We caught up with Charles Currao, Campo Felice’s distinguished chef, to find out more about the culinary choices, prime, fresh ingredients, and variety he brings to the dining experience at Campo Felice.
Chef Currao explained, “Campo Felice is a unique place for seniors to enjoy their independent lifestyle. We take great pride in our cuisine and offer the best dining in the area. I’ve been a chef for over 25 years and have worked in some prestigious, high-end resorts and food service destinations. I’ve spent the last decade in senior living communities, and here at Campo Felice, we do things differently.
“We run our dining rooms and eateries as high-quality restaurants, and our residents enjoy the variety and quality of our menu options. In our main dining room, Francesca’s, we update our 2-page menu nightly to include specials, favorites, various entrée salads, and multiple options for those with specific dietary needs. Typically, we have seven specials varying from vegetarian dishes, to sandwiches and seasonal fare. We also offer our “Always Available” meals, like filet mignon, herbed salmon, and rack of lamb, to name a few. Our selection of soups and salads, and various sides serve as the perfect complement to each meal.
“Not only do we focus on making each and every one of our options delicious, but we also keep in mind that our meals need to be nutrient-dense and healthy.
Therefore, we only use fresh fruits and vegetables, never frozen or pre-packaged. We get our local, fresh seafood delivered from Captain Jerry’s, as well as farm-fresh eggs and meats.”
“I visit with residents in the dining area nightly, and what I hear most is that the food is beyond their expectations. They love that they can eat upscale menu options in our beautiful dining room on a daily basis. We’re located right on the river, and every seat has a water view.”
“When residents come to us from another senior living community, they commonly comment on how different Campo Felice is – more comfortable and luxurious in comparison to their previous home – as well as how impressed they are by the delicious, varied and superior dining experience.”
“In addition to our main dining room, Francesca’s, we also have Barneys, our Italian restaurant that offers brick oven pizza, Stromboli, and other traditional Italian foods. We also have a Bistro that offers soups, entrée salads, and lighter fare, and we have a full bar specializing in amazing cocktails and lite bites like burgers, mozzarella sticks, chips, dips and more. Takeout is always available and can be delivered to the resident’s apartment. I also ask residents for suggestions and menu ideas. Some will give us their favorite recipes, and we try to incorporate those into the menu.”
“Here at Campo Felice, breakfast and dinner are included, so many residents choose to eat a big breakfast and an earlier dinner, or they might choose to have a light lunch on-site or out on the town with friends or family. Our location is prime and is what draws many residents to choose Campo Felice as their home.”
“We offer resort-style living with high-end amenities, like a pool, a full calendar of special events, and exercise classes. Housekeeping and valet services are included as well, and, as I mentioned, the location is key.”
When it comes to luxury and service, countless residents and their families agree that Campo Felice is the leader in setting standards and creating senior living spaces that are far above the rest.
Bid your worries goodbye and make carefree your new favorite word at Campo Felice!
Translated to “happy fields” in Italian, our Active 55+, resort-style rental community boasts an incredible location in the Historic River District area of downtown Fort Myers, a fine selection of luxurious amenities and splendid one and two-bedroom apartments–all in one ultra-modern, high-rise building.
Enjoy a resort-inspired living experience unlike anywhere else! Some of our highlights include four uniquely designed dining venues, a sparkling swimming pool with jet spa, a 2,200-square-foot fitness center, a 49-seat movie theater, Bel Fiore Salon & Spa, a dog park, a ballroom and more. Our dedicated services include 24-hour security and maintenance, housekeeping, complimentary breakfast, valet parking and a SUN® Program calendar full of events, to name a few. Each of our open-concept units incorporates premium finishes like granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer sets, ample natural sunlight, porcelain wood grain tile floors, as well as jaw-dropping skyline and river views.
• Covered Parking
• 2,200 sq. ft. Fitness Center
• SUN® Program Full Calendar of Events
• Unique Dining Options
• Concierge Service
• 24 Hour On-Premises Security
• Full Riverfront Bar
• Library & Computer Lab
• Private Transportation
• 49-Seat Movie Theater
• Bel Fiore Salon & Spa
• Dog Park
• Billiard Room
Live the full Campo Felice experience by taking advantage of our luxury amenities! At our Active 55+ resort-inspired community you can do everything, from staying active in our exquisite common areas, to relaxing in the comfort of one of our luxurious one- and two-bedroom apartments. Add an excellent location in the Historic River District of downtown Fort Myers, FL to the mix, and you’ll feel like you’re on a never-ending vacation.
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