holston Hills Drive in Kingsport.

Besides being a first-class facility for both Assisted Living or Memory Care residences with on-site health care, physical therapy, concierge and wellness services, The Blake in Kingsport will feature a beautiful restaurant with a professional chef to oversee all dining operations.

Each day, residents will be offered delicious food selections from an a la carte menu including a homemade feature designed around the preferences of The Blake residents. Breakfast features include Belgian waffles, fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, muffins, eggs and omelets. Chef Damien Cavicchi, a renowned professional chef from New Orleans, La., with Italian heritage, oversees dining operations for all locations and takes great pride and care in planning and coordinating delicious menu items for residents in all Blake communities.

Each month, the restaurant at The Blake will coordinate their menu with a theme chosen by the activities department. Residents and their families will enjoy special events monthly like a luau for the Hawaiian theme or a Carnival brunch for a Brazil theme. Traditional events like barbecues and seafood boils will also be featured. Residents at the Lafayette, La., location recently enjoyed over 300 pounds of crayfish with their family and friends.

The Blake will also have a coffee shop which features its own coffee blend called The Blake Blend, created by roaster Reve Coffee Roasters in Lafayette, La. Residents will enjoy sipping coffee and chatting with friends in the coffee shop.

If residents are looking for something to satisfy a sweet tooth, they can partake of delicious ice cream desserts at the ice cream bar.

How about evening entertainment? They will find the piano bar enjoyable.

The Blake was specifically designed by Arrive Architecture Group. Similar facilities are already built or being developed in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida and South Carolina, as well as Nashville, Tenn., and Charlottesville, Va.

For more information about The Blake, visit www.blakeliving.com or call 423-246-1100.

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