A French-Canadian dinner hosted by the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Upper Michigan Culinarians Inc. will raise scholarship funds for Northern Michigan University hospitality management students. It is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center. The event begins with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. Reservations are required by Thursday, May 7.
Cuisine originating in Quebec and representing one of the Upper Peninsula’s largest ethnic groups will be featured. The six courses include Tourtiere avec Nougabricot, a miniature ground pork pie served with a preserve of apricot, almonds, pistachios and U.P. honey; Pois Créme Salad; Lac Tartare de Truite, cold smoked lake trout with egg, red onion, tomato and fromage a la crème; Beouf et Pommes de Terre, smoked and braised beef short rib; Fromage, brie with potato, bacon and roasted garlic; and Maple Quartet, a dessert of Crown Royal-soaked cake, Buerre Fouette, glazed pecans and shortbread cookie.
French-Canadian folk music will be performed by Dave Bezotte and Daniel Truckey. The Beaumier Center will also present the 2015 U.P. Folklife Award during the dinner.
Tickets are $75 per person. To reserve a spot, visit https://www.regonline.com/2015FrenchCanadianDinner. For more information, call 227-1219.