There is no doubt that the crisis in Haiti this week has left many of us speechless, numb and heart-wrenched as we see members of our human family suffer devastation of unbelievable proportions. While there are many relief efforts that have immediately been put in place, it is heartwarming to see how one restaurant is showing it’s support to those suffering from the crisis.
Bleu Restaurant in Columbia, Missouri will be serving Haitian cuisine from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday 19th January with profits going to the Florida 1 Disaster Medical Team. A medical team that strikes a very personal chord with one of the co-owners of Bleu. Tawni Price, the mother of Travis Tucker, Bleu Co-owner, was deployed Wednesday with the Florida 1 Disaster Medical Team; leaving her normal job as a registered nurse to help those injured in Tuesday’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake.
“Our chefs have collaborated and done some research on Haitian food and drink,” Tucker said. The menu will include traditional Haitian foods such as rum chicken, corn fritters, fried bananas, orange marinated pork with hot peppers and pickled vegetables as well as Haitian drinks.”
What a lovely way to support a cause that is no doubt going to need the assistance of many of us around the globe. If you live in or around the Columbia, MO area, please pop by Bleu Restaurant on Tuesday and have a lunch or dinner that will go towards a much needed cause.
sources: columbia missourian