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Who doesn’t love food? How about the chance to try food from all across the country, all while never having to leave West Columbia? That is exactly what some folks (almost 200 to be exact) got to experience right here at Still Hopes on September 7th at our Second Annual Taste of Still Hopes event. Still Hopes’ talented culinary team provided dishes from all across the United States, from Low Country fare to dishes hailing from the Pacific Northwest. There were pulled pork sliders with creamy horseradish and crispy onion straws, smoked salmon tartines with crispy capers, mini gourmet pizzas as a nod to Manhattan, and Southwest beef lettuce wraps to pull in some Baja California flavor, just to name a few. We will let the pictures below do most of the talking, but please rest assured that folks left with very full bellies. Add that in with some live music and you have the recipe for a very fun night.

“One resident leaving Taste of Still Hopes said to me ‘The night could not have been any better!’ For me, Taste of Still Hopes is an opportunity for us to show case the exceptional and incomparable culinary staff that Still Hopes is blessed to have. Taste of Still Hopes is a celebration of the cuisine of our diverse country and an opportunity to share with others all that our amazing community has to offer” says Stewart Rawson, Still Hopes’ Director of Marketing.

Not to mention the guests were not the only ones who had a blast at this special event. “I will say that our Culinary Staff looks forward to this event every year. The Culinary Kitchen Staff that are normally behind the scenes enjoy interacting with the residents and their guests to show off their talents. The synergy between the staff, residents and guests is truly amazing to watch! I believe the ones serving had as much fun as the ones being served. What a special night for everyone.” comments Andy Marchant, Still Hopes’ Director of Culinary Services.

What a blessed night! We truly hope you will enjoy getting a peek into this event, and perhaps even plan on putting it on your calendar next year! 

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