Had a great lunch today at the Kovens Center. The students definitely outdid themselves. Full story to follow:
Followup: One of the many great things about working with FIU is the lunches and dinners that are put on by the very talented students here in the Kovens Center. Remember, that FIU, Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism is not a culinary program even though cooking classes are in the curriculum including a class that prepares, markets, and executes several lunches and dinners per semester.
The people at my table found the lunch good, but the lamb was a little on the rare side for some of the guests. Desert was a chocolate mousse served with coffee. These are students, they are not formally trained professional chefs, or expert servers so there are some hiccups. All and all it was a great meal, partly because of the food, partly because of the view of the Biscayne Bay, and partly because of the company. I don't get to go to many of these events, work takes the priority over these things, but they are fun to do. Please, if you are in the area and want to try something for lunch or dinner, and to help out the university, please look at the days, make a reservation and try one out. Next fall the new restaurant and teaching kitchen will be complete, and the renderings are of the best looking restaurant I have ever seen.