Department of Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management

Darden Bistro Menu






Braised Short Rib

Carrot thyme puree, crispy shallots, cabernet reduction

Grilled Romaine Heart

Gorgonzola, candied bacon, lemon pepper vinaigrette    

Parsnip and Leek Soup

Tiger Shrimp, chervil, crème fraîche       



Medley of Greens with Caramelized Walnuts, Jicama and Mandarin Oranges

 Asiago cheese, toasted coconut and tangerine vinaigrette


Classic Caesar Salad



An array of Artisan cheeses accompanied by nuts, quince paste and melba toast

Shropshire Blue (England)

Produced in the style of Stilton with the addition of annatto for a beautiful orange blue color. 100% cow’s milk cheese made with vegetable rennet. The flavor is a bit sharper than Stilton and a touch creamier.

Cypress Grove “Purple Haze” Chevre (California)

From California’s northern Humboldt County, a perfect mixture of lavender and fennel pollen gives this goat cheese its addicting flavor.

Pima Donna Gouda (Holland)

This 100% has a nutty flavor with a caramel finish. It is aged 16 months and is flecked with sweet bits of white crystalline.

Couronne Double Cream Brie (France)

This French brie is mild and sweet with 60% cream. The slight mushroom undertones give the cheese its rich earthy flavors  

Manchego (Spain)

A whole milk cheese from the Manchego sheep raised in the La Mancha region of Spain. Intense flavor, crumbly texture with a touch of salt on the finish.



Sesame Crusted Ahi  14

Soba noodles, snap peas, ginger vinaigrette 

Chimichurri Roasted Cauliflower Steak  12

Faro pilaf, spinach, grape tomatoes 

Pan Seared Barramundi  14

 Black rice, edamame, roasted shallots, beurre blanc

Pappardelle with Lamb Bolognese  14

Pesto ricotta

               Center Cut Filet Mignon  15

Fondant potatoes, asparagus, porcini cream     

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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