Durham College’s Bistor ’87 Launches New Series to Celebrate Student Diversity

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In celebration of diversity, Durham College’s (DC) Bistro ’67 has launched its first-ever Heritage Series Prix Fixe, allowing culinary students and employees to create and prepare a three-course meal honoring their unique background and culture.

Under the guidance of Bistro ’67 Executive Chef Raul Sojo, restaurant employee Tamara Green, a graduate of the college’s Culinary Management program, recently kicked off the series at the end of July by drawing inspiration from her Indigenous heritage, to create and cook a meal representing the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations) people. With a menu inspired by food that was available before settlers arrived, guests dined on fried Mohawk beans and cornbread, hay roasted venison and enjoyed a dessert of ground cherry and honey sorbet.

The series continues with another prix fixe meal offered tonight (Friday, August 11) and Saturday, August 12, this time prepared by Oliver Yin, a second-year Culinary Management student. Inspired by his heritage and homeland, Oliver has designed the menu and created dishes that will highlight Chinese cuisine. Guests will enjoy his appetizer, a take on a traditional Cantonese dish – Har Gow – this time served as a roll, and a main of Dongpo pork featuring braised pork belly, baby bok choy and steamed rice. Dessert will consist of mango sticky rice cake.

Those interested in experiencing Oliver’s menu can call Bistro ’67 to reserve their spot. The Heritage Series Prix Fixe will continue to run on Fridays and Saturdays into the fall, based on student availability. Please watch Bistro ‘67’s Facebook page for upcoming dates and menus.