Best Lunch Deal Ever Part 4!

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Best Lunch Deal Ever Part 4!

Postby cubanat » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:55 pm

Summary: every Tuesday & Thursday at noon you can get the BEST value (yes, value!) for a multi-course lunch at the Truax campus of MATC.

To begin with, this meal was spectacular. Was it Thomas Keller or Charlie Trotter spectacular--no, but for $15 for 6 courses(including an amuse bouche & an intermezzo) & prepared by students--it was a beautiful thing! Here are a few ingredients they used: lobster, monkfish, ox-tail, short-ribs, asparagus, 2 wonderful sorbets--one asparagus and the other was made with burgundy...just check out the menu:

http://matcmadison.edu/gourmet/menu.htm

Obviously this program/menu can be hit or miss. The students circulate through all different positions of the restaurant, so our server next week will be cooking, etc. But for $15 I'm willing to take the risk. One more thing is that they don't take credit cards--cash only and reservations are a must. I might even go back before the menu changes, that's how impressed I was with not only the food but the service as well (and the ambience was cute/warm to).
Today's experience was a home-run. If any MATC culinary arts students or teachers are reading this, congrats for a job well done!

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Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:20 pm

Six courses for lunch... did you have any room for dinner, or could you doggy bag the leftovers?

I've also heard good things about MATC's culinary program. I knew they had an evening meal every week or so, but never heard about the lunch before.

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Postby cubanat » Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:38 pm

The portions are not large (not tiny though), my friends were full, I am a large eater and I was happy but could have eaten more! They also have a special benefit dinner/reception coming up that sounds nice but I'll be away. $50 for food and drinks...there's a website about it if you google...


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