Brunch Fit for a Phantom

UNH Acorns Restaurant scores with food critic

By Tracy Manforte
UNH News Bureau

DURHAM, N.H. -- Light, fluffy omelets, baked sole, fresh fruit, and a bottomless cup of coffee -- It's all part of brunch at Acorns Restaurant in the New England Conference Center and Hotel, which recently earned rave reviews from the Phantom Gourmet.

The undercover food critic from New England Cable News scored the Sunday brunch 88 out of 100 in "gourmet greatness" and rated it among some of the finest restaurants in the area, including the Bristol Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston.

Located on the campus of the University of New Hampshire, Acorns is a full service restaurant and training center for hospitality and culinary students. The Phantom was quick to point out that the staff's "youthful exuberance translates into attentive and friendly service."

Acorns received high marks in all 10 categories and a perfect 10 for its portions. "Limitless buffet portions are very appealing to an anonymous restaurant critic with a limitless gut," the Phantom wrote.

Nestled in the woods of the UNH campus, Acorns also scored high for its restaurant atmosphere, which features original artwork, floor-to-ceiling windows and a fireplace at full blaze during the winter.

Acorns Restaurants serves Sunday brunch from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., during which, according to the Phantom, "you're never rushed, but rather encouraged to try everything that strikes your fancy."

January 25, 2000

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