New England Clambake

June 15, 2015
Plate with two lobsters and butter

Nothing says summer in New England like a clambake

Whether you’re interested in an outdoor event right here at the University of New Hampshire or at an off-campus destination you’ve scoped out, a summertime food event is not one to be taken lightly. So… CLAMBAKE!

Everyone loves a traditional New England clambake, and the UNH Conferences and Catering staff puts an impressive spin on it. Truth be told, they’ll work with you to ensure you have everything you want on the menu.

Here’s a rough idea of what you can expect. First off, the clams. No clams, no clambake, right? So you can expect a thick, creamy New England-style clam chowder, the kind that tastes so good you’ll have to have another bowl. Then, of course, steamed clams. Nothing like dipping steamers into broth and butter.

Surf and turf at your clambake

From there – oh yeah, the clams are just the “appeteaser” – we talk entrees. The guess is that steamed lobster with drawn butter will be a big hit. And if you’re gonna surf, how about a little turf? Grilled sirloin steak might be the way to go, along with some marinated or barbecued chicken. Bone in? Boneless? You choose, it’s your day!

When talking sides, steamed corn on the cob with, yes, more butter, is always a bit hit. From there our chefs can whip up homemade cole slaw, boiled red potatoes, or even a delicious summer salad featuring local greens and veggies.

It’s worth noting, UNH Conferences and Catering uses fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. That includes a vast majority of everything you see on our menus. We can also cater to any dietary restrictions or preferences you and your guests might have.

Ah, and before we forget, gotta have dessert. We’d recommend homemade strawberry shortcake, along with fresh watermelon, but believe it when we say; there are plenty of other options!

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