Mt. Vernon Register-News

February 6, 2013

Culinary Arts Club to hold dinner

Staff Report

— Students in the Rend Lake College Culinary Arts Club are raising money with a Valentine’s Day Dinner scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16.

The fundraiser will allow culinary students to participate in this year’s “Cooks’ Tour of Chicago.”

Three seatings will be offered - at  6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Pat Kern Private Dining Room at the student center on the Ina campus. The cost is $75 per couple.

The meal will begin with duck confit with poached lobster medallions, served with a green apple vinaigrette.

Appetizer choices include dungeness crab cakes with a red pepper coulis and remulade or baked brie wrapped in phyllo dough with raspberries.

Choices of soup and salad are lobster bisque with artichoke crisps, chicken consomme, or spinach and strawberry salad with strawberry vinaigrette.

An intermezzo of champagne grapefruit sorbet will be served.

For the entree, attendees have the choice of marsala glazed filet mignon with sauce Perigourdine and Dolphinouse potatoes, osso bosco milanese with mushroom risotto, or seared fresh Atlantic silver salmon with mustard thyme sauce and roasted potatoes.

Dessert choices will be creme brulee with almond biscotti, chocolate decadence with chocolate/orange mousse or rose ice cream with almond biscotti.

Beverage choices will be coffee, tea or sweet tea.

To make reservations, contact Culinary Arts Club President Samantha Graziani at 437-5321, ext. 1332.