NATCHITOCHES – The Columns Café at Northwestern State University will serve a French-themed dinner from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in Room 225 of the Family and Consumer Sciences Building.
The menu will begin with Chef’s Choice assorted charcuterie plate served with pickles and house made stone-ground mustard, Consommé Adéle as the soup du jour and a salad of watermelon gelée, crab and avocado Napoleon with tomato vinaigrette. The entrée will be duck confit with brie and caramelized apple lasagna layered between thinly sliced aubergine and Bechamel sauce topped with duck lyonnaise demi-glace. Dessert will be poached pears with Gewerztraminer (aromatic wine) with Tahitian vanilla and ginger served with vanilla créme anglaise and a crisp. Brioche with brown sugar lemon butter will be serve along with the meal.
The price is $45.
The Columns Café is a hands-on outreach of the Hospitality Management and Tourism program that debuted last year that serves lunches and dinners on select dates. The Café is located in Room 225 of the Family and Consumer Sciences Building. Guests must purchase tickets in advance and seating is directed so that all seats are filled.
The Columns Café is student-run with seasonal, locally sourced meals prepared in the culinary arts lab and served by students. The Café provides students with experiential learning in the logistics and teamwork required to plan, prepare and serve a formal dinner. All proceeds go towards support of HMT students and academic programming.