Talented Students Create One Historic Meal
Fresh greens and red wine vinaigrette in a parmesan bowl, braised stuffed pork chops with red wine reduction sauce ... pumpkin butter cake—students create culinary delight for a good cause at the Geneva History Center.
The event showcases the antique Neapolitan nativity set which was first displayed by Kate Raftery, founder of The Little Traveler. Tables will be decorated by members of the community using their finest china, crystal, silverware and centerpieces. A distinguished group of Geneva notables serve as waitstaff, making this a true community event.
This is the second year students in Kathy Jankovic's Restaurant Management class have partnered with this History Center fundraiser.
Dan Velisek, a senior, created the menu, which will include fresh greens and red wine vinaigrette in a parmesan bowl, braised stuffed pork chops with red wine reduction sauce, snappy carrots, corn and zucchini medley and pumpkin butter cake for dessert.
"I wanted to make the meal elegant for the event with a lot of flavor for each bite," said Velisek, who also served the luncheon in 2009. "This is one of the more gourmet items I came up with that has familiar flavors for an adult palette."
Velisek has a passion for culinary arts and hopes to attend Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island next year with the intention of becoming a head chef or owning his own restaurant.
The luncheon is served starting at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 11. Reservations are $55, and all proceeds benefit the Geneva History Center and the restoration of the Crèche.
Contact the Geneva History Center at 630-232-4951 for more information or to make reservations.