Slow Food UW Cafe Lunch – 9/17

DSC04770Today was the first Slow Food UW Cafe lunch of the semester. I was thrilled to be back in the basement of the Crossing enjoying locally sourced, sustainable food for affordable and transparent prices prepared and served by UW-Madison students.

This week’s end-of-summer menu included two sandwiches: chicken and brie with raspberry, and ratatouille with chevre. There were also two sides: roasted new potatoes with sorrel sauce, and a cherry tomato salad with arugula, basil, and honey-roasted-garlic vinaigrette. The soup was sweet corn bisque with cilantro garnish. And for dessert—Peach tarragon bread pudding.

I chose the ratatouille sandwich, the potatoes and the bread pudding. I really enjoyed the ratatouille sandwich—the bread was amazingly fresh, and I loved the combination of sauteed veggies like yellow squash, zucchini and eggplant with chevre cheese. The potatoes were also quite tasty, especially with the sorrel sauce served on top. The bread pudding was egg-y and had an understated sweetness—and would definitely make a great addition to any brunch table.

It seemed extra busy at this week’s cafe. Even though I arrived about ten minutes after 11:30 a.m., the line already stretched out the door and down the hallway. And the line only continued to lengthen while I was there. My friends and I remember it being pretty dead last year at this time. Either it’s just getting more popular, the kick-off was promoted more heavily this semester, or the line was moving extra slow (there seemed to be a bit of that—and other small hiccups like no napkins). Who knows. But I do know I’m super excited for what the Cafe interns have in store for this semester.

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2 Responses to “Slow Food UW Cafe Lunch – 9/17”

  1. shayla

    i may have to crash your slow food lunch one of these weeks…

  2. kristin


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