Wednesday, November 4, 2009

2009 Nov 4 - Student Chef Redux

2009 Nov 4 - Student Chef Redux

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Today is the "second chance" trip to the Student Chef Restaurant, which is at the Community College, San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA. It is for their students in the Culinary Arts Program. Today Linda and Patti join Elsa and me. This turns out to be Elsa's third trip. She and Grandma had eaten lunch here last Tuesday.
Patti, Elsa and Linda as we used a different parking lot this trip

Linda, Patti and Elsa with the menu

Seared duck and short ribs this time and a different dessert line up

We order and munch on the bread.

All of the ladies have ordered the Rack of Lamb, so in my search of other entre├ęs I go to another table to take a picture of the Short Ribs.
Braised Short Ribs with mashed potato, grilled squash, broccoli rabe, red wine sauce

We each had ordered a salad or soup.
Fall Salad - Mixed greens, apples, persimmons, Gorgonzola, candied walnuts, sherry vinaigrette

New England Clam Chowder - Garnished with potato Gaufrette and chives

Greek Goddess Salad - Butter lettuce, oregano, Feta cheese, roasted red peppers & Parmesan crisp

Meanwhile I had ordered the Seared Duck Breast with apricot risotto, grilled persimmon, $7.00

All of the ladies had ordered the Rack of Lamb with grilled potato, roasted tomatoes, cucumber, Feta cheese, $8.00

Here we are starting to dig in on the Main Course.

After the Main Course I wander around the small restaurant which seats about 40 to snap some pictures while waiting for our dessert.
The Patio has a few customers today since it is sunny and about 72° F {22° C}

Lots of Wait Staff as this is a student restaurant

This little cutie at the next table was eating pasta. Her father was a recent graduate of the Program.

Our desserts arrive. Linda and Elsa have the Pumpkin Creme Brulee - Traditional creme brulee with gingersnaps.

Patti has the Roasted Pear Bread Pudding served with butterscotch sauce.
Notice the spoon shaped cookie

And I have the Chocolate Mousse with white chocolate shavings and blueberry garnish.
The cookie spoon is more pronounced in this picture

The little cutie's grandmother takes a picture of the four of us as we pay our tab

Linda and Patti had never set foot on the campus before. So they were curious about the main cafeteria in the same building as the Student Chef.

Elsa, Grandma and I were on campus recently to see a movie, "The Sensei" that was being shown by the Cultural Awareness Program Committee.
"The Sensei"
"A film that will change hearts and minds..."
Saturday October 17, 2009
Tillie Lewis Theater
Suggested donation: $5
After the show, the film's director and principal cast member, Diana Lee Inosanto, will take questions from the audience. A reception is scheduled between showings.
Information about "The Sensei" at Internet Movie Database


But anyway it was a good thing that Linda and Patti had already eaten lunch.
"Wow, I think I will come here for lunch."

Heading into the parking lot to head home.