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UNH Culinary Students Serve Up Weekly Dinners from Regional Cuisines
September 14, 2010

DURHAM, N.H. - Students in the culinary arts program at the University of New Hampshire’s Thompson School of Applied Science will once again offer weekly themed meals to the public. Beginning Sept. 23, 2010, and for every Thursday evening thereafter until Dec. 9, the 180 Blue Restaurant in Cole Hall on the UNH campus will serve dinners featuring American cuisines from regions around the country. During the spring semester, the meals will take on an international flair.

The 180 Blue Restaurant will present an upscale dining experience created by second-year UNH culinary arts students. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Guests are allowed to bring their own spirits; the restaurant does not sell alcohol.

“Students participate in everything from planning the menus to buying the food to the preparation,” says Charlie Caramihalis, associate professor and chair of the food service management program at the Thompson School.

Fall menus will feature food from, among other regions, New England, the mid-Atlantic, the Caribbean, Louisiana, and Hawaii. For a fixed price of $14, guests receive a choice of two appetizers, two entrée, a vegetable, bread and dessert. A list of the region being featured on a particular evening can be found at http://www.thompsonschool.unh.edu/180blue.html.

The spring’s international cuisine will boast menus from around the world.

Food allergies can be accommodated.

Reservations are required. Leave a message at 603-862-4760. Cash or check only. No credit cards.

The 180 Blue Restaurant is located in Cole Hall 144 at the western edge of the UNH campus. Parking is available in the visitor's lot adjacent to the building and is free after 5 p.m.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling more than 12,200 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.

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