Can’t leave your community? Providence Point in Pittsburgh, PA, brings everything from regional to global flavors to resident dining! From Switzerland to Alaska to Maine, the menus are unique and authentic! According to Cura General Manager of Dining Cheryl Torre-Rastetter D.T.R, B.S “We are offering a series of themed meals from regions around the country as well as global flavors from countries such as Switzerland that residents enjoyed in late January.”
With no guests permitted in the Neville Dining Room, the team continues to offer their themed meals “Neville Delivered” to resident apartments and cottages. Executive Chef Caleb Hicks and Sous Chef Malana Falconer prepared popular foods from Switzerland including Swiss Sulatteller (salad with vinegar dressing); polenta with braised beef; Hacktatschi (flattened Swedish meatballs); baked cod with tapenade and tomato; Tartiflette (potato casserole); Spargelrisotto (asparagus risotto salsify); and raspberry cream puff with Swiss chocolate.
Residents even experienced Alaska with Calello Gallego with Spanish chorizo, crab salad, fresh poached salmon with piccata and oysters Rockefeller!
Providence Point residents have been participating in the dining series since 2012 where they have enjoyed customs and food traditions of France, Italy, and Greece. “Prior to COVID, we were able to engage with residents in the dining room by using the occasion to educate, introduce a social element and the traditions around the food.”
But this hasn’t deterred Ms. Torre Rastetter and her team. Another “to-go” event, chefs prepared a Viva Italiano with Italian stuffed pork tenderloin with wild rice mushroom stuffing topped with an Alfredo chardonnay sauce; or prosciutto wrapped shrimp with fresh mozzarella balls and basil pesto; or grilled swordfish with beurre blanc sauce. All served with salad, sides, and a cannoli – of course!
Providence Point residents even enjoyed an authentic luau themed feast! Delicious salmon salad, Laulah pulled pork, pipkaula (marinated flat iron steak), sesame seared tuna steak with balsamic lime reduction, and more! The dining team also donned Hawaiian attire and scribes’ messages and pictures on the to-go containers so that residents know that they are missed and loved!
Who said you must leave the comforts of your home to enjoy fine dining of the world!