Under the glowing yellow lights engulfed by the night drapes, visitors were enjoying wood oven broccoli pizza, freshly made dolsa and wine tastings from one of the local vineyards. But these foods were not what I had come for; I had come to do a little tomato tasting at stall 53, where Alex Jackman introduced passersby to more than 50 varieties of tomatoes grown at his farm.
The website of the Establishment describes it as providing a “refined casual dining experience” to diners, boasting an “eclectic” mix of cuisines and being “classroom first, restaurant second” in its mission. So how exactly does it live up to its reputation? My curiosity could not be quenched without paying a visit myself.
The owner-chefs Corey and Kevin Adleman are relatively new in town. A few months ago they held full-time jobs in big fancy restaurants and the catering business. Taco Tuesday was their first foray into a bigger venture than small office parties and gatherings of family and friends.
The app, Cornell Dining Made Simple, has arrived. Developed by CUAppDev, an iOS project team at Cornell University, the app helps users to browse which eateries are open on campus, along with the hours and menu of the eatery. It also enables the user to share menus with social networking contacts.
The Maple Festival is an annual event that highlights maple production in the Finger Lakes region and the unique food culture surrounding it. This year, the event featured dozens of educational programs, vendors like Cayuga Creamery and Sapsquatch and a guided maple tour by Prof. Brian Chabot, ecology and evolutionary biology.
Before you sit down at one of Cornell Dining’s delicious dining locations and start enjoying your meal, you might want to keep an eye on what you have been piling up on your plate. With a few useful strategies in mind, you don’t need to make unreasonably significant compromises to cut down on calorie intake.