UNIVERSITY NEWS | America’s celebration of food is coming to LMU.
After a remodel over the summer, the Lair is reopening, with a sleeker look and seven new culinary offerings that cater to a wide variety of tastes. Roski Dining Room, in University Hall, is getting new fare, too, with four new menus.
“We listened to the student requests to bring truly authentic global flavors to our kitchens and this is a great example of that,” said Les Echeverria, general manager of Sodexo Hospitality. “We hope that the community will ask questions about our food so that they better understand what they are being served.”
While the burger grills, burrito stations, and sandwich shops have been refreshed with new ingredients and add-ons, the most excitement revolves around the new specialty kitchens. Highlights include 550 Steamed Fusions, a steamed-to-order concept that features internationally-inspired dishes that are just 550 calories each, and Zime, a contemporary comfort food eatery that specializes in flatbread sandwiches, salads, and pastas. Additionally, the 1788 Sandwich Bar featuring premium sandwiches with a deli accent, will be replacing Mein Bowl in the Founder’s Pavilion.
The most notable enhancement to campus dining, perhaps, is the introduction of the Crisol Latin Kitchen to Roski Dining Room. With the help of celebrity chef Roberto Santibañez, Sodexo chefs developed this award-winning concept to allow consumers to engage in authentic Latin American cuisine, enjoy the unique and authentic flavors, and explore the different countries and cultures all at the same time. Crisol will offer a variety of menu options from Latin countries around the world, such as yucca fries; tostones, or smashed, fried plantains; and cochinita pibil a braised pork dish from Yucatán.
“We know that students look for variety, customization, and quality in their food,” said Joan Chang, unit marketing specialist for Sodexo Hospitality. “We’re really excited to introduce these new concepts to the students. I’m sure they’ll really enjoy it.”
During the semester, the Lair will be open:
- Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
- Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
- Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
During the semester, Roski will be open:
- Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
- Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Roski is closed on the weekend.
The new menus at the Lair include:
- Tres Habaneros, Mexican food
- OBC Grill, the original burger company, including chicken sandwiches and healthy options
- Oodles, noodle bowls with toppings
- Steamed Fusions, exciting, made-to-order tastes from around the world
- Zime, contemporary comfort entrees of wholesome, ethically sourced ingredients
- The Farmhouse Toast, toast bar
- The Farmhouse Omelet, omelet bar
New menus at Roski include:
- Burger Shop, add your toppings
- Handcrafted, premade specialty sandwiches for those on the run
- Crisol, foods from Peru, Colombia, Brazil, and Mexico
More information on LMU dining options can be found here.