Christine Center Meals: Experiences of the Senses and the Soul
Buffet-style meals at the Christine Center are homemade with fresh, natural whole foods, grown locally and organic when available. Most are vegetarian. You often hear lots of “oh wow, this is incredible” floating through the dining room.
You’re invited to join the community in mealtime conversations. If you would prefer your meals in solitude, two hallways with lots of sunlight extend from the dining room with small tables. In warm weather there are tables on the patio.
Let us know if you have special dietary needs. We accommodate gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free diets, best requested before you arrive.
You are welcome to join us for our home-cooked meals or stay in a modern hermitage with a furnished kitchen and bring your own food, or do some of both.
The Christine Center Dining Room
The Dining Room is a work of art with handmade cabinetry, original paintings, a handmade quilt as wall hanging and handmade fabric art panels gliding gracefully across the pine ceiling. A bank of windows and skylights lets in sunshine. During warm months there’s dining on the patio accompanied by hummingbirds and flowers. Coffee and tea service and fruit are always available in the dining room.
Our Philosophy of Food
We emphasize natural foods and meals made from scratch. Many of the vegetables, fruits, breads, honey, maple syrup, and eggs served are from our organic gardens from local farmers. Our herb garden is year-round made possible from the passive solar windows.
Our cooks bring unique creativity and style. We celebrate the vegetarian specialist, down home cookin’ authorities, and food intuitives who prepare nurturing dishes. The food on our tables has a sense of inner spiritual nourishment in harmony with the land.
This weekend was profound, yet fun. My spirits soar, yet I am grounded. The atmosphere is serene. I am rested. The excellent food from a loving staff . . . this is soul nourishing.
Barbara Y., Minnetrista, MN
Meals Times and Costs
All meals per day: $38
Breakfast: $11 at 8:00 a.m.
Lunch: $16 (main meal) at 12:30 p.m.
Supper: $11 (homemade soup and salads) at 5:30 p.m.