A unique and tasty dining experience in Lehigh Valley
March 8th, 2010 posted by Mike Stershic
With two very strong community colleges in Lehigh Valley, it should come as no surprise that culinary arts is a curriculum option. But did you know that at Northampton Community College, they actually have a restaurant on site where you can indulge in fine dining while culinary arts students receive hands-on training? It’s called Hampton Winds and it’s open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner (check their website for hours and reservations).
I recently had lunch at Hampton Winds. I had one of the soup and sandwich specials. The soup was a Montego Bay Lobster Bisque and Crab Chowder duet. This soup combo was artfully presented in a wine glass with the creamy bisque side-by-side the spicy chowder. It was an excellent combination of tastes and textures.
Next I had the Grilled Chicken Breast Milan. It was grilled chicken with fresh spinach, mozzarella, prosciutto and marinated tomatoes on a pepperoni roll. It sure sounded healthy, and it tasted great. The sandwich came with waffle chips, which were crunchy and tasty.
Remember, this is a training restaurant. Don’t be surprised to have more than one server and some creative combination meal options. Time may slip by a bit also, so don’t go if you’re in a big hurry. But the food is excellent. I can’t wait to have dinner there.
Have you ever eaten at a culinary training restaurant?