Equalities Week: JCR Multicultural Formal

by Sam Hardaker

This past Tuesday, 31 January, Oriel’s dining hall opened its doors to a new type of formal dinner: a multicultural formal. After careful organisation and advertisement by our very own JCR Equalities and Access Officer, Shubh Kumar, the dinner featured four courses, featuring a Greek meze platter, a Moroccan sorbet, Tandoori chicken tikka, and a Venezuelan dessert to finish off. Students were encouraged to dig out and don their cultural formal dress and join their fellow Orielenses in representing and admiring how international the student body is.

Ultimately, the dinner was a brilliant success and an opportunity to celebrate each other’s cultures, or simply the diverse mix that makes Oriel welcoming and friendly – long may it continue!

The menu for the Multicultural Formal was:

Greek vegetable meze platter

Moroccan date and tea sorbet

Tandoori chicken tikka with black garlic mousse,
dal makhani, onion and fennel bhaji,
and Bombay potatoes
Tempura cauliflower with curried
lentil risotto and saffron coconut sauce

Venezuelan quesillo with
coconut, pineapple and mango

The Poor Print

Established in 2013, The Poor Print is the student-run newspaper of Oriel College, Oxford, written by members of the JCR, MCR, SCR and staff. New issues are published fortnightly during term. Our current Executive Editors are Siddiq Islam and Jerric Chong.

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