To culminate their study of Hispanic food and restaurants, Spanish 1 students visited the home of the Meissner family (Anthony, grade 10; Nicholas, grade 8). Ivette Meissner emigrated from Cuba as a child and is now a professional chef/caterer. She prepared Cuban specialties, including “congri” (black beans and rice), “ropa vieja” (beef in tomato sauce), “tostones” (fried plantains) and “pasteles de coco y guayaba” (coconut and guava pastries), among other delicious dishes ¡Muy rico! Meissner also shared about her family’s history coming to the United States from Cuba. ¡Olé!