UNH ‘A Common Table’ December 3rd and 4th Featuring Guest Chef Evan Mallett of Black Trumpet Bistro

 The University of New Hampshire’s Hospitality Management Advanced Food and Beverage Class will host the Gourmet Dinner: ‘A Common Table’ on Friday, December 3rd and Saturday, December 4th. The dinner will take place at Stillings, 20 Ballard Drive, Durham, NH. Hors d’oeuvres begin at 6 o’clock followed by a six course dinner at 7 o’clock.

The dinners are completely student run and serve as the capstone experience for the Advanced Food and Beverage Management course. The events have been held for over 50 years and have a strong historical presence on campus. The Gourmet Dinner is a time to slow down and get back to the table.

The students prepare the food from scratch and buy local when feasible.Area suppliers include: Beach Pea Baking Co., ciabatta rolls; Brookford Farm, green cabbage, carrots, milk, cream, eggs; Garen’s Greens at Riverside Farm, watermelon radishes, turnips; The Gelato Fiasco, local cranberry sorbet; White Gate Farm, pears; Applecrest Farm, apples; New Roots Farm, rainbow chard, chili sauce; Heron Pond Farm, scallions, onions, garlic, sweet potatoes, parsnips; Seaport Fish, haddock, Maine shrimp.


Hors d’oeuvres

BLT Crisp

House-cured Pancetta, Rainbow Chard, Tomato Chutney


Walnut Brittle, Goat Cheese, Poached Pear

Paella Stuffed Pepper

Maine Shrimp, Saffron, Peppadew Pepper

Pig On A Blanket

House-made Chorizo, Tarragon Mustard, Puff Pastry


Oregon Truffle Mac n’ Cheese

Mornay Sauce, Shaved Truffle


Shepherd’s Pie

Local Lamb Dodine, Baby Turnips


Cranberry Sorbet

Clementine, House-dried Cranberries

Main Entrée

Fish and Chips

Line-caught Haddock, Roxbury Russet Apple Slaw


Blue Cheese Wedge

Great Hill Blue Dressing, Radishes, Bacon Lardons


Handmade Donuts

Zeppole, Peppermint Fudge, Tawny Hot Chocolate

The students are excited to welcome Executive Chef Evan Mallett from Black Trumpet Bistro and his assistance with menu innovation, along with Dover Wine’s arrangement of excellent wine pairings.

Promising a memorable evening, guests are invited to recapture warm memories of times well spent. Come in from the cold and eat a warm dinner with the company of friends, old and new at ‘A Common Table.’ All leftover food products will be made into “stone” soup by the students Sunday after the dinner and will be given to Cross Roads House in Portsmouth to feed those who also deserve a warm meal.

Tickets for ‘A Common Table’ can be purchased online for $60 per person at www.wsbe.unh.edu/gourmetdinner.

The UNH Department of Hospitality Management combines business fundamentals as well as classes geared toward the service industry sector. Hands-on education proves to be a strong and integral part of the experiential and academic curriculum. The department also offers the first-ever EcoGastronomy Program, which integrates UNH’s strengths in sustainable agriculture, hospitality management, and nutrition to offer a unique academic program emphasizing the interdisciplinary, international, and experiential knowledge that connects all three fields. The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state’s flagship public institution, enrolling more than 12,200 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.

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