St John's College Oxford

Mexican food and music at a lively International Evening in Hall

Date 16 February 2018

On 14 February, Hall was transformed for a delicious and lively Mexican dinner.

It has been a year since the College held its first International Hall which celebrates the diversity of our student population. The latest International Evening saw the Hall decorated with Mexican flags and matching serviettes.

The starter was pozole soup served with guacamole and tortillas. Pozole is a common dish served on occasions such as Independence Day, birthdays, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The main course consisted of chicken or vegetable fajitas with Mexican salad and for desert A très leches cake (three milk cake). The meal was complemented by a playlist of classical latino jazz music, courtesy of Jelle Verburg, the International Officer of the MCR.

The students clearly had a wonderful time with one student noting that the dinner was 'A great exposure to Mexican culture and food' and others commenting that the 'dinner was amazing' and that 'the portions were hearty'.

The organisers of this dinner were the JCR International Officer (Toni Busuttil) and the JCR International Rep (Nicole Neo). Nicole summed up the event by saying 'Mexican culture is all about family, community and sharing. We were very honoured to be able to organise such an event to celebrate and expose the JCR members to other cultures. It was also an enriching experience that we thoroughly enjoyed.'

International Dinner Feb 2017

International Hall February 2018