Notre Dame dining halls to host celebrity chef

first_imgStudents can tantalize their taste buds Tuesday evening as celebrity chef Jet Tila flies in from Los Angeles to serve up a range of Asian favorites, with a special focus on Thai cuisine.Between 5 and 7 p.m. at both dining halls, the “Chef Jet Menu” will be a step up from the usual dining hall fare, with the appearance of dishes such as honey ginger salad; tom yum soup, a Thai spicy and sour soup; drunken noodles and pad thai, according to a Notre Dame Food Services (NDFS) press release.Apart from performing cooking demonstrations at South Dining Hall, which will be video-streamed to screens at both dining halls, the Cordon Bleu graduate and current Food Network chef will present a new signature dish for NDFS. This is all part of NDFS’ “continued improvements and diversification,” the press release said.“Back in the beginning of the spring semester, we started having conversations on a visiting celebrity chef series and being able to bring someone onto campus,” NDFS director Chris Abayasinghe said. “With this week leading into the last day of classes … we thought this was the perfect time to do it.”Fans of Thai food like freshman Matt Williams are excited about the initiative to bring quality and variety to the dining halls.“I think it’s really cool that they’re spicing things up and bringing in new options to the dining hall,” Williams said. “I come to North most of the time, so I feel like there’s more variety here than there is at South, so I feel South in particular could use some spritzing up. But yeah, more options would be good, especially ethnic foods so I can’t complain about that.”Besides satisfying the palates of those familiar with the cuisine, Abayasinghe said he also wants to target those who have had limited or no exposure to Thai food.“Thai food has some strong universal tones — you have certain curry flavors, fresh basil, ginger — a lot of common ingredients you see throughout many cultures’ cuisine,” Abayasinghe said. “When we think about authenticity, which I think is really what the Notre Dame student is keen on … having a premier chef here to train our staff, I think, will go a long way to our students in terms of acceptance and satisfaction for a meal.”According to the Office of Sustainability website, more than 11,000 meals are served daily at the two dining halls. Although the special menu was designed with practicability in mind, Abayasinghe emphasized the attention to detail “down to the specific brand of fish sauce [Tila] wanted.”“We worked closely with Chef Jet and his team to identify menus that would have both a complexity of taste as well as an easily executable menu for the amount of customers we feed every night,” Abayasinghe said.Abayasinghe said the performance could serve as a model for future events.“The menu items that we will feature will also help us gauge student interest and specific items for us to schedule for future menus,” he said. “The quickest gauge is based on how much of one product we make.”In addition to overseeing the preparation and serving of the food, Tila will train staff on the “significant differences” in cooking different cuisines, such as layering spices and timing to balance flavor and texture, Abayasinghe said.“As we think about the Food Network and its universal appeal to people of various age demographics, inviting [the] chef here is both an opportunity for him for that one-on-one contact with our students and also an opportunity for us to focus on cutting-edge culinary techniques,” he said.According to a NDFS press release from January, Notre Dame was ranked ninth in Niche’s 2015 rankings of best campus food, based on a survey of 64,000 students.For those without meal plans, tickets to the Chef Jet event will be available at the dining hall entrances for $16 for adults and $8 for children aged 6 to 12. Children aged 5 and under are free.Tags: Celebrity, Celebrity Chef, Jet Tila, NDFS, Notre Dame Food Services, Thai, Thailandlast_img read more


Arsenal fans tell Unai Emery to leave Shkodran Mustafi in Dubai after his error against Al Nasr

first_img Read More Comment Mustafi has no shame how’s he getting sat down by Saudi league players 😂— francis (@Coquelin3417) March 26, 2019 PLAY Mustafi was flat on his back as Ronnie Fernandez’s goal crossed the line (Arsenal)Fortunately for Arsenal, Carl Jenkinson equalised in the 42nd minute to pull the Gunners level by half time.But once again, another Mustafi mistake was the key highlight for Arsenal’s supporters, who clearly do not see a future for the German at the club. Top articles Read More Skip Ad Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Arsenal fans tell Unai Emery to leave Shkodran Mustafi in Dubai after his error against Al Nasr Coming Next Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 26 Mar 2019 2:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link45Shares Read More Advertisement Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Mustafi completely out of his depth against this Dubai team 😂 #Arsenal— Talk To Me Nice 🤫 (@SimonHep89) March 26, 2019 Video Settings About Connatix V67539 Skip Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling SPONSORED Even in a no pressure friendly Mustafi is useless.— Hoboken Gunners (@HobokenGunners) March 26, 2019 by Metro 1 min. story Read More / With Mustafi on his back and unable to make a worthwhile defensive contribution, Fernandez then struck a brilliant effort off the post to beat Bernd Leno. Read More Mustafi on his arse again as that ball went in 😂😂😂— Gareth (@gtrebble17) March 26, 2019 😂😂😂 even against some team from Dubai Mustafi is out of his depth— Naitland-Miles (@Naitland_Miles) March 26, 2019 Love how Mustafi fucks up in friendlies as well 😂 #afc— Louis King (@Louisking1) March 26, 2019More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Shkodran Mustafi did not cover himself in glory for Al Nasr’s opening goal (Arsenal)Shkodran Mustafi hit a new low after his woeful defensive error in Arsenal’s friendly against Al Nasr on Tuesday.Unai Emery’s side have been on a warm-weather break in Dubai during the international break and finished their camp with a match against the UAE Arabian Gulf League club.But the Gunners made a poor start to the game and found themselves a goal down after just 14 minutes.A cross from the right flank reached Ronnie Fernandez on the edge of the area, and Mustafi ended up on the floor after being sold a simple dummy by the Chilean forward.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT How tf is Mustafi struggling in a friendly against Al-Nasr SC. Emery needs a knighthood if he gets top 4 with that clown in his defence #ArsenalInDubai— Mo Almeshhedani (@mo_alm95) March 26, 2019 1/1 Sell Mustafi ffs— Will (@Will99__) March 26, 2019 Full Screen Advertisementlast_img read more


NBA Pre-season games: Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs report

first_imgLast Updated: 17th October, 2019 13:10 IST NBA Pre-season Games: Houston Rockets Vs San Antonio Spurs Report NBA pre-season: San Antonio Spurs beat Houston Rockets 128-114 at the Toyota Center, Houston, as James Harden scored 40 points for the dishevelled Rockets. Written By 11 months ago NBA India Games: 5 things you need to know about the basketball league SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Six @spurs score in double figures to lift San Antonio in Houston!LaMarcus Aldridge: 22 PTS, 11-13 FGMJakob Poeltl: 16 PTS, 5 ASTJames Harden: 40 PTS, 10 REB, 7 AST— NBA (@NBA) October 17, 2019 COMMENT FOLLOW US Also read | NBA Legend Larry Bird Is The Inspiration Behind The Twitter LogoNBA pre-season match report The Rockets started the game with little to no energy and never got into a rhythm. With the Spurs coming out strong to take a 14 point lead in the first quarter itself. The second quarter, however, saw the Rockets find a bit of momentum as they managed to tie the same with Spurs still maintaining their 14 point lead. The third quarter ended with the Spurs running away with the game before the Rockets finally finding their feet in the fourth quarter. The game, however, ended with 128-114 to the Spurs, in a game where the Rockets failed to find their feet for much of the game.  Sujay Chakraborty 10 months ago Media events cancelled in China for NBA preseason gamecenter_img Also read | Dream11: Warriors Vs LA Lakers Preview And Predicted Line-upsLaMarcus Aldridge and Dejounte Murray combined to make 19 of 24 shots, with Aldridge scoring 22 points in 22 minutes and Murray 20 in 21 minutes before they sat for the fourth quarter. James Harden led the Rockets with an inspired 40 points and 7 assists but failed to drag his side for much of the game. Russell Westbrook, on the other hand,  struggled through much of his home debut. Westbrook seldom saw the court after picking up three personal fouls in the first six minutes of the game. He recorded seven points in the first half and was scoreless on all three of his first-half three-point attempts. Westbrook finished with 14 points, four assists, four rebounds and eight turnovers.Also read | Column: Clumsy Words Tarnish The LeBron BrandSan Antonio Spurs recorded the first win of their pre-season and prepare to take on Miami Heat on Friday. While, Houston Rockets, have a game against the Milwaukee Bucks to get back to their best, before the new NBA season commences on October 23. Also read | Dream11: HOU Vs SAS Team News, Line-ups And Game Predictions First Published: 17th October, 2019 13:10 IST LIVE TV WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago NBA: Lakers romp to victory over Warriors in pre-season clash 10 months ago Dream11: HOU vs SAS team news, line-ups and game predictions San Antonio Spurs brought their A-game against their South-West rivals Houston Rockets to beat them 128-114 on October 17 at the Toyota Center, Houston. The Rockets fell to their second defeat in the pre-season, in a game they looked very disjointed and failed to find any rhythm. We look at the match report and discuss the key moments from the same.     💪 @aldridge_12 (22 PTS) and @DejounteMurray (20 PTS) led the way in the @spurs’ win at Houston! #NBAPreseason— NBA (@NBA) October 17, 2019 11 months ago NBA issues statement of regret after Rockets owner’s anti-China tweetlast_img read more