Moraine Park fundraising dinner offers many culinary delights

by admin15. March 2009 19:00

In an explosion of flavors, comfort food “goes wild” when Moraine Park Technical College’s Culinary Arts program and the Moraine Park Foundation, Inc. present the annual gourmet dinner on Friday, April 24.


Sponsored by Society Insurance, “Comfort Food Gone Wild” will benefit the Foundation’s general scholarship fund.


A wine reception at 6 p.m. will be followed by dinner in Park Terrace at 7 p.m. Moraine Park culinary students, faculty and guest chefs will prepare an exclusive six-course dinner for guests. The menu will feature duck meatloaf with spring natural sauces and herbed crème fraîche; chilled tomato bisque with fried prosciutto and asiago crostini; Boston Bibb and watercress salad with Thousand Islands espuma; “fire and ice” chicken pot pie sorbet; noveau beef roast bourguignon with lobster mashed potatoes and spring asparagus; and nitrogen whipped ice cream with comfort dessert interpretation.


“We’re taking your mother’s comfort food to the gourmet extreme,” said James Simmers, Moraine Park culinary arts instructor.


“The annual Culinary Arts dinner is a wonderful way for members of our community to enjoy fine dining and good company while helping the Moraine Park Foundation provide scholarships to those who need help funding their education,” said Sharon Nevins Holmes, Moraine Park vice president of marketing and college advancement. “Scholarships are especially significant in these difficult economic times.”


The cost is $100 per person, with the dinner limited to 50 guests. To register, call Debbie Martin at 920-924-3263.


The Moraine Park Foundation Inc. is a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation. Its purpose is to solicit, receive and administer gifts, bequests and property for the development, promotion and benefit of Moraine Park. For more information, contact Debbie at 920-924-3263 or visit