Dining commons to celebrate Mardi Gras with themed dinner Feb. 9

February 08, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Residential Dining will be serving a Mardi Gras-themed dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at every dining commons at University Park. A jazz group will also be incorporated at South Food District in Redifer Commons during the specialty meal.

The Mardi Gras meal will be available at all five buffet-style commons, allowing students a wide array of all-you-can-eat options. The food components of the dinner will come together to create a more upscale meal, including Cajun shrimp salad, cornmeal-fried eggplant with tomatoes and onions, and bourbon pecan pie. The full menu is available on the Penn State Food Services website.

The exact time of the meal varies based on the dinner hours at each dining commons, but every location will be serving the meal between 5 and 7:30 p.m.

Penn State Residential Dining is partnering with “Early Bird Special,” a group of five musicians who will be playing jazz music for the diners in the South Food District. This completes the upscale dining experience and will give the students a fun night of food and entertainment. Students can also enjoy costumed staff, colorful decorations, and giveaways provided by Residence Life.

Last Updated February 08, 2016