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KNOXVILLE — Dishes from Italy, China and France will be on the menu the week of Nov. 2 at the Ready for the World Café at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The international buffet’s menu will include: oven-roasted chicken roulade filled with fig, prosciutto and roasted chestnuts served on a tomato and artichoke ragout; Szechwan-marinated, wok-charred steak with five-spice-seasoned grilled vegetables in beef broth; sweet and sour deep-fried cod with white rice; winter vegetable ratatouille with herbed vinegar and fruit-infused olive oil; white and red potato dauphinoise with classic béchamel; white bean cassoulet with smoked pork belly and pork sausages; panzanella bread salad with garlic croutons; and orange-flavored panna cotta with light blueberry sauce.

The Ready for the World Café is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Hermitage Room on the third floor of the University Center.

Diners pay $11 for the all-you-can-eat buffet or $9 for a plate of food to carry out.

Faculty and staff can use ARAMARK’s new UT Reward Card to receive a 15 percent discount at the café.

Students in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism (HRT) 445, an advanced food production and service management class, plan the menu and operate the café; ARAMARK, UT’s provider of dining services, prepares the food.

This week’s café manager from HRT 445 is Brian Drake, of Knoxville, a senior in HRT management. Drake said he’s held various restaurant jobs since age 17 and hopes to one day own and operate his own restaurant.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely, (865-974-5034,