Tickets are on sale for the annual Winter Banquet, presented by Linn-Benton Community College Culinary Arts students, to be held Friday, March 2 with two seating’s at 6:30 and 7 p.m., in the LBCC Commons dining room, second floor of the College Center building, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.
All dishes are prepared and served by the culinary students. This year’s theme for the buffet-style banquet is "A Salute to Russian Cuisine," highlighting the foods of Georgia, Russia and the Ukraine.
A sampling from the menu includes, from Russia: chicken Kiev, mushroom stroganoff, pierogi with beef, and pot roast in red wine; from Ukraine: duck breast with fried apple, Ukrainian kielbasa, Ukrainian cottage cheese pierogi, and chicken in Ukrainian dill sauce; from Georgia: pork-stuffed grape leaves, Georgian braised lamb, beet pkhali, and Georgian poached fish. Desserts include gingerbread, baba rum cake, Easter cake, and blini with smetana.
Tickets are $21 per person and include the complete buffet and beverages. Tickets must be purchased in advance through the LBCC Culinary Arts Department located in the Calapooia Center, second floor room CC-214, or by phone at 541-917-4385.
All proceeds go to support the LBCC Culinary Arts program. For more information, contact LBCC Culinary Arts at 541-917-4385.