To sample cuisine from India, Morocco and Italy, University of Maine students need only eat in the three resident dining facilities on campus March 27.
In the popular Taste of the World event, offered annually for resident students by UMaine Dining, both menus and decor in each of the dining facilities are transformed, often in consultation with students from the university’s international community.
This year, there will be a Taste of Morocco at Wells and a Taste of Italy at Hilltop. Taste of India at York will be UMaine’s entry in the special event category of the National Association of College & University Food Services dining awards. The cuisine will include: lamb stew with tomato and southern Indian spices, mixed rainbow vegetables with homemade kadai paneer, sweet and sour asparagus with cashews, potato and peas with masala, and mango ice cream.
The international fare in the three dining facilities will be served during dinner.
Local foods will similarly be celebrated March 21 in the Marketplace in the Memorial Union. Maine-based producers and suppliers will provide information and food samples to raise awareness of the value and sustainability of supporting locally sourced produce and products from Maine.