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ECC student’s savory French toast featured on Colonial Café menu

Salvatore Disciacca

Salvatore Disciacca, a 27-year-old Belvidere resident and first place winner of the Colonial Café and Ice Cream French Toast Competition, will have his French toast featured on Colonial’s menu during the month of February.

Salvatore Disciacca, a 27-year-old Belvidere resident and first place winner of the Colonial Café and Ice Cream French Toast Competition, will have his French toast featured on Colonial’s menu during the month of February.

As the first place winner, Disciacca received a $900 scholarship for the Elgin Community College culinary program and the opportunity to have his winning recipe featured on Colonial’s menu.

Disciacca’s creation was a savory Mediterranean French toast, made with sourdough bread, topped with sautéed portabella mushrooms, artichokes, red onion, fresh tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese and glazed with Hollandaise sauce. His Mediterranean omelette will be featured on the menu during the month of February as well.

The competition, held at Elgin Community College last December, featured 52 applicants, narrowed down to 10 finalists by recipe and picture alone. Finalists provided tasting plates to a panel of four judges. Plates were rated on presentation, flavor, taste, freshness, doneness, creativity and feasibility.

Scholarships were received in the amounts of $400, $500 and $700, respectively, to the following three finalists for their creations, including an apple pie, peanut butter and jelly, and pumpkin cheese dream French toast. 

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Related Link: Elgin Community College Culinary Arts Program

 
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