Veterans Salute Gourmet Dining tickets available

  • Friday, October 6, 2017
    HTM student Cailey Mitchell

    Tickets are available to tantalize your taste buds at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Gourmet Dining Series; a long-time fall tradition.  Hospitality and Tourism Management students and faculty have planned a veterans' salute and a holiday celebration. 

    The five-course meals take place Nov. 10 and Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Richard A. Henson Center ballroom. Advanced tickets are required and can be purchased in the Henson Center, suite 2100, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $50 per person. 

    The Nov. 10 dinner starts with a reception featuring a roasted pork loin carving station and shrimp, salmon and jerk chicken hors d'oeuvres along with a patriotic prelude including the UMES Concert Choir and a champagne toast in honor of active service men and women and veterans.  The main event is surf and turf; a beef tenderloin and curry Maine lobster served with mushroom and spinach mac and cheese and a squash and pepper medley.  Dessert is a bourbon bread pudding. 

    Ring in the holiday season Dec. 8 with festive meal headlined by a smoked turkey carving station accompanied by bacon-wrapped scallops, jerk pork Phyllo cups and shrimp crostini.  Pumpkin bisque precedes a braised beef short rib and jumbo shrimp entrée accompanied by rice pilaf and roasted asparagus.  A passion fruit glazed cheesecake with raspberry sauce tops off the evening meal. 

    Call 410-651-6563 for more information.    

    Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580.

     

    Brig. Gen. Robert Harleston and his wife, Sheila