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HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 2022

The 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee would like to invite you to celebrate the 33rd Annual Opening Ceremony for Hispanic Heritage Month. This year's theme is "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation". For a full list of events visit stonybrook.edu/hhm

Countdown to Opening Ceremony

October 5, 2022

Special Events

Join us during the month of October for special events celebrating Hispanic Heritage

ColOmbian Lunch

 Monday, October 3
 Lunch
 West & East Side Dine-In

MENU:

  • Lechon
  • Arroz Amarillo
  • Arepas con Queso
  • Habichuelas Guisadas
  • Maduros

The event is in the Dine-In location, so you can enter with a meal swipe, dining dollars, Wolfie Wallet, or credit/debit card and enjoy the event and all-you-care-to-eat menu options at all of the food platforms within Dine-In.

Meet Chef Julieta Ballesteros

 Monday, October 3
 4pm to 10pm
 East Side Dine-In

Dine-in Dinner and Meet & Greet at East Side Dine-In

As part of this semester’s Visiting Chef Series, Guest Chef Julieta Ballesteros will be preparing an exciting fusion of Mexican and French dishes at the Chef’s Table at East Side Dine-in.

MENU:

  • Tacos de Coliflor
  • Salmon Pipian Rojo
  • Yuca Frita
  • Churros

ABOUT THE CHEF:

Chef Julieta is a native of Monterrey, Mexico where she worked in the Executive Dining Room at Alfa Corporativo.

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She graduated from The French Culinary Institute in 1998 and then kicked off her career as executive chef of New York’s famed Mexicana Mama in the West Village. Her cuisine is described as modern Mexican with a dynamic French presentation.

Her formal culinary training and her roots as a young and versatile Mexican woman combine to form her elegant yet hearty cuisine. She has been a consultant on Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares and has appeared on Martha Stewart Living Radio. Julieta has also been featured in New York Cooks: 100 Best Recipes from the City’s Best Chefs by Barbara Winkler and Joann Krellenstein. She was a participant on Food Network’s Iron Chef America and Beat Bobby Flay shows.

Julieta opened her very own restaurant in 2006 called “Crema Restaurante” in Chelsea, NY. Today, she is owner and Executive Chef at La Lotería in the West Village NY.


The event is in the Dine-In location, so you can enter with a meal swipe, dining dollars, Wolfie Wallet, or credit/debit card and enjoy the event and all-you-care-to-eat menu options at all of the food platforms within Dine-In.

International Breakfast - Flavors of ColOmbia

 Wednesday, October 5
 7:30am to 11am
 West Side Dine-In

MENU:

  • Huevos Pericos (Scrambled Eggs w/ Scallions and Tomatoes) 
  • Chiccharron 
  • Refried Beans 
  • Yucca Frita 
  • Arepas 
  • Platanos Maduros

The event is in the Dine-In location, so you can enter with a meal swipe, dining dollars, Wolfie Wallet, or credit/debit card and enjoy the event and all-you-care-to-eat menu options at all of the food platforms within Dine-In.

International Breakfast - Flavors of ColOmbia

 Thursday, October 6
 7:30am to 11am
 East Side Dine-In

MENU:

  • Huevos Pericos (Scrambled Eggs w/ Scallions and Tomatoes) 
  • Chiccharron 
  • Refried Beans 
  • Yucca Frita 
  • Arepas 
  • Platanos Maduros

The event is in the Dine-In location, so you can enter with a meal swipe, dining dollars, Wolfie Wallet, or credit/debit card and enjoy the event and all-you-care-to-eat menu options at all of the food platforms within Dine-In.

Peruvian Lunch

 Monday, October 10
 Lunch
 West & East Side Dine-In

MENU:

  • Arroz con Pollo
  • Patacones
  • Ensalada de Papa
  • Flan

The event is in the Dine-In location, so you can enter with a meal swipe, dining dollars, Wolfie Wallet, or credit/debit card and enjoy the event and all-you-care-to-eat menu options at all of the food platforms within Dine-In.

International Breakfast - Flavors of Puerto Rico

 Wednesday, October 12
 7:30am to 11am
 West Side Dine-In

MENU:

  • Chorizo con Huevo 
  • Tostones 
  • Pudding de Arroz 
  • Spanish Rice with Corn and Black Beans 
  • Pancakes de Avena 
  • Crema de Maiz

The event is in the Dine-In location, so you can enter with a meal swipe, dining dollars, Wolfie Wallet, or credit/debit card and enjoy the event and all-you-care-to-eat menu options at all of the food platforms within Dine-In.

International Breakfast - Flavors of Puerto Rico

 Thursday, October 13
 7:30am to 11am
 East Side Dine-In

MENU:

  • Chorizo con Huevo 
  • Tostones 
  • Pudding de Arroz 
  • Spanish Rice with Corn and Black Beans 
  • Pancakes de Avena 
  • Crema de Maiz

The event is in the Dine-In location, so you can enter with a meal swipe, dining dollars, Wolfie Wallet, or credit/debit card and enjoy the event and all-you-care-to-eat menu options at all of the food platforms within Dine-In.

Costa Rican Lunch

 Monday, October 17
 Lunch
 West & East Side Dine-In

MENU:

  • Chifrijo
  • Arroz Blanco
  • Carne Guisada
  • Yucca Fritta

The event is in the Dine-In location, so you can enter with a meal swipe, dining dollars, Wolfie Wallet, or credit/debit card and enjoy the event and all-you-care-to-eat menu options at all of the food platforms within Dine-In.

International Breakfast - Flavors of Spain

 Wednesday, October 19
 7:30am to 11am
 West Side Dine-In

MENU:

  • Pan con Tomate
  • Spanish Omelet 
  • Torrejas 
  • Spanish Chorizo 
  • Churros con Canela 
  • Patatas Bravas

The event is in the Dine-In location, so you can enter with a meal swipe, dining dollars, Wolfie Wallet, or credit/debit card and enjoy the event and all-you-care-to-eat menu options at all of the food platforms within Dine-In.

International Breakfast - Flavors of Spain

 Thursday, October 20
 7:30am to 11am
 East Side Dine-In

MENU:

  • Pan con Tomate
  • Spanish Omelet 
  • Torrejas 
  • Spanish Chorizo 
  • Churros con Canela 
  • Patatas Bravas

The event is in the Dine-In location, so you can enter with a meal swipe, dining dollars, Wolfie Wallet, or credit/debit card and enjoy the event and all-you-care-to-eat menu options at all of the food platforms within Dine-In.

Global Night - Spain

 Wednesday, October 19
 4pm to 10pm
 East Side Dine-In

MENU:

  • Seafood Vegetable Paella
  • Papas Bravas
  • Vegan Paella
  • Gazpacho

The event is in the Dine-In location, so you can enter with a meal swipe, dining dollars, Wolfie Wallet, or credit/debit card and enjoy the event and all-you-care-to-eat menu options at all of the food platforms within Dine-In.

Dominican Republic Lunch

 Monday, October 24
 Lunch
 West & East Side Dine-In

MENU:

  • Chicharron de Pollo
  • Arroz con Gandules
  • Maduros
  • Ensalada Verde
  • Pickled Onions
  • Rice Pudding

The event is in the Dine-In location, so you can enter with a meal swipe, dining dollars, Wolfie Wallet, or credit/debit card and enjoy the event and all-you-care-to-eat menu options at all of the food platforms within Dine-In.

International Breakfast - Flavors of El Salvador

 Wednesday, October 26
 7:30am to 11am
 West Side Dine-In

MENU:

  • Huevos con Tomate 
  • Pan Frances 
  • Platanos Maduros 
  • Casamiento 
  • Grilled Chorizo 
  • Homemade Corn Tortilla

The event is in the Dine-In location, so you can enter with a meal swipe, dining dollars, Wolfie Wallet, or credit/debit card and enjoy the event and all-you-care-to-eat menu options at all of the food platforms within Dine-In.

International Breakfast - Flavors of El Salvador

 Thursday, October 27
 7:30am to 11am
 East Side Dine-In

MENU:

  • Huevos con Tomate 
  • Pan Frances 
  • Platanos Maduros 
  • Casamiento 
  • Grilled Chorizo 
  • Homemade Corn Tortilla

The event is in the Dine-In location, so you can enter with a meal swipe, dining dollars, Wolfie Wallet, or credit/debit card and enjoy the event and all-you-care-to-eat menu options at all of the food platforms within Dine-In.

 

Meet Celebrity Chef Kelvin Fernandez!

Join us for these three special events on Wednesday, October 26 and meet celebrity Chef Kelvin Fernandez:

 

About the Chef

Born in New York to Dominican parents,  Kelvin Fernandez never dreamed as a kid he’d be a chef. In fact, he never showed an interest in food, despite the fact that his dad was a chef. He only enrolled in a high school cooking class to impress his high school sweetheart. That class ignited a passion for all things culinary.

Chef Kelvin was runner up on Food Network’s “Chopped” and winner on FYI Network’s "Man vs Child." At the age of 22, he became the youngest executive chef ever in New York City’s fine dining scene. He was named Forbes Magazine Top 30 Chefs Under 30 for Food and Wine where he competed for best chef in America and won two years in a row! He is also a two time winner of Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay Show. 

Fernandez earned a full scholarship to the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. After graduation, Fernandez worked at Michelin-starred Water’s Edge in Long Island City under renowned chef George Masraff. Equipped with French training and fine dining know-how, Fernandez then spent several years working at Gotham Bar & Grill before landing at Café des Artistes. At 22 years old, he was tapped to become the executive chef at Antipasti in Westchester. He spent two years there before landing at the Strand Hotel in NYC, where he specialized in contemporary American dining as the hotel’s executive chef. Chef Kelvin began preparing Latin cuisine when opening Blend on the Water in Long Island City. He served creative dishes at La Marina Restaurant in Washington Heights. Currently, Fernandez operates Kelvin’s Kitchen LLC and is a partner in a rum bar Las Lap in NYC.

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