Dorothy Rabenold of Whitehall Township, is ready for dessert. In this case it is bananas Foster bread pudding. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photogrphy
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDKaren Schlegel of Allentown, Rita Huber of Walnutport and Milly Gross of Emmaus choose from New Orleans-style lunch offerings at the Mardi Gras open house at The Terrace at Phoebe Allentown. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photogrphy
The Mississippi Mudders provided live music at the Mardi Gras celebration at the Terrace at Phoebe. Musicians included Bob Alexander, vocals and trombone, Ken Moyer, saxophone and George Torrella, (in back) on drums. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photogrphy
Kay Yanoski of South Whitehall Township, gets into the Mardi Gras spirit with a colorful mask. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photogrphy
Chef Mark Gellert shows prospective and current residents of the Terrace at Phoebe how he creates his shrimp etouffee. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photogrphy
ABOVE: Gillian and Maurice Sloane of Nazareth playfully display their Mardi Gras masks. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photogrphy
The Terrace at Phoebe celebrates Mardi Gras with prospective residents
The Terrace at Phoebe Allentown had a Mardi Gras open house on Shrove Tuesday.
Residents and prospective residents were treated to a cooking demonstration by Chef Mark Gellert, director of dining for Cura Hospitality, the food service provider for the Terrace.
The event provided both residents and prospective residents a glimpse of how older adults live at the Terrace at Phoebe.
The New Orleans delicacy prepared by Chef Mark was a Cajun shrimp etouffee, made with shrimp, onions, celery and green pepper.
A roux was used to thicken the etouffee, which was well received by all.