Students Enjoy Food Expo

Lingbo Li

Students formed a queue stretching from Boylston Hall to Weld Hall last night as they waited to enter the biannual food expo, organized by The Harvard Culinary Society.

This semester's event, entitled "A Taste of the Square: Spring Restaurant Expo," showcased savory and sweet eateries that catered to students' diverse palates.

Rebecca A. Ruskin '13, president of the Harvard Culinary Society, said that the purpose of the expo was "to get students aware of restaurants around campus."

On the savory side, Qdoba served black beans, grilled chicken, and guacamole in a bowl, while Boloco gave out vegetarian and meat burritos, chocolate chip cookies, as well as coupons for a free small burrito. Sandwiched in between these two Mexican eateries, The Upper Crust Pizzeria handed out slices of cheese and pepperoni pizza.

For those craving sweets, Finale Desserterie & Bakery provided samples of its signature desserts, from Boston cream cake to crustless cheesecake to chocolate brownies.

Kickass Cupcakes offered mini cupcakes, with unique flavors ranging from lemon cupcake with white chocolate buttercream and candied ginger to chocolate brownie cupcake topped with bittersweet chocolate ganache and covered with chocolate shavings.

Clover and Zinneken's both set up a "kitchen" in the back of the room, where they chopped up cucumbers, oranges, pineapple, and apples for a fruit salad and prepared fresh Belgian waffles, respectively.

Ruskin said that a strong publicity effort led to higher student attendance at the food expo, as compared to the Culinary Society's first event in November.

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