The Campus Activities Committee hosted “Taste of Middletown” on Oct. 20 as a way to celebrate Wesleyan’s faculty and staff. More than a dozen Middletown eateries attended, including Famous Pizza, First & Last, Haveli Indian Restaurant, Sweet Harmony Bakery, Esca and more. WB Mason provided hot and cold beverages, and representatives at the Inn at Middletown and three other local hotels hosted information booths. Photos of the event are below.
Staci Baldwin, construction project coordinator in Physical Plant, shows off a smattering of foods available for taste-testing at the event.
Eloise Glick, faculty resource specialist in Academic Affairs, samples stuffed grape leaves and feta cheese at the Famous Pizza station.
A chef from Wesleyan's Bon Appétit served mini lobster rolls.
Angela Morgan, department assistant in University Relations, samples a mini moon pie from Sweet Harmony Bakery.
Donna Steinbeck, department assistant in Physical Plant-Facilities, looks over squash ravioli offered by Esca.
Donna Powers, postal clerk at Wesleyan Station, tries Haveli's curry.
Vanessa Sabin, human resources coordinator, enters her name in a drawing at the Rocky Hill Marriott.
Janice Watson, coordinator of international student services for the Office of Student Affairs, builds a sample platter.
Olga Bookas, purchasing manager for Finance and Administration, calls names of raffle winners during the Taste of Middletown.
Many attendees donated canned food items. Wesleyan will donate the food to Middletown's Amazing Grace food pantry.