A MEXICAN fiesta took place at a Peterlee care home as residents explored the country’s culture and cuisine.
Bannatyne Lodge Care Home, on Manor Way, served up a feast of homemade chilli, tortillas and burritos to residents.
They also enjoyed a tipple of tequila while listening to mariachi music and songs by Richie Valens, a 1950s American musician credited as the forefather of Chicano rock.
Resident Franka Regala was one of those who enjoyed the event and creating her own burrito. She said: “It was good fun to put everything together. It tasted delicious.”
Resident John Roberts added: “I’ve never had Mexican food before. It’s a bit spicy but I like it.”
Lynn Chapman, home manager at Bannatyne Lodge Care Home, said: “We believe its important for the residents to get the chance to try new food and experiences.
“We have regular country themed events and this time we took a trip to Mexico – without the hassle of a long flight, of course.
“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and had a good laugh at the staff when they performed the Spanish classic macarena. Not strictly in keeping with the theme but still great fun.”