Lakeside gets a taste of Hawaii

Erinn Williams

This week Eagle Dining Services will transport Georgia Southern University students from the stresses of finals to an island paradise luau.

The Luau will be at Lakeside Dining Commons from 5-8 p.m. tomorrow.

Students will experience colorful Hawaiian-inspired cuisine and the main course will be a whole roasted pig.

The rest of this tropical menu will include ahia tuna poke, charred octopus skewers, huli huli chicken, coconut shrimp, lomi lomi salmon, crab salad and exotic fruits like dragon fruit.

The Luau was a favorite among students and it is making its return to this year.

“The last time we did a luau was two years ago at Lakeside before the dining commons were remodeled. It is kind of the return of the Luau and we hope to make it an annual event,” Michael Murphy, creative production manager for Auxiliary Services, said.

At the Luau, students will also have the opportunity to create their own lei by selecting from an elaborate arrangement of tropical flower petals.

“As a person, I love to try new things, especially when they are about food. So I am really excited,” Nosa Nwaonumah, sophomore biology major, said.

Hawaiian music will also be played and Lakeside will be done up in true island fashion with vibrant tikis, totem poles, grass skirts and colorful flower garlands to set the tropical mood.

“Students should come out because it is almost finals and it is a good time to come out and enjoy yourself. It is the last time to really enjoy the dining commons before everyone leaves and to enjoy what campus has to offer,” Murphy said.

This will be one of the last big events at the dining commons before the summer.

With Eaglexpress and Dining Dollars entry is $8.50. With cash, debit or credit it is $15.00 plus tax.