Posted by: Andrea Alexander | April 18, 2013

All You Can Eat at Rutgers Day

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There will be choices to please any palate on Rutgers Day

From barbecue to homemade ice cream or a twisted gyro burger at the Knight Wagon, there will be plenty to please the palate when hunger pangs kick in on Rutgers Day.

And if you are wondering what to make for dinner when you get home that night, check out the Scarlet chef demonstrations on the Cook/Douglass and Busch campuses. Stop by the Busch Dining Hall to watch Chef Brian Petersen prepare his recipe of curry coconut shrimp over jasmine rice. Or visit the Neilson Dining Hall, where Chef Matt Kane will make a chilled asparagus salad with arugula and grilled ramp vinaigrette.

Try some samples and walk away with easy- to-follow recipe cards to make the dishes at home. Want more? Stop in the Neilson and Bush dining halls where the chef’s recipes will be featured for lunch.

“When possible we try to highlight Jersey Fresh produce,” said Sherylyn Tucker of Rutgers Dining Services. “We keep it simple enough so people can recreate these recipes at home. It’s a nice way of giving the community a taste of what we, Dining Services, do at Rutgers.’’

If you’ve heard a lot about the food truck craze and want find out why it’s become the hippest way to grab a gourmet meal on the go, visit the Knight Wagon, which will be parked on Dudley Road across from the Food Science building.  Or grab lunch in any of the campus dining halls and enjoy a $10 all-you-can-eat special.

When it’s time for dessert, visit the Food Science Club on the Cook/Douglass campus where students will be dishing out creamy homemade ice cream. Then cool off at the ice-carving demonstrations nearby.

If BBQ and outdoor dining is your style, visit the Voorhees Mall for some hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers. Or if you dream of auditioning for Ace of Cakes, test your skills decorating cupcakes on the College Avenue and Busch campuses. There will be lots of opportunities to perfect your technique: Bakers are preparing 8,500 cupcakes for the day.

Whatever you’re craving, there will be no reason to go home hungry on Rutgers Day.


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