Saturday, May 12, 2007

Student Gourmet Event

I also got this info from Paul Homeniuk:

"I am teaching in the Hospitality and Culinary Arts program at LCC. I stepped into the middle of a High school class in Culinary Arts that is a partnership with Eaton Intermediate School District and LCC. My students are putting on a five course gourmet dinner on Friday May 18th at 6:00 PM

The menu is below and I will note that I am baking the breads for the dinner. We still have some tickets available. They are $20.00 each. Contact me here at if you are interested in tickets or call the school office at 483-1328."

And here's the menu for that evening (comments by Paul):

Appetizer course: Gougeres, California rolls, Stuffed mushrooms & Spinach puffs

Most of these "little bits" are student favorites and in some cases their "Show case" project. From the "cheesy" lightness of Gougeres, (pronounced Goo Share) to the "Let's pretend it is healthful" Spinach puffs we think these will kick off this meal nicely!

Soup course: Parsnip & Apple

Light enough to be the second of a five course meal but hearty enough to stand alone if need be. This is an old Irish recipe that reflects the spice trade in it's hey day. Sweet parsnips, tart apple and cream form the base of this delightful concoction

Salad: Class Salad

The students spent some time experimenting with salads and at the time of this being printed the debate over which to use is still red hot. Rest assured there will be plenty of fresh greens and the student's own unique dressing to bring it all to table.

Entree: Filet en croute w/ Ravigote sauce

A simply seasoned beef filet in puff pastry (medium to medium rare) made truly exceptional with an old fashioned Ravigote sauce. This sauce has a checkered history and has been used in French cuisine since the 1600s. Done both hot and cold, in either case the heart of the sauce is fresh herbs.

The entree will be accompanied by the class's own unique blend of seasoned and slow roasted vegetables.

Dessert: Petite Chocolate heart attacks with Raspberry coulis and cream

This award wining treat is a unique version of a flour-less chocolate cake. Rich and creamy it is pushed into the decadent realm by a fresh raspberry coulis and a dollop of whipped cream

Dinner will also include an assortment of fresh baked breads and beverages.

Tickets are $20.00 per person

Dinner will be served in the Kennedy Grill in Lansing Community College's Arts & Science building, 2nd floor.

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