SEATTLE — As senior living has evolved into environments that encourage and empower older generations, it should be no surprise that dining in senior living has followed course. Murano, a new senior-living community located in the First Hill neighborhood, is leading the way in bringing senior-living dining to the next level.

Murano offers a range of senior living services including independent living, assisted living and memory care. With an innovative approach to care that cultivates relationships and a sense of community, Murano is truly a home for the whole family.

Murano residents and their guests enjoy freshly prepared meals made from scratch from two onsite restaurants, Mosiac and Hue.

Mosaic is a fine-dining restaurant with a daily fresh sheet and locally sourced ingredients. Hue is a more casual restaurant, also featuring seasonal menus with nutritious options.

In addition to the two restaurants, Murano also features Mood, a bar and lounge serving top-shelf cocktails, a robust wine list and local beers.

Chef Ian Dell oversees both onsite restaurants, elevating the dining experience of all Murano residents and their guests. A graduate of the California Culinary Academy, Chef Dell obtained an associate degree in European and Classic French Cuisine. Prior to joining the team at Murano, Chef Dell was a sous chef and an event chef with Platinum Event Catering in Seattle.

With more than 20 years of experience, Chef Dell says he fell in love with cooking while working in college. He loved his college cooking job so much, he abandoned his political science major and made the jump to culinary school.

“I love food, I love entertaining,” he says. “Food is the only art medium that impacts all of the senses. There are few things more personal than feeding people. There’s nothing better than putting method to madness and organizing chaos. Having a great company like Murano that supports that mission sets everyone up for success on a regular basis.”

Chef Dell will be serving hors d’oeuvres at Murano’s grand opening celebration, taking place on March 28 from 2–5 p.m. RSVP by March 21 through Eventbrite.


Murano Senior Living: Home tours are available at 620 Terry Ave., Seattle. Information at 206-202-4620 or