January 27, 2014

Boulder wildlife center hosts 7-course vegan fundraiser dinnerIf you’re enrolled in a Boulder culinary arts program, you might be interested in attending the upcoming seven-course fundraiser dinner at Jill’s Restaurant on Feb. 4. According to Eat Drink Boulder, the event will be hosted by the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, a wildlife center that works toward helping injured, orphaned and sick wildlife.

The dinner is a steal at $54.95 per person, and all profits will benefit the wildlife center. The menu was designed by executive chef Laurent Mechin.

For the first course, guests will be treated to an amuse bouche of snow peas, baby beets, an asparagus bundle and tapenade. Next up is a green lentil soup with curry-rubbed tofu. Later in the meal, guests will enjoy a Nishiki rice cake made with napa cabbage and kimchi broth. Additionally, a Moroccan couscous will be on the menu with chickpeas, semolina, harissa and cilantro. For the sweet tooths, the chef will prepare hand-rolled chocolate truffles.

As you can see, there are many different cultural influences in this seven-course meal. It will be a great way to put the food knowledge you learned in your culinary arts program to the test. So head to the dinner to see if you can recognize any of the exotic ingredients.