Recently we learned that nearby State University of New York at Delhi had one of the only state university culinary/hospitality programs that offered ice carving as an elective for students. (And not only ice…butter, vegetables, fruit, chocolate & pastry as well!) We made a mental note to visit to see firsthand for ourselves…and maybe try our hand at some carving ourselves.
Our “mental note” turned into a “must do now” when we were invited to join the students following their ice carving class for a dinner at the school’s student-run restaurant, Signatures. Umm…ice carving followed by an amazing five course meal that only costs $30? Sign us up. Often. (The restaurant is open to the public. We highly recommend it as an amazing date night spot…and your date won’t even have to know you only spent $60.)
Check out the slide show below to learn all that we did about the art of ice carving, and see Brent not cut off any digits.
Special thanks for our special day to David C. Brower, Hospitality Department Chair & Professor, Instructor James Margiotta, CEC; Students Patrick McIntee, Caitlin Jones & Jessica Monahan; and all of the students and faculty who prepared and served our meal, as well as our fellow dinner guests.