Penobscot School in Rockland welcomes area residents and visitors to a variety of cultural dinners to be held in July.

Students in the English Immersion Program will pair with area chefs to create meals representative of their country.

On Monday, July 14, Colombian students and Tom Sigler, owner and chef of Comida Latin Kitchen will prepare chicken with salsa criolla. Coffee from Rock City Coffee Roasters will compliment dessert. PRIMO owner and chef Melissa Kelly, joins Italian students Tuesday, July 15 to offer handmade tortellini and cannoli. Italian wines will be served with the assistance of Chartrand Imports. Award-winning chef, Louise MacLellan-Ruf, cooks with students from Spain on Thursday, July 17. On the menu is marmitako, a fresh tuna dish typical of the Basque country. Wine is compliments of The Wine Seller.

Colombian and Italian meals are $20 per person. Spanish cuisine is $25 per person. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance of the meal. Call the school at 594-1084 with questions and to book a place.