Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The International Culinary Center presents a Pop-Up Restaurant Challenge!

By Alexa Magarian

Students at the International Culinary Center have an exclusive opportunity to design a menu and potentially have it featured in their own pop-up restaurant at L’Ecole.

The objective is to create and execute an original restaurant concept. Students participating in the contest will compete in groups. Each group will create a four-course menu which can reflect any cuisine. If they pass this first round, they then have to create a tasting from their menu and present it to a panel of judges. One team will be selected to open a pop-up restaurant where their original menu will be served for two consecutive Sundays, February 12 and 19.

How exciting would it be to see a menu come to life that you designed? One lucky group will get the chance to transform L’Ecole into their very own restaurant.

Check back soon to see who makes it to the final round, what the judges say, and which menu gets a spot at L’Ecole!

Alexa Magarian is a student in the Classic Pastry Arts program. Originally from Boston, she hopes to combine her background in public relations and writing with her love for cooking and baking. Her greatest joy in life is spending time with her family around the kitchen table, eating dinner together. When she is not tempering chocolate and creating desserts in class, she enjoys traveling for inspiration, and meeting people who are just as passionate about food as she is.

1 comment:

gpapako said...

I miss the FCI and the fun i had there. It was a tremendous experience and wish it lasted longer.( almost did through excess will definitely drop by to see the pop up concept and catch up with the chefs