Gettysburg Dining Hall Hosts International Food Festival

(Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College)

(Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College)

By Wyatt Cicarelli, Contributing Writer

On September 20, 2019, the dining hall held an International Food Festival celebrating cultural diversity by serving food from many different nations from around the world. The festival was held outdoors, and had live music and a vibrant atmosphere.

As for the food, the selection consisted of various delicacies from around the world and had something that everyone could enjoy. When I first entered, I was immediately greeted with the sound of the band and the buzz caused by the student body milling around the area. The distinct smell of the grills and ovens preparing the food floated around the event, and numerous tables full of food surrounded me. I started my journey at the English table, serving the classic dish of Fish and Chips, which did not disappoint. Afterward, I moved on to the Japanese table, serving Ramen and sushi. I then went on to enjoy the couscous, which really spiced up my meal.

Although at this point, I was getting full, I made my way to the French food table and helped myself to some of the cake pops that were there, which were delicious. Despite the small quantity of food I was able to consume, there were heaps of other tables to choose from, consisting of curry from India, French Bread, and Chinese pot stickers. There were large selections and something new for everyone to try and enjoy.

The event was enjoyable and flooded with students and lines surrounded the food booths. The event caused a mass turnout from both the student body and faculty, and I am looking forward to similar events having to do with the dining hall in the future.

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Author: Gettysburgian Staff

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