United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen Wins Best Taste Award

Marks fourth consecutive year of recognition at A Taste of Newton.

Newton, NJ, September 22, 2019 --(PR.com)-- For the fourth consecutive year, United Methodist Communities (UMC) at Bristol Glen, a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community), has won an award at the annual A Taste of Newton competition among 18 culinary businesses - Best Taste (first place). Bristol Glen’s chefs prepared Braised Short Rib Street Tacos filled with espresso rubbed short ribs, fire-roasted tomato salsa roja, Jersey corn and red cabbage pickled slaw. For dessert, they offered Hot Pumpkin Donuts and Vanilla Panna Cotta.

During the annual event on September 9, the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce closed Spring Street in downtown Newton, where the competitors highlighted their talents and menus. Tables featured samples of their best cuisine. Over 175 attendees sampled food and beverages throughout the increasingly popular evening.

Jeff Lisk, executive director of UMC at Bristol Glen, commented, "The creativity and execution from our culinary team exemplify the high level of skill and dedication to quality our residents experience every day. Several attendees asked who we were and about our restaurant location. When we responded ‘Bristol Glen,’ they looked puzzled and asked, ‘Isn’t that a retirement community?’"

In 2018 and 2017, UMC at Bristol Glen won Chamber Choice and Most Creative, and in 2016, People’s Choice and Most Creative. UMC at Bristol Glen runs a farm to table program, keeps beehives, consults with Sussex County Master Gardeners and other groups. They lease part of their 74-acre property to a local famer – all to promote sustainability and community supported agriculture.

A Taste of Newton promotes and increases community awareness of the dining establishments in the area. The Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce uses the proceeds to fund scholarships, two specifically for education in the food industry.

For additional information about United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen, visit BristolGlen.UMCommunities.org or call 973-300-5788.

About United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen

Bristol Glen is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in the historic town of Newton within Sussex County. Surrounded by scenic mountains and lakes with access to several state parks, the 74-acre campus offers independent, assisted and residential living; Tapestries® Memory Care; respite; rehabilitation; and long-term care to seniors of all faith backgrounds. Bristol Glen includes a variety of onsite amenities from restaurant-style dining rooms to several retail and service-related conveniences.

About United Methodist Communities

United Methodist Communities is a not-for-profit organization guided by a volunteer board of directors affiliated in ministry with the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey. The mission of the United Methodist Communities is compassionately serving in community so that all are free to choose abundant life.

With over 112 years of continuous operation, the organization has grown to nine communities offering independent, residential and assisted living; Tapestries® Memory Care; respite; rehabilitation; long-term care; Bridges Hospice and Palliative Care; affordable senior housing; and case management, live-in and in-home personal care through HomeWorks.

For additional information about United Methodist Communities, visit UMCommunities.org.
United Methodist Communities
Jan Carrato
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