Class enriched by gourmet meal
Gourmet cuisine provides enrichment to life in general, and for 10 Houghton Lake Middle School students, the experience of creating a gourmet meal was the focus of one of their Enrichment Days classes.
The class, entitled “Seven Course Gourmet Dinner,” was taught by J.R. Lorenz, co-owner and chef at The Firehouse Restaurant and Lounge in St. Helen, assisted by English Teacher Tara Schell. It took two three-hour sessions to prepare the seven course dinner in the hospitality/ commercial foods classroom at Houghton Lake High School Thursday and Friday.
The menu included stuffed mushrooms, southwestern chicken wraps and stuffed wontons as appetizers, an apple-walnut spring salad with vinaigrette dressing and potato soup. For the main course, the students made stuffed roasted chicken with asparagus and roasted red skins and dessert was crème brûlée.
At lunch time on Friday, the students shared their meal with guests including Houghton Lake High School Principal Brent Cryderman, HLHS Assistant Principal Sue Milner and Houghton Lake Middle School Principal Susan Tyer.