I love food as much as the next person, but Alumni Weekend 2008’s Around the World Breakfast on Saturday morning was a challenge for even the most marathon of appetites. In fact, as per usual, my eyes were bigger than my stomach, but that didn’t stop me from filling up my plate(s) with fresh fruits, blintz, crepes, waffles, scones, made-to-order-omelets… and that was WITHOUT partaking of the muffins, danishes, biscuits and gravy, bacon, and other various and sundry offerings that AVI supplied for the hundreds of diners that morning.
I think that any time there is a large gathering of people, and lots of events are planned, the reminiscing and camaraderie is the focus – but so much of that focuses on, or is supported by, food – and the meals, hors d’oeuvres, and snacks that we were treated with this entire weekend, were, in a word, extraordinary. If I were anti-social, I’d still come to Alumni Weekend just for the food!
Well, I’m not anti-social, but the breakfast gave me a great reason to visit, and still stuff myself silly.