Guam – “Mannok Kadon Pika with Spanish Rice” is on the Congressional Menu this week where “Guam Week” has been declared on Capital Hill.
In a release, Guam Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo says the menu offering is part of the “celebrate America” theme in the Congressional Members dinning room which showcases dishes from every state and territory.
“I am pleased that the Members’ Dining Room is highlighting some of our classic dishes from Guam,” said Bordallo in her release.
The Guam 3-course meal includes:
* an avocado and shrimp salad
* mannok kadon pika with Spanish rice
* coconut cream spinach
* latiya for dessert.
[Congresswoman Bordallo with Sam Mercier, Chef de Cuisine of the Members’ Dining Room. Chef Mercier prepared the Guam menu items for lunch services]
READ Bordallo’s statement in FULL below:
Congressional Dining Services Celebrates Guam Week
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 17, 2012 – Washington, D.C. –
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement on the celebration of Guam week in the U.S. Capitol’s Members’ Dining Room.
This culinary spotlight on Guam is a part of the “Celebrate America” theme in the Members’ Dining Room that showcases classic dishes from every state and territory. The three-course Guam menu, which is available until April 20, includes an avocado and shrimp salad, mannok kadon pika with Spanish rice and coconut cream spinach, and latiya for dessert. Recipes for the menu were pulled from the 1988 revised edition of Leblon Finatinas Para Guam, published by Y Inetnon Famalaoan.
“I am pleased that the Members’ Dining Room is highlighting some of our classic dishes from Guam,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “Their staff created a delicious interpretation of kadon pika and hagun suni, and I am glad that other Members of Congress and their guests will be able to sample some of our island’s cuisine. The ‘Celebrate America’ theme is a great way to highlight the varied culinary traditions across our country, and I appreciate the staff’s efforts in developing a Guam-inspired menu.”