UNH Local Harvest Dinner
There are many reasons to love UNH in the fall: our campus comes alive with students enjoying the crisp fall weather, the foliage on the trees are in full bloom, and school spirit is at an all time high with all of the fall sporting events. One event in particular adds to the jubilance of fall at UNH, which is known as the “Local Harvest Dinner”. On October 1st, all three dining halls served delicious meals, all of which came from locally grown and sourced foods.
Every year the dining halls are always packed with students and families because the food is just too good to pass up. Although it can be overwhelming, the fall harvest dinner is something everyone at UNH should experience. The lavish meal began with some appetizers where students could choose from platters of cheese and crackers and a variety of salads. For the main course, the chefs created carved fresh smoked ham, butternut ravioli with sage butter, honey chipotle chicken, herb roasted red potatoes, fresh corn, sauteed green beans, mashed yukon gold potatoes, grilled sausage, and steak. I ate at Hoco and my plate consisted of the mashed potatoes, chicken, green beans and corn. Everything was so delicious. However, my favorite part of the meal was the dessert.
The line for dessert was probably close to a 20 minute wait but it was worth every minute. For dessert there was chocolate explosion cake, apple crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, maple swirl cheesecake, blackberry and raspberry bars, vegan pumpkin bread, and fresh apples. I chose the apple crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it was absolutely perfect. Overall, it was the epitome of an ideal fall night. If anyone missed this years fall harvest dinner, I encourage you to go next year! The fall harvest dinner just adds to the numerous exciting things happening on campus during fall.
What did you have to eat at the Local Harvest Dinner?