MEXICO came to Northumberland as care home residents were treated to a fiesta from across the pond.
The Oaks Care Home, in Blyth, held a Mexican themed evening, with the country’s flag adorning the walls and a flavorsome feast for dinner.
They enjoyed a starter of tortillas, followed by chilli con carne and, for dessert, a choice of mocha bundt cake or arroz con leche.
Resident Dennis Allen said: “I didn’t think I would enjoy the food because it’s something I haven’t had before but I think this should be added to the regular menu.”
Pat Whyatt said: “It’s always nice to try new foods, it has been lovely.”
Raymond Pringle added: “It has been nice to sit with everyone laugh, listen to the music and have a couple of tipples.”
Ann Mielnik, home manager at The Oaks Care Home, on Durban Street, said: “We’re always looking for ways to give the residents new experiences and things to try.
“They decided on the Mexican menu at their last residents meeting and, while some were a little nervous about trying new food, everyone had a great time.”