Issue 107, February 2012
For the love of food
Cooking for their Valentines

It was an ‘extra-special’ Valentine’s Day celebration for the participants who attended the first-ever culinary cuisine class organised by the NTU Alumni Affairs Office, at the Coriander Leaf restaurant.

Instead of having a conventional dine-out on Valentine’s Day, participants had the opportunity to cook something together and enjoy their own creations that evening. For some of them, it was their first time preparing a special celebratory meal, but the chefs present in class made every dish that might have been difficult to prepare easier.

“I was a little apprehensive in the beginning as it was my first attempt at cooking. But the chefs provided good guidance and I am quite amazed at the dishes I made on my own. It’s nice when we can make Valentine’s Day a little more special with our own dishes.” said Mr Benjamin Ho (SCBE/2005).

The special dishes included roasted eggplant and pomegranate salad, tomato soup with cumin, miso gratinated salmon with buttered asparagus, and black pepper crusted beef fillet with confit of Sarawak pineapple. Dessert was everybody’s favourite warm lava chocolate cake with vanilla ice-cream.

The evening wrapped up with everyone tucking into the delectable dishes they had prepared.

© Alumni Affairs Office