Fifty-nine ravenous Advanced Spanish Honors students descended on La Habana Cuba on April 20, and not a single morsel of food escaped. Julie Pinzas and Susan Moling supervised as their classes took a field trip to enjoy traditional Cuban food in San Jose, while sharpening their Spanish-speaking skills.
The students were treated to white rice, fried plantains, refried beans, and their choice of garlic chicken, pork and vegetarian tamales. They were encouraged to converse in Spanish during the meal and the wait staff was given specific instructions not to speak to the students in English, nor acknowledge their pleas for more food in any language other than Spanish. The main courses were followed by servings of “tres leches,” or three milks cake, a dessert topped with syrup and cream, a delightfully sugary desert to end the meal. Allison Kiang, grade 8, had a great time on the trip, enjoying the good service and delectable food, saying “next year’s students can look forward to a unique trip!”
For more information about the trip, email Julie Pinzas at email@example.com.