October 14, 2022

The Boulevard Senior Living – Wentzville Culinary Honors Hispanic Heritage Month

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Author: Todd Corum, 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 The Boulevard Senior Living – Wentzville, we will be recognizing those culinary contributions by celebrating the food of Puerto Rico by serving skirt steak mofongo with coquito ice cream over tostones.

I chose this United States territory because I had a coworker that came from Puerto Rico. She would make us authentic foods from her home and I grew to appreciate other cultures and their native foods. I also learned how important the social connection and pride everyone has when cooking and eating their native dishes.

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

The Boulevard Senior Living of Wentzville in Wentzville, MO 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 Livingston’s Restaurant, a 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located just south of Highway 70 at the intersection of highway Z and Perry Cate Boulevard, on a fast path to St. Charles County, Lake St. Louis, O’Fallon, St. Louis proper, and St. Charles.

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110 Perry Cate Boulevard

Wentzville, MO 63385

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