The popular Thursday evening meal with the Rend Lake College Culinary Arts program returns this Thursday, Feb. 9, with two mouth-watering pasta dishes, and everyone’s invited.
According to Culinary Arts Instructor Loughton Smith, the meals will be served between 4 and 5 p.m on a take-out basis, although those who wish may stay and eat in the Student Center on the Ina campus.
Diners may choose from linguini with a creamy pesto sauce and shrimp, or tortellini with an alfredo sauce and grilled chicken breast with broccoli. Salad and a small loaf of bread are included with each meal, and minestrone soup also is available. Meals are $7 each, with the soup a $2 additional charge.
The meals will be prepared and served by students in RLC’s Restaurant Operations class, who, according to Smith, are some of the Culinary Arts program’s most senior students. These students also designed the menu, Smith said.
“They are very sharp. I really didn’t have to show them anything. They just went into action,” Smith said. “They are chomping at the bit to serve this food.”
Anyone interested is asked to call Smith at (618) 437-5321, Ext. 1334, and leave a message as to how many meals, which type and the desired pick-up time. The meals will be served at the kitchen entrance in the Student Center between 4 and 5 p.m.
Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins will be served.
More dinners will be served by the RLC Culinary Arts program in the future. Smith said while details are still being finalized, the group would like to serve a couple of meals each month.