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