Student chefs demonstrate their flair for French cuisine

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Bringing the flavours of France to local residents, the Zest restaurant at Langley College held its first theme night of the year on Thursday (21 January 2016). From Coquille st Jacques (grilled scallops) to Crepes Suzette (pancakes in orange and brandy sauce), the French Night saw the College's talented catering students create a delicious range of dishes inspired by classic French cuisine.

Diners at the restaurant, which is open to the public for bookings, were treated to a mouth-watering menu at a pocket-pleasing price. The fine dining menu, which included a host of classic dishes with a modern twist, offered guests a three-course meal for just £17.50 plus a complimentary amuse bouche and petit fours.

Providing a real work environment for students, the Zest restaurant at Langley College is open to the public and serves a range of delicious seasonal dishes at competitive prices. All food is cooked and served by talented students under the supervision of industry-trained staff.

Zest holds a range of special theme nights throughout the year to showcase foods from around the world, from classic Spanish dishes to mouth-watering Caribbean cuisine.

Diner Tracey Jacques booked a table at the French night to celebrate her mother's birthday. She explained: "I've been to the Zest restaurant a few times now and the food is delicious. It is wonderful value for money and it seems to get better every year."

The stunning Zest restaurant is part of East Berkshire College's Hospitality & Catering Academy in Langley. The academy works in partnership with patrons from some of the most prestigious restaurants, contract caterers and hotels within the region to provide students with the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business.

From professional cookery and food hygiene to front of house service, the new academy offers an array of full-time and part-time courses, including apprenticeships. The College also delivers a range of short courses including bread making, Spanish cookery and cake decorating.

The Zest restaurant at Langley College is open Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as Tuesday to Thursday lunchtimes in term time only. For more information on Zest restaurant, forthcoming theme nights or to book a table, please click here or call 01753 793344.

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