FCC Student Restaurant Opens to the Public with Three-Course Dinner Service


The public is invited to dine at the FCC gourmet student-run restaurant, 200 Monroe, which opens for its eighth season this month.
FCC students enrolled in the Hospitality, Culinary, and Tourism Institute (HCTI) will showcase their skills during dinner service provided on Thursdays from Feb. 28 until May 9, with the exception of March 28 during the College spring break.
Guests can enjoy an all-inclusive three-course meal for $35 (tax and tip included), prepared and served by HCTI students under the guidance of the chef and dining room instructors.
Menu options include:
First course: Monroe seasonal salad or smoked mozzarella arancini
Second course: Salmon en papillote, couscous and grilled vegetable tagine, flemish beer braised petite beef tender, or chicken roulade
Third course: Seasonal crème brulee, flourless chocolate cake, or lemon curd tartlet

“Our restaurant 200 Monroe offers our culinary and hospitality students a capstone learning experience where they cook and serve the public as they near the completion of their program of study,” said Elizabeth DeRose, HCTI manager. “Students gain firsthand experience in applying what they’ve learned in the program to the operation of a full-service restaurant, and our entire community gets to play a valuable role in students’ learning experience while enjoying an excellent meal.”
Guests will meet the students, who will rotate between the restaurant’s open kitchen and dining room. While in the kitchen, students work on a la carte food preparation, cooking, and plating techniques. While working the dining room, they learn various styles of table and beverage service with a focus on service sequence and guest hospitality.
Advance reservations are required and accepted online only by clicking here. Only major credit cards are accepted for payment.
For more information on the FCC Hospitality, Culinary, and Tourism Institute, click here.