History on the menu at Aquinas

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An important piece of French culinary history being presented to Aquinas College, Ringwood.4 March 2019

An important piece of French culinary history has been presented to Aquinas College, Ringwood.

As a token of gratitude and camaraderie, the college’s French sister school, Lycée Notre Dame Du Roc, presented it with a menu from an exclusive luncheon hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron. The luncheon at the Elysée Palace was a gathering of over 70 heads of state, including the Governor-General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove, to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

The presentation of the menu took place last week at a French dining experience hosted by the visiting hospitality students from Lycée Notre Dame Du Roc to thank their Australian host families. The relationship between Aquinas College and its French sister school goes back almost 25 years, with hundreds of students experiencing both cultures over that time. The French hospitality students who are currently immersing themselves in a taste of Australia have enjoyed attending a range of classes at Aquinas College from music to sport, as well as visiting Queen Victoria Market, Puffing Billy and a behind-the-scenes hospitality tour of the MCG.

Alain-Pierre Hermouet and Paul Herbreteau from Lycée Notre Dame Du Roc presented the menu to Peter Griffin, Aquinas College Deputy Principal - Students, at the Wurundjeri Trade Training Centre.