The next in UNH’s series of gourmet dinners will feature Guest Chef Sam Hayward. Chef Hayward is well known for his pioneering use of local foods at his Portland restaurant, Fore Street. Reserve now — tickets are much in demand, with Saturday’s dinner already near full!
Harmonious Flavors Gourmet Dinner
Guest Chef Sam Hayward
Stillings Hall, University of New Hampshire
Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $60 per person
Guest Chef Sam Hayward, a James Beard Foundation Award Winner, will be featured at the Harmonious Flavors Gourmet Dinner April 29th and 30th. The University of New Hampshire will host six courses of modern, locally sourced cuisine inspired by the origins of musical genres at two Gourmet Dinners in April. Organized by the hospitality management students at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, Harmonious Flavors will be held on Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th at Stillings Hall, 20 Ballard Street, Durham, NH beginning with wine and hors d’oeuvres at 6 o’clock with dinner to follow.
This is the first dinner held that delves into seven musical genres to draw inspirations to create truly unique and flavorful dishes. With Sam Hayward and team of Fore Street Restaurant in the kitchen with the students, the results can only be delicious. Sam is the chef and co-owner of a high-end restaurant in Portland, ME with a focus in sustainable food practices. He will assist the students with menu design and teach them classic culinary technique.
Also performing during the event are the New Hampshire Gentlemen, the premiere all male a capella group from the University of New Hampshire, who have been entertaining audiences throughout the Seacoast area for over 33 years. Having been founded on the ideals of “good singing, and good times,” the NH Gents are sure to add a unique dynamic. Acoustic guitarist, Matt Gargano, will also play during the event.
“It is our goal to execute a flawless night and bring continued success to the hospitality department at UNH,” states Adam Lunt, General Manager of the dinner. “We will present a polished fine-dining event for all to remember.”
Students have five weeks to plan and execute the dinner for 200 guests per night, and take on real-world executive management positions in the process, including general manager, chief financial officer, front of the house manager, executive chef, human resources director and director of marketing.
Tickets for Harmonious Flavors are $60 per person and may be purchased online at http://www.wsbe.unh.edu/gourmetdinner.