Friday Night Dinner
October 3, 2011 § Leave a comment
Every Friday night my school is transformed into a restaurant that serves a 3-course vegetarian meal at $40 per person and you’re allowed to B-as much of-YOB without a fee. As part of the final project, each person who enters the Chef’s Training Program (CTP) works with an instructor and fellow group members to develop a menu, prep and cook the food. The main group is assisted by students from other CTP classes.
This past Friday, I was among several other students who helped CTP 201 prep their meal.
Not only did they develop a beautiful menu, they transformed the classrooms with fresh flowers, candlelight and string lights, which gave guests a relaxed backyard feel indoors.
We started prepping Thursday night and finished on Friday. Even though I knew what we were serving, to be honest, I didn’t know what it would look like or how the flavors would come together. Would they even come together? I was nervous.
Later that night, I finally saw how they were plated and had my ah-ha moment when I tasted everything. It was delicious. Why did I even question it? Afterall, this was their final project. They definitely knew what they were doing.
tempeh collard rolls, cauliflower puree, tomato sauce & some $$$ mushrooms
I regret two things from that night: (1) not taking more leftovers and (2) not taking a picture of the dessert.
If you’re ever in New York City, make sure you come to a Friday Night Dinner. You won’t regret it!
FYI: Mine will be on January 13, 2012. Hope to see you then!