Wind Crest recently celebrated the re-opening of one of its signature dining venues, the Fly'n B Café.
Located in the community's High Line Overlook neighborhood, the cafe is named for the property on which Wind Crest now sits, formerly known as the Fly'n B Ranch. Since the mid-1800s, the property has played host to prospectors, horticulturists, gamblers, ranchers and dairy farmers. The most recent owner, John Bowen, was an avid pilot of small aircraft and could often be seen landing his Cessna on the ranch's dirt runway. The ranch's name was a nod to Bowen's love for aviation.
This local heritage features prominently in the Café's contemporary décor, which incorporates lots of wood and metal with aviation-inspired accents, including propeller-shaped signage. A model airplane, built and donated by a Wind Crest resident, will resume its place as the restaurant's centerpiece, flying high from the ceiling over the dining area.
Diners will enjoy fast-casual, station-style service in a newly streamlined layout featuring banquet seating, a community table, as well as two- and four-top tables. Residents will also have the option to "grab-and-go" from the Fly'n B on their way to the myriad activities available on the Wind Crest's picturesque campus.
The Fly'n B's Executive Chef, Adrian M. Snow, has created a versatile menu that incorporates many of Wind Crest residents' favorite dishes, including juicy burgers, fresh salads, and deli-style sandwiches, along with several creative additions to meet the evolving tastes of today's seniors. Made-to-order grill items, ready-to-go entrees, and flatbread pizzas will be among the exciting new offerings.
"We are thrilled to bring the new and improved Fly'n B to Wind Crest," said Tom Carlson, Director of Dining Services. "Thanks to Chef Adrian M. Snow and the entire Fly'n B team, our residents will enjoy delicious meals featuring fresh, house-made ingredients in this beautiful new space. We look forward to serving the Wind Crest community here for years to come."
The new Fly'n B adds to Wind Crest's already robust array of dining choices across the community. Mile High Café, a casual eatery in Longs Ridge, serves breakfast and lunch, while Burton's, an Asian-fusion restaurant located in High Line Overlook and Windows restaurant in McHenry's Crossing, which serves American fare, are the two premier dinner restaurants. The Fireside in Town Center is also open for dinner, and Timberline Tavern in Parry Landing serves both lunch and dinner.
About Wind Crest: Wind Crest, one of 19 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 84-acre campus in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The community is located in Douglas County and is home to more than 1,300 residents who are supported by a team of more than 600 employees. Additional information about Wind Crest can be found at WindCrestRetirement.com.