Students taken to Austria in cuisine experience

Jen Hantz

Staff Writer

Warm food, live music and Austrian raffles filled campus from 4:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. Festivities were held outside of the upper J.C. Williams Center and Austrian food was served in the cafeteria.

Folk music and classic hits blared from the local band outside of the J.C.

“They were playing Glen Miller’s ‘In the Mood’ on an accordion. That was wack. That was super cool,” said senior Thomas Sohler.

Wearing dirndls, the Servants of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus household took orders for Austrian style sugar waffles and sold hot chocolate and raffle tickets for various Austrian-themed prizes.

Pre-orders for regular sugar waffles and dark chocolate chip waffles sold for $3 each.

The prizes included baskets of Milka chocolate bars, books and beverages from the Kartause. The Servants also raffled off dinners with professors and tea with the TORs and other professors.

Sohler said, “What (Servants) were doing with the hot chocolate and the waffle raffle was awesome.”

Meanwhile, in Antonian Hall, the cafeteria staff piled plates high with Austrian delicacies and desserts. Various foods such as a type of Austrian pasta called spaetzle, kielbasa with sauerkraut and apple cake — called “Apfelkuchen” in German — were served.

“I liked the (spaetzle) … and I liked the apple cake. That was really good,” said freshman Katherine Baumeister.

“I didn’t really know what Austrian food was … I was kind of new to this,” said freshman Collette Allen. “I liked the potato salad and the (spaetzle) was good.”

“The kielbasa is excellent,” said Sohler.

Pick up for the Servants’ waffles will be in the J.C. Thursday, Oct. 22, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.