Italian cuisine was born when, after building the city of Rome, Romulus and Remus discovered Greece didn’t deliver to their new address. Taste the origins of an empire with today’s Groupon to JNA Institute of Culinary Arts. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a prix fixe four-course Italian dinner for two (a $50 value).
- For $45, you get a prix fixe four-course Italian dinner for four (a $100 value).
Each dinner includes the following for each person:
* An appetizer
* A pasta dish
* An entree
* A dessert
JNA Institute of Culinary Arts’ epicurean professors teach budding chefs the intricacies of searing and serving in a student-run eatery. Platters and secret blazer pockets overflow with four courses of tuscan treasures culled from the seasonally rotating prix fixe menu. Stretch stomachs for dining marathons with appetizers, including crostini sporting wild mushrooms in truffle oil and artichoke paired with white beans. Chefs embellish linguine or penne canvases with clam, tomato, or beef accents, or test pasta’s effectiveness as a sleeping-bag material with chicken-stuffed cannelloni. Plumb the depths of signature dishes such as pan-roasted tilapia drizzled in tomato-olive sauce and eggplant rollatini trimmed with spinach and toasted pine nuts. Port-wine syrup cascades over a fig-and-walnut tart that headlines the succinct dessert menu.
Rustic Italian décor pervades a dining area fraught with white linens and wrought-iron chairs bathed in candlelight. Lush emerald plants cluster in front of exposed stones, making way for walls daubed with scenes of Mediterranean sites, including Tuscany’s signature pepperoni orchards.
JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Whether pursuing a life as a professional cook or a behind-the-scenes mover in culinary arts and restaurant management, the students at JNA Institute of Culinary Arts have honed their craft with professionalism and skill for more than 20 years. Students learn real-world lessons in a demanding professional setting, from running a kitchen to pleasing food critics with menus sung in four-part harmony. JNA shows off the fruits of these labors at its onsite restaurant, where the food is both prepared and served by students. The restaurant boasts a seasonal menu, gracing plates with items that have ranged from housemade gelato to cornmeal-dusted scallops.