Executive Chef Janna Traver says spinach lasagna is among the most popular items offered by the university’s catering department. Rich enough for the heartiest tastes, it’s also vegetarian. It takes three days to prepare.
Dawn Aubrey, associate director of housing for dining services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, admires Stephen Hawking, would love to travel around the world and wishes the deep-fried candy bar trend had never started.
When you pair chocolate with a mini format, you have a winning combination—both are current trends in the dessert arena, according to the National Restaurant Association. Chef Poulain balances sweet and tart by combining a rich ganache with prickly pear puree.