Changes at Summerfields

An anonymous student writes in,

Just went to the new Summerfields. I call it new because it is actually quite different from last year and the year before.

Changes:

  1. There no longer seem to be rotating meals that you can pick from. Instead they basically have a larger late-night menu. (All medium priced by Wes standards)
  2. NO SALAD BAR! The best thing about Summerfields is now no more. Instead there are a few select salads on the menu.
  3. NO ALL YOU CAN EAT DESSERT: Instead on the menu are cakes, brownies and cookies.

I gotta say pretty severe disappointment.

20 thoughts on “Changes at Summerfields

  1. Anonymous

    to echo what sam said, tell your WSA reps (if you don’t know who they are http://www.wesleyan.edu/wsa should have the answer somewhere). Though it might be a good idea to wait a week or so to be sure what the situation actually is.

  2. Anonymous

    to echo what sam said, tell your WSA reps (if you don’t know who they are http://www.wesleyan.edu/wsa should have the answer somewhere). Though it might be a good idea to wait a week or so to be sure what the situation actually is.

  3. Anonymous

    why create weswings II? weswings does their menu very well. summerfields is just a wannabe now, without the flatscreen tvs

  4. Anonymous

    why create weswings II? weswings does their menu very well. summerfields is just a wannabe now, without the flatscreen tvs

  5. Anonymous

    People, focus on the real issue here: No all you can eat desserts? how am i going to survive the late-night TA sessions without the pounds of cookies stuffed in my pocket?

  6. Anonymous

    People, focus on the real issue here: No all you can eat desserts? how am i going to survive the late-night TA sessions without the pounds of cookies stuffed in my pocket?

  7. Sam

    First, since Summerfields doesn't actually open until Tuesday, September 2nd (http://www.cafebonappetit.com/wesleyan/downloads/openingschedule.pdf), it would be stupid to assume that anything seen so far in any way reflects the finality of the situation.Second, looking at the Summerfields menu for the coming semester (http://www.cafebonappetit.com/wesleyan/cafe_home.asp?cafeid=435&name=Summerfields&unitid=18096) it does, in fact, appear that Bon Appetit has chosen to go with an a la carte, stable dining experience for Summerfields (and, indeed, no open salad bar).I personally feel that while the new menu will be better for lunch, it’s going to make for a seriously worse dinner experience, and I have serious concerns about portions now that there’s no open salad bar to fill the gap and also with the seemingly very limited usage of meals, among other things.If you have comments or concerns about the way things are, don’t bitch and moan about it here–that’s going to get you nowhere. I would recommend instead to write a (thoughtful, polite) letter to either (or preferably, both) the new Resident District Manager Michael Strumpf (mstrumpf@cafebonappetit.com), and returning Summerfields Manager John Esteves (joao.esteves@cafebonappetit.com). I am in the process of writing one right now and I’ll let you know if I hear anything.

  8. Sam

    First, since Summerfields doesn't actually open until Tuesday, September 2nd (http://www.cafebonappetit.com/wesleyan/downloads/openingschedule.pdf), it would be stupid to assume that anything seen so far in any way reflects the finality of the situation.

    Second, looking at the Summerfields menu for the coming semester (http://www.cafebonappetit.com/wesleyan/cafe_home.asp?cafeid=435&name=Summerfields&unitid=18096) it does, in fact, appear that Bon Appetit has chosen to go with an a la carte, stable dining experience for Summerfields (and, indeed, no open salad bar).

    I personally feel that while the new menu will be better for lunch, it’s going to make for a seriously worse dinner experience, and I have serious concerns about portions now that there’s no open salad bar to fill the gap and also with the seemingly very limited usage of meals, among other things.

    If you have comments or concerns about the way things are, don’t bitch and moan about it here–that’s going to get you nowhere. I would recommend instead to write a (thoughtful, polite) letter to either (or preferably, both) the new Resident District Manager Michael Strumpf (mstrumpf@cafebonappetit.com), and returning Summerfields Manager John Esteves (joao.esteves@cafebonappetit.com). I am in the process of writing one right now and I’ll let you know if I hear anything.

  9. Anonymous

    that’s ridiculous. i can’t believe they ditched that. it was hands down the best place for a big salad on campus

  10. Anonymous

    that’s ridiculous. i can’t believe they ditched that. it was hands down the best place for a big salad on campus

  11. Anonymous

    An anonymous commenter on a previous post said that there was a salad bar there recently (like, days ago).

  12. Anonymous

    An anonymous commenter on a previous post said that there was a salad bar there recently (like, days ago).

  13. Anonymous

    seriously, that’s absolutely ridiculous. i understand a set menu but they should at least let you pay a bit more and have salad with your meal.

  14. Anonymous

    seriously, that’s absolutely ridiculous. i understand a set menu but they should at least let you pay a bit more and have salad with your meal.

  15. Where da leaf at?

    WHAT THE FUNK?! First they get rid of Mocon salad bar, and now NOT EVEN A SUMMERFIELDS ONE?! we need a god damn salad bar, preferably one as good as mocon used to be.

  16. Where da leaf at?

    WHAT THE FUNK?! First they get rid of Mocon salad bar, and now NOT EVEN A SUMMERFIELDS ONE?! we need a god damn salad bar, preferably one as good as mocon used to be.

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