Culinary students create desserts for Rolling Stones backstage
Posted June 30, 2015
Updated July 1, 2015
Durham, N.C. — Students at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham are creating special desserts to be served backstage at the Rolling Stones concert Wednesday at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh.
On the menu: an oversized chocolate version of the band's iconic lips and tongue logo and edible guitar centerpieces featuring cookie picks. They are also putting together a sushi presentation.
Students have been working on the displays at the institute's kitchen at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham.
The institute was contacted by the band's caterer to create something for the band's technicians to enjoy Wednesday afternoon.
A Raleigh ice sculptor is creating a special design for the VIP area where the band and crew dines. Todd Dawson of Ice Occasions.
"I've always really loved the Stones so this is a really cool piece to get to do something for them," Dawson said. "It’ll have all four Stones and should be a pretty good showpiece."
And even more local connections. The Duke University Vespers Ensemble will be on stage with the band singing back-up during one the group's classic songs. It will likely be "You Can't Always Get What You Want," which the band has been playing as part of its encore.
The show starts at 8 p.m. with openers The Avett Brothers, who are also from North Carolina.