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October 14, 2022

Vitalia Active Adult Community – Rockside Culinary Honors Hispanic Heritage Month

Category: Senior Living

Author: Nick Gutendorf, Culinary Director

In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law a week-long celebration of the contributions and influences Hispanic Americans have made on the culture and history of the United States. This observance was expanded from a week to a month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, to begin on September 15th, which recognizes the start of the Mexican War for Independence. All US presidents since 1988 have given a Presidential Proclamation to mark this historic date.

Today, there are roughly 63 million Hispanics living in the United States, that make up 19% of the population. They come from diverse countries and bring with them unique and different cultures and cuisines.

At Vitalia Active Adult Community – Rockside, we will be recognizing those culinary contributions and celebrating the food of Haiti by serving poul nan sos (Haitian chicken stew), pikliz (Haitian slaw), and coquito (rum and eggnog drink).

I chose Haiti because my sous chef has been there before and enjoyed the cuisine. Looking through different ideas on what to make, I learned they eat a lot of stews and comfort foods.

We hope you enjoy our interpretation of these dishes and learn a little more about Haiti in the process!

VITALIA® Rockside in Seven Hills, OH offers 55+ villa homes, senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include 41º North Restaurant, a 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located just southwest of Hwy 77 and 480 just moments from a wide range of shopping, dining, attractions, and health services.

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