My eyes popped at the all-you-can-eat sushi bar, with plates of the ever-popular California roll and rolls made with salmon and shrimp tempura….Across the way was a Vietnamese noodle station, with a chef taking custom-made orders….Around the corner, chefs stir-fried tofu, shrimp, beef, or chicken in less than 40 seconds…A dim sum buffet featured dumplings, steamed pork buns, and sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaves….Five varieties of pizza sizzled in a brick oven….
and on and on.
A fancy new restaurant? Nope, a UMass dining hall. That’s UMass, recipient of a $27 million dollar 9C cut in FY09. That UMass.