RLC'S GLOBAL FUSION FINE DINING SERIES NEARLY SOLD OUT
Only a few seats remain on two dates for Rend Lake College's 2012 Fine Dining Series, "Global Fusion."
A few seats still are available for the Friday, April 20, dinner, "One Night in Spanish Thailand." Start this fine meal with a fresh vegetable spring roll with a sweet & savory sauce, followed by an appetizer of warm shrimp or chicken satay, served with your choice of sweet chili sauce or coconut avocado cream sauce.
Diners then can choose from two creative entrées: Thai tuna tacos served with Mexican rice and a mango salad, or poblano rilleno topped with green and red curry sauce and served with jicama stir-fry. For dessert, choose from sweet vanilla tapioca with warm cinnamon churro or a coconut-crusted fried banana with a spice chocolate sorbet. The April 19 dinner is sold out.
A handful of seats also remain available for the Friday, May 4, offering, "Festival of Flavors." This is a fusion of New Orleans Mardi Gras and Brazil Carnival. The starters for this amazing menu include fruit salad caviar with vanilla foam and vegetable terrine with two international sauces.
The choice of entrées will be Brazil beer-marinated chicken breast with mango salsa, served with sautéed Mirliton squash medley and dirty rice, or Cajun scallop and shrimp kabobs with spicy strawberry sauce, served with fried rice balls and grilled zucchini rolls. Finish the experience with a trio of tantalizing desserts: guava cotton candy, strawberry beignet and a passion fruit shooter with tapioca pearls. The May 3 dinner has sold out.
Also sold out are the two other dinners in the series, "A Taste of Russia and its Neighbors" and "Aloha 'Ohana."
These fantastic meals, professionally prepared and served by students in RLC's Culinary Arts program under the supervision of chef instructors, have continued to grow in popularity since their inception.