Mercyhurst announces 2013 dining series at new Marriott Café

Marriott Cafe
If you’re considering a New Year’s resolution to help trim some extra holiday pounds, you may want to hold off for just a few weeks so you don’t miss the 2013 dining series at The J.W. and Alice Marriott Café, located in the new Center for Academic Engagement at Mercyhurst University.

With entrees as mouthwatering as teriyaki salmon with mango sauce, Vermont three cheese soup, or duck in cranberry cabernet sauce, you won’t want to miss out on “Erie’s best kept secret” starting on Monday, Jan. 7.

“The patrons who have been coming to what used to be called ‘The Grotto,’ are like family,” said Beth Ann Sheldon, R.D., chair of hospitality management, Erie and North East campuses. “The entire Erie community supports this whole program.”

Since 1988, Mercyhurst students have been whipping up enticing meals for the public to fulfill one of their capstones within the degree’s curriculum. From dishwashing to writing menus to working as a general manager, the dining series give Mercyhurst juniors and seniors hands-on culinary experience.

The lunches and dinners are $10 per person (plus tax). Luncheons are served from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Dinners are served from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m.

To sign up for the 2013 dining series mailing list at Mercyhurst Erie, please e-mail Allyson Minor at You will receive menus, as well as notice as to when you can begin making reservations.

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