I remember times during my childhood when my family would make homemade pasta, meatballs, chickpea and chocolate cookies, and other Italian family-recipes. I’ve always grown up around true Italian food, and being an Italian-American at the University of New Hampshire, the dining halls made a good choice of creating an Italian cuisine night.
Most nights in the dining hall, there is always pasta with red sauce or Alfredo. However, this particular dining celebration appears to be a festival of Italian food. Flowers were spread everywhere around the dining hall in Holloway Commons; reminiscent of an Italian countryside. The food was steaming hot and smelled so good that I could smell the savory Italian scents before even stepping into Holloway Commons. It was a breath of fresh air; everything smelled like home to me.
Holloway Commons had the baskets of hot bread, pasta made into almost every recipe possible, and meat dishes to die for. There were even small dishes such as olives or roasted red peppers to put on bread slices. The food was delicious and was true to the flavor it should be; nothing was too salty, or too cheesy, or drenched in garlic like a lot of poorly-made Italian dishes are made. Holloway Commons blew me away with their vast variety of Italian cuisine which all reminded of the dishes I ate at my grandparent’s house or had at family celebrations.
Whether or not you consider yourself an Italian-food lover, Italian Night at Holloway Commons is guaranteed to be where you want eat. Not only are all of the essential and popular dishes made, but there are so many other less-popular Italian dishes that are just as good. It’s a perfect opportunity to try something new, and you just can’t be disappointed by the food as the atmosphere will encourage your appetite for the some true Italian cuisine!