Moraine Park dinner supports scholarships

by admin28. April 2010 19:00

On Friday, April 23, the Moraine Park Foundation, Society Insurance and the Culinary Arts program at Moraine Park Technical College took gourmet dinner guests on a ports-of-call “cruise” featuring the cuisine of Mediterranean countries.

 

The tables are set by Culinary Arts students for the arrival of guests.

Spain, Morocco, Greece, Italy and France were the culinary destinations at Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus. This annual dinner, which features a different theme each year, benefits the Moraine Park Foundation’s general scholarship fund.

 

Appetizers and wine reminiscent of Spain and Morocco were served, followed by the main courses with Greek and Italian influences featuring avgolemono (soup), a Greek salad improvisation, Chianti sorbet laced with fresh basil, filet of beef tenderloin with Spanish ham, and Grande aged provolone cheese and a mushroom duxelle. Musicians from the Winnebago Lutheran Academy provided musical entertainment, sponsored by Fox Valley Savings Bank. 

 

After dinner, guests enjoyed French sweets and pastries as well as Blue Goose Blend coffee by Alterra, provided by the Blue Goose Coffee House in Horicon Bank, and dessert wine.

 

Petits fours created by students await guests after dinner.

More than $4,500 was raised for the Foundation’s general scholarship fund as well as scholarships for Culinary Arts program students.

 

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, call Dr. Sharon Nevins Holmes at 920-924-6326 or visit morainepark.edu/foundation.

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