Dimmed lights and the bluegrass tunes of local band That Damn Sasquatch set the mood for students and faculty to pamper their stomach on Wednesday.
Advertised as the “Best Buffet, Ever!! serving only Comfort Foods,” the lunch hour buffet offered diners the chance to enjoy tasty fare in a more elegant setting. Buffet goers dined in the Washburn Room at candle-lit tables with white table cloths.
“It gives students and faculty the chance to come into a more private dining setting,” said Matt Beadleston, dining service director. “It’s a good way to break up the monotony of the day.”
Beadleston said dining services usually sponsors one or two buffets a month. A Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday buffet, will take place Feb. 24.
On the menu were old favorites such as fried chicken, meat loaf, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes with cream gravy, buttered corn, seasoned green beans, tossed salad and a dessert bar.
Fiorella Dellavedova said she enjoyed not only the food, but the chance to get away from the Union Market.
“It’s good to do different things like this,” said Dellavedova.
Dlany Conny, who has attended all the buffets offered this school year, said that he ate his lunch at the buffet because he “wanted to support Washburn and all of its wonderful events.”
Conny said in the past he has had money left over on his Washburn meal plan, and the buffet is a good way to use it up.
Tickets were $9 in advance and $10 at the door.
“It could be a little pricey if you didn’t have an iCard,” said Conny.