Mixed berry sparkling water
Elon University, Elon, N.C.
At Lakeside Dining Hall, one of the residential venues at Elon managed by the Harvest Table Culinary Group, a housemade simple syrup station next to a sparkling water tap means personalized beverages without all the traditional soda chemicals and preservatives. The Elon chefs rotate the flavors based on the seasons, offering three different flavors at a time.
Blueberry breakfast bark
Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) School District
Blueberry Day at Charlotte-Mecklenburg was a celebration of the “little blue dynamos,” featured in a breakfast bark in sample cups created by the US Highbush Blueberry Council. The kids loved the breakfast (and the literary companion, the classic Caldecott Award-wining children’s book, Blueberries for Sal), so blueberry bark will become a part of Berry Week this month.
This catering item from Boston College’s culinary team makes the most of the blackberry’s show-stopping natural form, perched on a mini lemon meringue tart, this dessert offers a refreshing departure from chocolate or cheesecake.