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Dining Rooms

Patrons at ArtsGala experience a variety of student performances in transformed dining venues with elegantly themed cuisines from around the world. To get a sense of the variety of high-quality dining options we offer, take a look at the menus from last year’s event.

Food throughout the night is made possible by some of the most talented local chefs and catering companies in the region.

2019 Menus

Dietary legend

  • V: Vegetarian
  • VG: Vegan
  • DF: Dairy free
  • GF: Gluten free
  • P: Contains peanut oil or nuts

Please note: The bar in the Commons near the Herbst Theatre (Let It Be dining room) accept credit cards; all other bars are cash only.

VIP Reception (5:30–6 p.m.) and
Opening Reception (6–6:30 p.m.)

Location: Commons
Catered by: Chartwells

  • Pâte à Choux filled with
    • Smoked Trout
    • Crab Salad
    • Salmon Mousse
    • Boursin Cheese (V)
    • Liver Pâte
  • Lentil Humus (GF, VG, V) with Pita Chips (VG, V)
  • Falafel Sliders with Minted Tzatziki Sauce (V)
  • Cured Ham Display with Antipasto Meats and Cheese
  • Iced Shrimp Shooters with Carrot and Celery Sticks
  • Decorated Deviled Eggs (V)
  • Asparagus Spears (GF, VG, V)

Dining Rooms (6:30-10:30 p.m.)

All About Art

Location: Outside Stein Galleries—Second Floor
Catered By: Kohler Catering

  • Braised Short Rib over Blue Cheese Mashed Potato in Asian Spoon
  • Cilantro Lime Chicken
  • Marinated Grilled Brussel Sprout Wrap in Prosciutto Ham (GF)
  • Vegetable Quesadilla with Corn Relish (V)
  • Eggplant Roulade with Spicy Marinara (V)
  • Chocolate Decadent Display
  • Cherry Jubilee Puff with Brandy Vanilla Sauce

Music by Moonlight

Location: Music Wing
Catered by: Amber Rose

  • Brown Sugar Glazed Roasted Salmon (V, GF, DF, P)
  • Rice Pilaf (V, GF, P)
  • Grilled Asparagus (VG, DF, GF, P)
  • Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad  (V, GF)
  • Cherry Almond Bread Pudding (V, P)

The Merry Widow/Opera All-Stars

Location: Music Wing
Catered by: Amber Rose

  • Herb Roasted Lamb Lollipops  
  • Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms (VG)
  • Twice Baked Red Potatoes (GF, P)
  • Herb Grilled Zucchini (VG, DF, GF, P)
  • Mediterranean Greek Salad (V, GF, P)
  • Baklava and Greek Nut Pastry (V, P)

Let It Be—a Beatles Experience

Location: Herbst Theatre
Catered by: Kohler Catering

  • Abbey Road Herb Beef Tenderloin Carved On Site with Let it Be Horseradish Cream
  • Hey Jude Yukon Golds (GF, V)
  • Sergeant Peppers Honey Black Pepper Chicken with Chili Glaze (GF)
  • Let it Bean (GF, V)
  • Yellow Submarine Mixed Greens with Assorted Dressings (GF, V)
  • Strawberry Fields of Mini Parfaits

The Sound of Music

Location: Stage Combat
Catered by: Amber Rose

  • Applewood Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin (GF, P)
  • Yukon Gold Smashed Potatoes  (GF, V, P)
  • Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette  (V, GF, P)
  • German Chocolate Brownies Bites  (V)

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Location: Theatre Wing
Catered by: Chartwells

  • Seafood Newburg Vol au Vent
  • Bourbon Chicken with Rice
  • Summer Gazpacho Shooter (GF, V, VG)
  • Chilled Peach Soup Shooter (GF, V)
  • Fresh Green Beans (GF, VG, V)

End of Night Coffee Station

Time: 9:30–11:45 p.m.
Location: Commons
Catered by: Chartwells

  • Coffee, Cream, and Flavored Syrups
  • Chocolate Spoons, Sugar Cubes, Orange Twist, Cinnamon Sticks
  • Assorted Cookies
    • Pecan Sandies (V, P)
    • Snickerdoodles (V, P)
    • Chocolate Biscotti (V, P)
    • Melt Away Cashew Cookies (V, P)