Dining Experience

FALL 2019
UNH Hospitality Program Presents

The Secret Garden
"From Garden to Gourmet"

10 Garrison Avenue
Durham, NH 03824

The Advanced Food & Beverage Class Fall dining series.
Watch this short video to see and hear what our dining series experiences are all about.



During the academic year, Advanced Food and Beverage students majoring in Hospitality Management delight the University community and beyond with dining experience. The "Dinner and Brunch series are an opportunity for students to apply fundamentals learned through classes in the Hospitality Management Program, and give the students real-world, hands-on experience. Students are responsible, with instructional guidance from faculty, for all aspects of the event: planning and preparing the menu, selling and marketing the event, managing finances, and creating an enjoyable night for all who attend.

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This year we are excited to be taking a different approach to the dinner. Instead of a banquet style event, we are having a prix fixe menu with interactive stations, and will be taking reservations. There will be a cocktail area for those waiting for their table and reservation times are indicative of the time your table will be seated.

To purchase tickets click on the date:

Friday - November 15, 2019

Saturday - November 16, 2019

Sunday - November 17, 2019

Price for Dining Series: 
- $50/person Dinner
- $30/person Brunch
- $25/student Brunch

We will try to accommodate all reservation requests. Thank you for your understanding.

Through the help of all generous sponsors, we are able to present a successful event to showcase our passion for the hospitality industry. Given the stability from such kind donors, we have the ability to turn the skills that have been acquired through our time in the Hospitality Management Program at the University of New Hampshire into a tangible event for everyone to enjoy. If you choose to extend a hand, financially, the team will graciously add your company, or personal, name to our advertised list of sponsors and put it toward enhancing the education of our students. If you graciously choose to sponsor our event, please follow the “BUY TICKET” tab above and follow the link to purchase a ticket. Once registered, follow the “Sponsorship Only” tab to complete the donation.

Once the sponsorship has been completed, it would be our pleasure to advertise a logo on the back of each individual menu, showcasing the sponsors only, and their importance to the success of our event. By sponsoring the hospitality management team of an amount at or above 250 dollars, it is considered to be a gold-level sponsor. This means the company name, or personal title, will also be featured on a poster for all guests to see, highlighted as such. Following the gold status sponsors would be the silver-level sponsors, which consists of a sponsorship under 250 dollars. Please reach out to our team with any further questions. Again, we truly appreciate all the continued support, and we sincerely thank you!

Any further questions or concerns, please contact our General Manager, Cassandra Hall at cah1034@wildcats.unh.edu.

DINNER MENU
APPETIZERS

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
Brie Crostini
Spanakopita
Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates
Cucumber Smoked Salmon Bites

SOUPS
Autumn Butternut Bisque
Spinach & Artichoke Parmesan

SALADS
Mixed Berry
Topped with Goat Cheese & Toasted Almonds
Colorful Quinoa, Corn & Beet
Topped with Avocado & Pepita Seeds

ENTRÉES
Autumn Roasted Chicken
Chicken breast rubbed with paprika, coriander and cinnamon
Served with roasted carrots and potatoes
Crab Stuffed Haddock
Baked haddock with crab meat stuffing, lemon and butter
Served with parsnip garlic mash and broccolini

Fig & Pork Tenderloin Skewers
Grilled glazed pork kabob with fig and sundried tomato
Served with sautéed sweet potato gnocchi, Brussels Sprouts and candied pecans

Sautéed Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Sweet potato gnocchi sautéed with Brussels sprouts, lemon juice and apples
Topped with gorgonzola cheese and candied pecans

DESSERTS
Raspberry Sorbet with Chocolate Sea Salt Meringues
Cranberry Trifle
Pumpkin Cheesecake

BRUNCH MENU
 
Appetizers

Charcuterie Boards

Choice of Soup or Salad

SOUPS
Autumn Butternut Bisque
Spinach & Artichoke Parmesan

SALADS 
Mixed Berry
Topped with Goat Cheese & Toasted Almonds
Colorful Quinoa, Corn & Beet
Topped with Avocado & Pepita Seeds

ENTREES

 Raspberry French Toast
Omelet Station with Garden Veggies
Eggs Benedict

DESSERT

Raspberry Sorbet with Chocolate Sea Salt Meringues
Cranberry Trifle
Pumpkin Cheesecake

Greetings from the UNH Hospitality Management Advanced Food and Beverage Class!

The Fundamentals

  • Purchases are not refundable.
  • Dinners are not suitable for children.
  • The dinners will be held rain, shine or snow.
  • You will receive directions in a confirmation email that will be sent approximately 14 days prior to the dinner. Directions are also available on this site.
  • Alternative meals, due to food allergies or vegetarian diets, are available for the event. While we certainly respect dietary choices, we're unable to create additional menus for those with likes and dislikes.
  • Meals are interactive as well as served at your seat. Seating is available at our largest table which accommodates 10 guests. If you prefer to have your party sit together, please type first and last names in the ‘notes’ field at the bottom of the ticket purchase page when you make your reservation.
  • Our green mission: food scraps are composted through UNH dining, and we strive to buy local when feasible and available. We do recycle.

What to Wear

Suitable attire for the Dinner Series held on campus at Paul College - at a minimum, business casual for men and women is highly recommended. Outerwear and umbrellas will be collected at the welcome table to help the evening feel more intimate and comfortable.

Cancelations & Ticket Transfers

Refunds are NOT available. You are welcome to transfer your reservation to friends or family or to that nice person you met on Facebook, but you absolutely MUST contact us with a first and last name and an email address for the new ticket holder 5 days prior to the event.

Dining Events

A cash bar will be available. Throughout the event you'll have a chance to share a glass of wine with old and new friends, eat amazing food and unwind, all the while helping to support UNH hospitality students. A brief speech by the students will conclude the evening with a toast to all who worked long hours to put on this event. The entire process from marketing to polishing and sorting silverware is made possible by our students.

Evening Event

Your evening begins at 5:00 p.m. with a cocktail hour in the Paul College Great Hall in Durham. Tables will be seated according to their reservations starting at 5:30 p.m. Feel free to arrive before your reservation time if you would like to enjoy some cocktails, or you may arrive about 10 minutes before your reservation to be seated.

Brunch Event

Your morning begins at 11:00 a.m. in the Paul College Great Hall in Durham. Tables will be seated according to their reservations starting at 11:30 a.m. 

The price of the prix fixe menus do not include alcoholic beverages, coffee, or tea.

Dinner Series are held on campus in the Great Hall at

Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
10 Garrison Avenue, Durham NH 03824

Paul College (building) is handicap accessible. View transportation map. Take Pettee Brook Lane to UNH Health Services, a large brick building on your right, just before Main Street. Handicap parking is available on the back side of the building in the Health Services lot.

transportation map

Parking Meter and Pay-by-the-Hour areas are available near Paul College.

NOTE: Please visit Visitor Parking Options for information on metered Pay-by-the-Hour parking in various lots and other campus paystation & meters around campus.

Visitor Parking Options

  • Campus Crossing Visitor Lot (Next to Memorial Union Building, to entrance, follow Main Street and take a right on Mill Road. Formerly known as "Mill Road Visitor Lot" or "C-Lot").
  • Thompson Hall Lot (Between Hamilton Smith and Thompson Hall - limited parking for up to 2 hours only).
  • Meters behind Stoke Hall.
  • Meters on Main Street and Pettee Brook Lane.
  • Meters on Quad Way after Memorial Union Building (take right on Quad Way from Main Street).
  • Meters off Strafford Avenue near New England Center (Take a left on Garrison).

Parking Lots FREE of Charge after 6 pm near Paul College:

  • From Main Street, take left on Garrison and park behind Stoke Hall on left.
  • From Main Street, take a right just after Hamilton Smith and just before Holloway Commons/the Memorial Union Building (J-Lot).
  • From Main Street, take a left on Edgewood Road, then a right on Strafford, parking available at the New England Center.
  • From Main Street, take a left on Edgewood Road, left at the Elliot Alumni Center, parking available at Elliot Alumni Center.

 

For more information about the Dinner Series, please contact:

Theresa Cherouvis
Senior Program Support Assistant

Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
Department of Hospitality Management
(603) 862-3303
Theresa.Cherouvis@unh.edu