I was up on the University of PEI campus this morning for my regular philosophy with a dash of fitness, and then adjourned from those pursuits to share lunch with Don Moses, chief engineer of the Island Lives project.
Having experienced the cafeterias in the Student Centre and in the Vet College already, I insisted that we eat at the Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall. Although Don hadn’t been there before, he insisted that it was a clone of the other cafeterias, and that there’d be nothing new to see there. He was wrong.
While the other cafeterias are standard old “order from the menu, pay for what you order” style, the Wanda Wyatt is a full-on “meal plan”-style dining hall: you pay one price — $10.80 with tax — and then go to town, ordering anything and everything you’d like: salad, soup, main, dessert, coffee, and so on.
And the food wasn’t bad: I had a tasty pasta salad with raisins, apples and feta cheese to start, followed by a passable apple-lentil curry and then a chocolate square and a dish of mandarin oranges for dessert.
I shall return.