Dining at the Culinary Arts Center

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!

Open Kitchen Meals 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.

Reservations for Open Kitchen Meals

We are offering several opportunities to dine with us. Reservations are required for all meals.  Please see the menus and dates below; additional information appears at the bottom of the page after the menus.

We are no longer able to accommodate beer, wine or spirits at Open Kitchen Meals and other non-Foundation sponsored on campus events. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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Open Kitchen Luncheons

Luncheons begin at 12:00 p.m. and are $10 per person.

November 27, 2018 Sold Out

French Menu includes:

First Course: Watercress soup served with brioche
Second Course: Zucchini stuffed with mushrooms and ham
Third Course: Red snapper fillets with shrimp, artichokes and tomatoes served over a bed of rice pilaf with green beans marinated in ramp pesto
Fourth Course: Deconstructed cheesecake with a cookie crumble and fruit puree


Gourmet Dinner

December 4, 2018

Savor the cuisines of Spain and Portugal. All proceeds benefit Hospitality student clubs. The menu will feature a seven-course gourmet meal and paired beverages.

Iberian Menu

Taste of Spanish Tapas: Roasted Marcona almonds, marinated Spanish olives and Manchego cheese
Cassoletta de Paella: Paella of chicken, shellfish and chorizo
Caldo Verde: Potato kale soup with ham crisp
Garlic Roasted Pork Shank: Fig-piquello pepper chutney, cauliflower crumble, empanada crust
Intermezzo: Blood orange sorbet
Olive Oil-Poached Monkfish: Wilted spinach, roasted vegetables, traditional tomato sauce, topped with a potato crisp
Grilled Pulpo: Octopus over fennel and frisse salad, candied beets, salsa verde vinaigrette
Pastel de Nata: Traditional Portuguese egg tart with cinnamon and sugar

All proceeds benefit the Hospitality Students and the MCC Foundation. For more information email Ricardo Aragon at raragon@manchestercc.edu or make your reservation at http://weblink.donorperfect.com/GourmetDinner

 

Make Your Reservations Today

Menus are subject to change.

Guests should be aware that meal service is an educational exercise and not a real restaurant situation; as such, the culinary art’s department does not have the capability of providing “take out” or “doggy bags.”

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 860-512-3648; 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 860-512-3648.