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Fall dining series begins Nov. 7

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Culinary and Wine Institute at Mercyhurst North East has announced its 2013 Fall Dining Series, launching Nov. 7 at the Lake View Country Club, 8351 Station Rd. (Rt. 89) in North East (membership not required).

The themed, four-course dinner series spotlights cuisine from around the world, including veal schnitzel in a Dijon mushroom sauce in “Hello Germany!” on Nov. 7; duck and Andouille gumbo in “Down on the Bayou” on Nov. 14; stuffed leg of lamb with spinach and feta ravioli in “Opa! Greece Welcomes You!” on Nov. 21; and lemon rosemary chicken with risotto and broccoli in “Benvenuto to Italy!” on Dec. 5.

Hospitality management and culinary students from Mercyhurst University – The North East Campus get invaluable hands-on experience in the industry as they run every aspect of the popular series, including planning the menu, serving as general manager, preparing the meal and washing dishes.

The general managers for this series are second-year hospitality/culinary students Alexandra Watkins of Waterford and Albert Houston of West Newton.

The multi-course dinners include complimentary student-made wine and are $30 per person (including tax). Seating begins at 5 p.m. with dinner served from 5:30 – 6 p.m. A full cash bar is available. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call 814-725-6333.  To join the mailing list, contact Kara Sheldon at For a full menu, click here.

PHOTO: Jaime Scarpine and Jessica Czerwinski