Monday, October 11, 2010

2010 Oct 11 - Student Chef

2010 Oct 11 - Student Chef
San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA
Also 2010 Nov 09 at bottom.

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Today five of us are headed to the Student Chef at the local Community College; Elsa, Jenni, Patti, Gobo and I.
Parking in the Handicap Zone at Shima 1 Parking Lot

Walking in toward the back entrance to the Dining Hall

It is a beautiful, calm day with the temperatures in the high 70's and there are diners in the al fresco area of the Student Chef.
Three tables in the outside patio

We have the round table in the middle of the dining room.
To the left of our table is a group of retired employees from the California Parole Board that Gobo knows

The sign in the hallway where the entrance to the Student Chef is located

The Menu changes from month to month and this semester the Student Chef is open for lunch only and only from Monday through Wednesday.
The October 2010 starters and main courses

The dessert and drink page

Here we have our drinks and are waiting for our starters.

The Starters.
Pork and Pepper Empanada

Corn Chowder

Heirloom Tomato and Mozzerella

Hummus bi Tahini

They tossed in a freebie Hawaiian Pizza

Green Goddess Salad

Eating the starters.
Gobo had the Hummus

Jenni had the Heirloom Tomatoes

Elsa and I had the Corn Chowder

On to the Main Course.
Jenni had the Potato Gnocchi with a side of Collard Greens

I had the Lamb Chops

Elsa and Patti had the Smoked Pork Chops

Gobo had the Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Elsa, Patti and Gobo

The Salmon from the next table

Now it is time for the Desserts.
Jenni had the Chocolate XS Cake

Gobo and Patti had the Apple Pie ala Mode

Elsa had the Creme Brulee

Patti and Gobo

Gobo knew all the four ladies at the next table. Of course three of them went to the same high school as we did.
The Creme Brulee with a Happy Birthday Wish

The birthday girl

The rest of the table

Eating dessert

All of the food was very good and the prices were very reasonable. this little restaurant is a hidden gem. And we will be back on December 1st for their Winter Buffet Fund Raiser.
The Fund Raiser uses the entire cafeteria and is held while school is in recess.

2010 - Nov 09
Having lunch while we buy the tickets to the Winter Buffet.

Today I was going to go to Delta College to buy the tickets for the Winter Buffet. Well, it turns out that five (5) of us decided to have lunch as well as go buy the tickets. So Elsa, Patti, Kenny and I along with a guest Jim head into lunch.
Ken, Jim, Elsa and Patti

Elsa, Jim, Patti and Ken

We are seated at a nice round table as I have made the reservations for 11:30 AM.

For Starters we split a Mushroom Pizzetta which has caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms and scallions.

Patti has the Lentil Soup with bacon, croutons and olive oil which she shares with the rest of us.
The lentil soup was delicious

I have the Spinach and Rock Shrimp Crepes with Organic Mixed Greens, Tomato and Hollandaise Sauce
It too was very, very good

Ken has the Grilled Lamb Chops with Cippolini onions, broccolini and whipped potatoes
We shared a taste of each dish around the table

Jim had the Smoked Duck served over Risotto with Rampicante squash,caramelized onions, mushrooms and herbs.

Patti had the Pork Cutlettes with Spaghetti Squash, Baby Green Beans, Sauteed Mushrooms and Sauce Robert'

And Elsa had a daily special, a Braised Lamb Shank served on a bed of creamy polenta and brussel sprouts.

Elsa and Ken eating.

Jim and Patti working on their dishes.

And now it was time for dessert.
Elsa and Ken had Creme Brulee.

I had the Chocolate Mousse.

Jim and Patti had Sauteed pears in puff pastry with homemade ice cream.

Oh. We also bought the tickets for the December 1, 2010 - Winter Buffet.


1 comment:

  1. Looks WONDERFUL! I'll be looking forward to the pictures you'll take on December 1st!