If we’re all being honest here, Gambier’s dining options are pretty limited. I know. It’s a shock. I’ll let you all gather yourselves for a moment. So I wondered, besides the market, the VI, the KI, Peirce, Wiggin, and the Deli, where else is there to have a luxurious meal within walking distance? How can we give our palettes the tastes we deserve?
Then, it hit me. The Bookstore. How could I have been so blind? Of course a place known for selling books would be perfect for a divine meal!
So I bought my ingredients and prepared a three course meal, which I shared with fellow Thrill writer Isabel Landers ’18, a self proclaimed “foodie.” Here were the results:
Course 1: Appetizer
Aged Salami and Rustic Asiago Spread on Crisp Whole Grain Bread Crisps with a Cashew Garnish
- Those weird little picnic snack kits
“The salami and the cranberry overpower the nuttiness of the cheese, and the cracker has a lot of tooth pack. However, I like the salami because it tastes like a hot dog.”
Course 2: Main Course
Classic Mexican Tapas infused with Chile and Lime, Garnished with Fresh Avocado Spread and Rich Cheddar Cheese
- Ritz Crackers
- Chile and Lime Beef Jerky
- Colby Jack Cheese Sticks
“Are you really going to make me put this in my mouth? This might be the worst thing you’ve ever done to me.”
Course 3: Dessert
Crispy Potato Chip Infused Chocolate Dream À La Mode
- A pack of chocolate wafers left over from the appetizer pack
- Absurdly expensive gourmet chocolate
- Ben and Jerry’s “Phish Food” found in my fridge that I’m pretty sure I bought at the bookstore.
“Why didn’t we just start with this?”
See guys! We CAN have gourmet meals here Gambier! All you have to do is be creative!