Ivy Tech hosting Middle Eastern Special Cuisine buffet

The Special Cuisines class at Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast invites the community to join its students, faculty and staff for a Middle Eastern buffet March 7. Community members will get the opportunity to sample traditional Middle Eastern fare while supporting students, as they showcase their culinary talents. Guests will be able to sample from the following items:

Buffet Menu

Appetizers
Kufteh– Herb meatballs with tomato-plum sauce

Lahmacum– Flat bread with lamb and tomato

Baba Ghannouj– Mashed eggplant with pita chips

Muhammara– Red pepper and walnut dip with pita chips

Soup
Cold Cucumber Yogurt Soup– Smooth cucumber, mint and yogurt soup finished with a mint lemon ice cube

Salads
Shirazi Salad– Cucumber, tomato and red onion in lemon oil dressing

Salata Adas– Garlicky lentil salad

Entrées
Kafta– Lebanese beef kebabs with an array of spices

Kuku Kadoo– Persian zucchini frittata

Chicken Biriyani Spiced with Saigon Cinnamon

Lemon Couscous with Peas and Carrots

Shirin Polow– Iranian rice pilaf

Loubieh Wa Hommus Bi-Ziet– Lebanese-style green beans with chickpeas

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

 Desserts
Baklava– Rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with honey

Siphnopitta– Honey and cheese cake

Ma’Amoul– Nut-filled pastry

Dinners are open to the public. Reservations are required. The dinners are served on Ivy Tech’s Coliseum Campus (3800 N. Anthony Blvd.) in the Hospitality Room (enter door 24 on the north side of the building). Cost is $20 per person, cash or check only. Wine is available at an extra cost per glass.

Reservations are taken for times between 5 and 6:30 p.m. and must be made at least 24 hours in advance. To make a reservation, call the Special Cuisines line at 260-480-2002.

For the complete dinner schedule, visit IvyTech.edu/northeast/dinners.

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