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  • Comfortable and modern dining room at the Covington, one of ECS's retirement communities in Orange County

Inspired Dining

The heart of any home is time spent around the table.
At The Covington, exceptional gourmet dining is part of your daily experience. Our award-winning Culinary Team understands the unique needs of seniors and flavor, nutrition, and service are at the heart of everything we do. All meals are:

  • Prepared from scratch with locally sourced, seasonal farm-fresh ingredients
  • Personalized for individual dietary needs

Enjoy the daily freedom to choose restaurant-style dining or relax in the comfort of your own home with in-room service. Our residents, their guests, and their families all say that few retirement communities in Orange County offer the daily selection and quality of dining that The Covington does.

Three distinctive dining options

The Grandview

Your very own on-campus gourmet restaurant, named for the grand view of the Saddleback Mountains. You can also dine al fresco on the patio which includes outdoor heaters to help keep you cozy all year round.

The Cove

Award-winning bistro for superb casual-yet-fine dining

The Grandview Lounge

Meet up with new neighbors or entertain lifelong friends over cocktails and lighter bites.

Culinary Programs

Enjoy numerous culinary events and programs to participate in.

Featured Weekly Chef Specials

Right before your eyes, watch our culinary staff slice, dice, sauté, and sizzle as they prepare your meal to your specifications.

Chef Demos

Learn our chefs’ tricks, techniques, and new food trends, and take new and healthy ideas back to your own kitchen. These educational events are fascinating to watch. And everyone enjoys tasting the delicious results.

Farm-to-Table Events

The Covington supports local farmers. Not only does it keep us truly rooted in the community and help sustain local agriculture, it also provides residents with the freshest fruits and vegetables that retain the highest levels of nutrients.

Celebrity Chef Visits

Be inspired, entertained, and thoroughly delighted as special guests share their talents.

A Meal in the Life

A monthly cultural celebration of cuisine from around the world allows you to experience a variety of flavors and styles from around the globe. Travel the world with us—all you need is silverware and an appetite for adventure.

Responsibly sourced. Deliciously prepared.

  • We use hormone-free poultry and beef that is USDA Choice or better.
  • The Covington is guided by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch to help us select seafood that is responsibly managed, whether wild or farme, and that causes little harm to habitats or wildlife.
  • We buy local as much as possible, for the freshest fruits and vegetables that retain the highest levels of nutrients, as well as to support local farmers, producers, and our economy.

To learn more about our dining, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or Contact Us.

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