April 2, 2008

Trillium Dining Cleans Up Nice for Taverna Event

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Sometimes RPU and Appel just don’t hit the spot the way they used to. The H ADM 405 students capitalized on this, and took a bit of Banfi’s to Trillium Saturday evening. Transforming the eatery that’s usually closed at dinner and mostly a cafeteria into a sit-down establishment, these hotelies offered at four-course pre fixed menu to anyone with a Cornell Card and a hankering for some steak. With everything from sparkling and still water to three more utensils than you ever thought there would be a reason to have, no detail was spared. There wasn’t as much pomp and circumstance as the Guest Chefs dinners, but that made the experience more accessible to the average Cornellian. The $30 price was a steal for a giant steak, salad, pasta course, artisan bread and cheese, multiple (non-alcoholic) beverages and fantastic fresh-berry parfait dessert, and especially for the beautiful atmosphere looking out onto a sunset from the Trillium window wall. The students running the event were exceptionally professional and attentive, from the immaculate, perfectly-positioned table settings to hiring a string duo to provide atmosphere to the casual eatery. If these events became a regular fixture on campus, students would surely come flocking to the makeshift Taverna.