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International Cuisine, Classical French Cuisine Students Serving Dinner This Spring

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Students from the International Cuisine and Classical French Cuisine classes are now serving dinners on select Mondays and Tuesdays this spring in Waterleaf, the fine dining restaurant located in the Culinary & Hospitality Center at College of DuPage.

Students in the International Cuisine class take diners on a gastronomic tour of the world with recipes celebrating the seasons and using the freshest ingredients. Dinners start at 7 p.m. and are presented on Mondays, Feb. 18 (Cajun/Creole), March 18 (Caribbean), April 8 (Persian) and April 22 (Greece). The menu can be viewed here, and the cost is $40 which includes tax.

Advanced culinary students in the Classical French Cuisine class prepare and serve a multi-course meal paired with appropriate wines. Seatings are at 6, 6:15 and 6:30 p.m., and dinners are presented on Tuesdays, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 19, 26, March 12 and 19, and April 9 and 16. Menus do change and can be viewed here. The cost is $55, which includes tax.

Waterleaf is a professionally run, full-service fine dining restaurant.

The restaurant's dining room is used two evenings per week on select dates for student-prepared cuisine. In addition to Waterleaf, the Culinary & Hospitality Center features Wheat Café, run entirely by students, and the Culinary Market, which sells student creations.

Reservations should be made through Diners without Internet or email access should call (630) 942-2284.