Greetings from Despierta Boricua and Por Colombia! This past November 21st was our turn to host Cena a las Seis at Yale’s La Casa and it was, to say the least, a tremendous success. We gathered supplies to bake a delicious flan the day before the dinner in order to have sweet surprise for everyone. Little did we know that it would prove more challenging than we thought. Nevertheless we succeeded in baking the flan and, according to the grand majority, it was sweeter than the gods’ own nectars. During our Cena a las Seis we played a Puerto Rico-Columbia trivia game in which we gave a piece of paper to each participating table and proceeded to quiz everyone of fun facts about each other’s countries. The winning table had the opportunity to eat flan before the other tables. Luckily there was enough to go around for everyone and even for seconds.
We are happy to report that close to 60 people were present at Cena a las Seis on November 21st. It was very successful and no food went to waste. Although we would have loved to see more graduate students, a large number of undergraduates came and enjoyed good Puerto Rican and Columbian delicacies. We thank La Casa and its staff for allowing us to host Cena a las Seis and look forward to another opportunity in the future!
DB & PC
“This week’s Cena a Las Seis was co-hosted by Sabrosura and CAUSA (Cuban American Undergraduate Student Association). The dinner was catered by La Cascada in New Haven and featured pollo con vegetales en salsa, frijoles con chicharron, maduros con queso, tres leches, and 50 empanadas pequeñas. (YUM!!) After enjoying this delicious dinner the groups introduced themselves and started their activity. The Cuban Salsa Rueda turned out to be the perfect activity as it is widely danced in Cuban culture and part of Sabrosura’s dance repertoire. A group of volunteers had fun learning a few basic salsa steps.”
Alma Zepeda, ES ‘11 — Sabrosura’s Artistic Director