If you love American fashion, history and food, then you’ll want to check out Kansas City’s Johnson County Community College (JCCC) special 5-course pre-Valentine’s Day dinner. It may be just the thing to get your heart pounding.
On Friday, February 13th from 6-10 pm, faculty from JCCC’s Fashion Merchandising & Design Program and the Hospitality and Culinary Academy are partnering to create the first dinner of its kind at the college that will take guests through the fashion and food trends of the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
JCCC Fashion Merchandising & Design Instructor, Britt Benjamin, will be raiding the on-campus designer closet to put on display the most important clothes trends of each decade, while JCCC Culinary Instructor, Chef Felix Sturmer will create his own culinary twist on the restaurant dishes that were the most popular in each decade during this 5-course dinner with wine pairings.
“Guests will enjoy an exciting menu that will mirror what was happening in America, covering fashion and food trends from the fifties through the eighties,” said Sturmer.
The menu will feature wine pairings with each course and will start with Lobster Thermidor, representing the French influences of the 1950’s. That will be followed by a second course representing the artistic “Mod” period brought on by the British invasion of the 1960’s. The third course, a seasonal salad, will represent the influences in the 1970’s and of Chef Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkley, and the rise of California cuisine. The decadent power lunches of the 1980’s will feature a decadent duck dish followed by Charlotte a la Russe for dessert.
Talking you through each decade in detail will be JCCC English Instructor, accomplished author and food historian, Andrea Broomfield, who will tie together the fashion and restaurant meals that were on everyone’s hips and lips during each of the four decades.
Tickets for the dinner are $100 per person, and can be purchased here: purchased here: http://www.jccc.edu/foundation/giving/friends-with-taste/events.html
“In addition, guests who attend this dinner will also receive a complimentary ticket for JCCC Student Designer Fashion Show called “Eclectic Statements,” to be held on Friday, March 6th at 7:00 pm in the Carlsen Center,” adds Benjamin. Tickets for the fashion show will be given out to each guest at the dinner.
Fashion never tasted so good!