Following a couple hours of stuffing ourselves full of the cuisine from over 30 countries (plus several "special" U.S. states), several students performed for the community. At the end I was amazed that Darden had admitted me despite my complete lack of cooking, singing, dancing, or music-playing talents.
Here's a pictorial I captured of the event. To those considering applying to Darden, let me say, "If you lived here, you would be home right now!"
|Team Mexico – many types of tacos!|
|The Hawaii table – "Island Party". My roommate Aaron (on right) brought home the pulled pork leftovers :)|
|Gumbo and jumbalaya at the Louisiana station – "TJ's Best Purchase"|
|Peruvian table. Great sweet rice pudding!!|
|One of my learning team members worked the Caribbean table, serving tasty jerk chicken.|
|Team Texas. Of course, they think they are a country. And of course, everything is bigger there. They served my first-ever (and second) deep-fried Oreo. Verdict: Awesome!|
|True to the "everything is bigger..." motto, I think Texas had the biggest serving area of all (even bigger than China)|
|My classmate Allen represents Texas in his cowboy get-up. Ideally he would start wearing this to class.|
|Team China. Perhaps the most popular station at the festival, they sadly were mostly out of food when I arrived.|
|As consolation for the lack of food, however, the table did teach me how to write my name in Chinese!|
|Scandinavian table. The sunglasses were completely unnecessary. (Isn't it completely dark there in winter?)|
|My other roommate, Ronald, shows off his salsa dancing skills with "Latina for a day" Stephanie from Hawaii. After this performance, I'm sure Ronald will have no trouble attracting the ladies!|