Some need the excuse of a birthday or anniversary to splurge at celeb chef Jody Adams’ Rialto. Entrees at the Harvard Square restaurant run from $26 for roasted eggplant agrodolce (golden raisins, pine nuts, mozzarella, saffron tomatoes, chickpea arancini ) to $43 for grilled Tuscan sirloin steak (portabella, arugula, Parmigiano Reggiano, truffle oil).
For those interested in global health, here’s another. Louinique Occean, Rialto’s head baker, and Adams, James Beard Award-winning chef, are working with Partners in Health to create healthy meals with local ingredients at University Hospital in Mirebalais.
“Occean, who is Haitian-American, and Adams, a PIH trustee, have come at the request of the medical team to help the kitchen staff make healthier meals for patients, using locally sourced ingredients.
In Haiti, lack of access to nourishing food is at the root of many health problems. About 22 percent of young Haitian children show signs of chronic malnutrition. Doctors and nurses often see poor nutrition exacerbating the effects of other health problems, including tuberculosis, HIV, and diabetes. Malnutrition puts women at greater risk of dying in pregnancy and childbirth.”
Here is another tip for PHI supporters. For everyone who takes PIH’s 3-question, online quiz, a donor will contribute 50 cents to PIH’s maternal health efforts.