Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air

Feb 20
Marla Todd, Associate Director of Advancement Communications
  

There is a feeling of love in the air in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, but it’s not quite what you would expect.  It has to do with the Spice Box, which is a student-run restaurant associated with the Hospitality Management program.  Seniors in the program are required to take this course as a part of their capstone course, which applies what they’ve learned in food production, dining management and more.

So far this year, the Spice Box has hosted its first two meals; The Clubhouse, A Sports Bar Inspired Menu and It’s Amore – An Italian Themed Valentine’s Day Meal.  Both meals were very successful.  The highlights of The Clubhouse featured Buffalo Sliders and Broccoli and Cheddar Beer Soup, topped off with a delicious Nacho Ice Cream Sundae.  The Valentine’s Day Feast featured a romantic dinner complete with Lady and the Tramp’s signature classic, Spaghetti and Meatballs complemented with a Tomato Basil soup.  To top it off, diners could dive into a rich Chocolate Hazelnut Torte.

If you missed those meals, there is still plenty of time to make reservations and fall in love with what the Spice Box has to offer.  Each unique meal theme is designed, prepared by and achieved by a student manager.  There are plenty of great options to choose from in the coming weeks, including Seattle Rain, Backyard Barbeque, Bistro Americano and more.  Visit their website at www.spicebox.illinois.edu to find out more information and the full menu options available. 

We sure love having the Spice Box be an important hands-on learning component of FSHN and we would love to share the experience with you.  Reservations are still available, but you’ll want to make them early.  For reservations, call 217-333-6520.