Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Delicious Hospital Food
The tour, panel discussion and dinner at John Muir Medical Center was fantastic. Guests entered the dining room to a lovely setting of appetizers and wine. Pupusa appetizers were made by Gloria Duran, a hospital intern. Delicious! We enjoyed them with some refreshing white wine from local winemakers Tom and Becky Bloomfield.
Following a brief social hour, Alison Negrin took interested visitors on a tour of the hospital kitchen. We not only got to see the meals being prepared for patients but also got to hear about the hospital food policy and Alison's personal philosophy of food.
The tour ended and everyone returned to the dining room. A distinguished panel discussed the challenges and rewards of working to revolutionize hospital food. At the conclusion of the discussion, guests were all invited to dine on the menu posted below. Beans from Dwelley Farm were a welcome addition. Discussion around the tables was lively and everyone was thinking about their next hospital visit and wishing the food would be as good, clean and fair as the food at John Muir Medical Center.