Dining at the Culinary Arts Center

Open Kitchen Menus and Classical Gourmet Dinner

Our culinary students are cooking, and the kitchen's open to the public! Join us at the MCC Culinary Arts Center for luncheons and dinners featuring a full-course menu of tantalizing, classic dishes. While our student "chefs-in-training" will wow you with their culinary skills, our wait staff of culinary arts and hospitality students will provide you with superior table service. We invite you to join our students as they learn and you enjoy a relaxing and delicious meal!

Gourmet Dinner

Tuesday, November 29, 6:00 p.m.
Culinary Arts Center, Student Services Center
Tickets: $90

Enjoy a Classical Italian Dinner, with Wine, Prepared by MCC’s Award-Winning Culinary Arts Students

Antipasto: Basil-Breaded Asparagus with Tomato Jam
Pasta: Wild Mushroom and Spinach Ravioli with a Chive Butter Sauce with Pecorino Cheese
Zuppa: Tuscan Vegetable and Bean Soup with a Parmesan Frico
Primo: Seared Scallop with Mascarpone Pea Pureé topped with Crispy Prosciutto
Platto di Mezzo: Brined, Frenched Pork Chop with Creamy Polenta and Broccolini with Stewed Peppers
Insalada: Orange and Fennel Salad with Rosemary
I Dulce: Zabaglione Gelato with Lemon Thyme Cream and Almond Biscotti

Seating is limited; tickets on sale now: $90/person. To purchase tickets, go to http://bit.ly/2dYQxJF. Note: Advanced sales only; no tickets will be sold at the door.

All proceeds benefit Hospitality student clubs and teams.

Reservations for Open Kitchen Meals

Reservations are required for all meals.

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Additional information appears at the bottom of the page after the menus.

Open Kitchen Luncheons

Luncheons begin at 12:00 p.m. and are $8 per person. Luncheons that are part of special lecture series are priced differently.

We are offering several opportunities to dine with us! Please see the menus and dates below;


Tuesday, September 20

Greek/Turkish Family Style Luncheon
Appetizers: Hummus, Dolmade, Salata Khodra
Entrée: Lamb & Chicken Kebab, Vegetable Kebab
Saffron Rice Pilaf
Grilled Pita
Dessert: Baklava and Ice Cream


Tuesday, November 1

Cream of Tomato Soup
Freshly Baked Bread
Waldorf Salad
Sautéed Chicken Breast with Mushroom Sauce
Buttered Vegetables
Rice Pilaf
Apple Crisp


Thursday, November 17

Manhattan Clam Chowder
Freshly Baked Bread
Garden Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Seafood Newburg in Puff Pastry
Roasted Vegetables


Tuesday, November 22

Cream of Broccoli Soup
Freshly Baked Bread
Spinach Salad with Cooked Salad Dressing
Roast Pork Loin with Apple Sauce
Braised Red Cabbage
Mashed Potatoes


Thursday, December 1

Portuguese Sausage Soup
Freshly Baked Bread
Roasted Beet Salad with Gorgonzola Cheese
Baked Cod Filet Portugaise
Zucchini Sauté Provençale
Wheatberries with Pecans


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Minestrone Soup
Freshly Baked Bread
Tomato and Avocado Salad with Herbed Vinaigrette
London Broil with Fruit Salsa
Mixed Vegetables with Herbs
Bulgur Pilaf
Carrot Nut Cake

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Additional Information

Menus are subject to change.

Reservations must be paid in full at least two weeks in advance of the meal; payment is required at the time of the reservation.

For credit card payments, please call 860-512-3638; for cash or check payments, please visit the Bursar’s office, Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

For additional information, please call 860-512-3638.