TAMPA –The Chefs from Piquant have designed an appetizing menu, not for the Hyde Park crowd, but for the guests of Trinity Cafe, a charitable restaurant serving the hungry and homeless every day in Tampa. The menu includes French onion soup, a variety of Piquant breads to share at the table, Cassoulet, a French hearty country style stew with white beans and a variety of meats, rice pilaf, steamed veggies, and bread pudding for dessert. The name Piquant translates quite literally as “having a pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavor” and “pleasantly stimulating or exciting to the mind;” this is the ethos behind all of their innovative menus.
Chef Castro and Chef Rosana are excited to return to Trinity Cafe for the second year in a row to cook for individuals and families in need, especially during the holidays. “Our values and goals align with Trinity Cafe’s mission of restoring a sense of dignity to the homeless and hungry. We are honored to bring our skills to the restaurant and provide a nutritious and classic French-inspired meal. Our families and staff enjoyed so much the experience last year that we could not wait to come back!” said owners of Piquant, Chef Rosana and Chef Castro.
“We owe a large majority of our success to our community. They have been there since the beginning. From our returning guests to staff members, we are surrounded by support,” said owners of Piquant, Chef Rosana and Chef Castro.
Piquant decided to partner with “Feed the Need Tampa Bay” after hearing about Gracie’s project at last year’s Girl Scouts of West Central Florida’s Desserts First Event. A local Girl Scout & Trinity Cafe volunteer, Gracie Goltermann, recruits local restaurants to “Feed the Need Tampa Bay” to provide a meal for Trinity Cafe’s guests. Approximately 10 other restaurants have joined Gracie’s efforts and are challenging others to serve a meal to the homeless and hungry at least once a year. More information is available at: http://feedtheneedtampabay.com/
Piquant is a French-inspired restaurant and bakery with locations in Hyde Park Village and West Tampa. They have been a part of the Tampa restaurant scene since opening the doors in 2013. During the past three years, Piquant has been awarded for their culinary advancements and recognitions including being a part of the James Beard Foundation Sunday Supper 2016
said Chef Rosana Rivera.
About Trinity Cafe
Trinity Cafe, a 501 (c) (3) non-denominational charity, has been a lifeline for the hungry and homeless in Tampa Bay since 2001, having served more than 1.2 million restaurant quality meals with dignity. Trinity Cafe prepares and serves 300-500 meals each day, 52 weeks a year, and doubled its impact on hunger in 2016 by opening a second location. At Trinity Cafe, we provide a meal. But it’s so much more than the meal. We show respect, kindness, acceptance and compassion to all we serve.
For more information, to donate or volunteer, go to trinitycafe.org.