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Posted: 07/05/15

Four’s fine food finale

A menu of fine cuisine is coming to West Nottinghamshire College’s fine dining restaurant – Refined – next week as four students graduate and showcase their six course menu.

(lr) Wade Clarke, Mitchell Simpson, Abbi Thornton and Jazzmin Stupple

Graduating students Mitchell Simpson, 19, Abbi Thornton, 18 and Wade Clarke, 23, are all studying the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery and 18-year-old Jazzmin Stupple is studying the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership.

A six-course British contemporary fine dining meal is being showcased by the foursome on Friday 15 May with Jazzmin heading up the front of house arrangements with vintage-style cocktails and décor.

The chefs will be cooking up delights such as a starter of monkfish, sea bass, king prawn and pea shoots in a lemon aioli with shaved fennel and tomato pearls.

Main courses include spring lamb with petit pois a la Francais or Thai crusted cod with spiced risotto and pak choi in a Thai broth.

From the dessert menu, diners can choose almond and honey cake, chocolate fondant or an assiette of coconut which comes with a Malibu ice cream.

Mitchell, from Rainworth, who works as a chef at the Fox and Hounds pub in Blidworth, said: “I’ve really enjoyed my three years at college and I’ve grown to appreciate food and how to create a great dish.

“I’m inspired by many top British chefs and I love cooking traditional British food best.’’

Abbi, from Alfreton, currently works at Bourne’s restaurant in Denby and is hoping to work in a hotel after her graduation. Jazzmin, who lives in Shirebrook, is keen to get some experience of bar work in the UK before embarking on a supervisory role on a cruise ship.

Meanwhile, Wade, from Mansfield, would enjoy a role as a chef in the UK creating great British food in the style of one of his favourite chefs, Tom Kerridge.

Tables can be booked for the graduation meal by calling 01623 413629 and the cost is £24.95 per person.