Thursday February 9,
restaurant to offer 4-course dinners in Chilliwack
Released by Ann Russell, UFV
Culinary Arts students are broadening their cooking repertoire with a new
initiative at UFV. They've already mastered lunch-time fare; now they're
looking to hone their fine dining skills.
Next week, Rivers Dining Room will be opening its doors to the public for
dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday nights through to May.
Located at UFV's Trades and Technology Centre at the Canada Education Park
in Chilliwack, 5579 Tyson Rd, the restaurant is launching on Tuesday, Feb.
14 - Valentine's Day.
All of the meals will be prepared by UFV's Culinary Arts cooks-in-training,
who currently take on the daily task of feeding hundreds of fellow students
in the Trades and Technical Centre cafeteria. (The public is also welcome to
drop in for lunch.)
"We want our students to get a really wide range of cooking experience, and
offering gourmet prix fixe dinner menus a couple of nights a week will round
out their repertoire," said UFV culinary arts instructor Bruce Corbeil.
The 18 students have experience in standard cafeteria items like
made-from-scratch burgers, pizzas, bacon and eggs, grilled cheese, and soup,
as well as more adventurous fare such as linguine with creamy shrimp sauce,
roasted pork loin with apple sauce, roast beef, quiche, orange ginger
chicken, and beef and cashew chop suey.
When it comes to Rivers, the students will not only be gaining first-hand
experience facing a dinner rush, they will also be working with Corbeil to
learn to prepare fancier fare. The first week's menu includes a choice of
appetizers, including Qualicum Bay scallops and shrimp with cream cheese and
spinach filling. Entrees range from chicken cordon bleu to planked salmon,
rounded out with a dessert selection of chocolate mousse and black forest
Each week, the menu is a prix fixe four-course meal for $25. The first two
evenings, UFV's Alumni Commemorative Wines by Bounty Cellars will be
available. Seatings are at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., with reservations
For more on the Rivers dining experience, and the menu, visit
www.ufv.ca/rivers. The menu will
change weekly so come back often to check it out. Call 604-847-5404 or email
here to reserve your spot.
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