Careme’s, the student-run, gourmet restaurant at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Academy of Culinary Arts is open for lunch and dinner.
The restaurant offers an a la carte lunch menu with items including Tomato Escarole Soup with White Beans, a Chef’s Soup of the Day, Tossed Garden Salad, Baby Spinach and Mushroom Salad, Roasted Chicken Shepherd’s Pie, Steak Frites, Roasted Tomato Macaroni and Cheese, Southern Fried Chicken Sliders, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Grilled Eggplant and Roasted Pepper Sandwich, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Raisin Crisp and Chocolate Crème Brulee.
For groups, the restaurant will offer a three-course menu featuring locally sourced ingredients, prepared and served with care and attention to detail. The luncheon menu for groups is priced at $16.95 per person, plus tax and a service charge, which helps provide scholarships for academy students.
Careme’s, located at Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, offers a farm-to-table dining experience that’s unique in South Jersey. The restaurant is open noon-3 p.m., Monday-Friday for lunch, and is now open for dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner service ends on Oct. 12, but will reopen Nov. 8 and run through Dec. 20. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted. For reservations or more information, call the restaurant and leave a message at 609-343-4940.
The restaurant is named after the first “celebrity chef” in culinary history, Marie-Antoine Careme. Careme’s command of culinary art was so famous in the early 19th century that he became known as “the chef of kings and the king of chefs.”
The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College recently was ranked the No. 1 culinary school in New Jersey by Best Choice Schools.
The ACA has been training future chefs and food service professionals for more than 30 years. For more information about the academy, visit www.atlantic.edu/aca.