Longfields high school students serve special fund-raising dinner

Longfields high school students serve special fund-raising dinner

Meal on June 2 at Town restaurant, Elgin Street, to raise money for a public skateboard park

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MAY 27 14 – 5:15 AM — Just a quick heads-up for a superlative public culinary event this Monday, June 2, at Town restaurant, 296 Elgin St., where nine Grade 12 culinary arts students in the Restaurant Management program at Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School, with support of Antique Skate Shop, will prepare a special four-course menu.

town POS LOGOThe meal gives suburban Barrhaven high school students experience in restaurant service, part of the culinary program set up by instructor and certified Red Seal chef Kent Van Dyk.

Tickets are $65 for the 6:30 p.m. dinner, or $85 with wine pairings. Profits go to the Ottawa Skateboard Community Association #1SquareFoot project charity, which is raising money for a custom concrete skateboard park in McNabb Park at Gladstone and Bronson avenues.

“We’re maxing out at 50 people,” says Town co-owner Lori Wojcik, “but we’d be happy with about 30 to 35 for dinner.

“There’s also an after-dinner party starting at 9 p.m. with a donation.

OCCSA_sideBig_large“All students and staff are donating their time, which we think is pretty excellent. It’s great to see these kids now graduating, as we have been working with them since they were in Grade 9.”

Town restaurant and its co-owners Lori Wojcik and chef Marc Doiron are among local restaurants and chefs who have regularly helped with the school’s annual student fund-raiser, a gala evening called Food for Thought, since the restaurant opened in 2010.

The dinner menu looks like this:

– Halibut ceviche with chilled spring pea soup

– House-made ricotta-stuffed ravioli, grilled asparagus and roasted tomato ragu

– Arugula pesto marinated chicken, creamy polenta, broccoli rabe

– Dark chocolate lava cake, rhubarb sorbet.

As well, snacks after 9 p.m. are:

– Mini bratwurst on a bun withn home-made sauerkraut

– Meatball “lolipops” with marinara dip

– Crispy pierogies with chive sour cream.

Tickets available by clicking on the poster, or link here.

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