Last year I attended NAIT's Hokanson chef in residence Chef Susur Lee's luncheon and once again, NAIT has pulled it off by bringing in another great chef for 2012! Chef Massimo Capra. What a wonderful program that NAIT has in bringing in culinary leaders to mentor students and staff and then also letting the public share in it with a luncheon.
(Thanks to fellow food blogger Chris for snapping the above picture of me and Chef Capra.)
The main course was roasted mediteranean sea bass on a seafood and green pea ragout. The sea bass was fabulous, buttery and perfectly cooked. But, my throat actually slightly swelled from eating the peas and tomatoes as shellfish was cooked in the broth. I'm can now confirm my allergy and now it makes me wonder if my body subconsciously told my mind to avoid shellfish for that reason! You never know!
The meal ended on a sweet note with a chestnut and chocolate panna cotta. I found the panna cotta so silky smooth, like an airy mousse, but not overly sweet.
Kudos to Chef Massimo Capra but especially to NAIT and all their staff and students for yet again executing another successful luncheon.