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Fans of the international fare at the Ready for the World Cafe can still get their fix this summer during a mini session to be offered in August.

The cafe will take diners on a gastronomical journey through Italy, France, and Spain starting Thursday, August 1. The meals will be served family-style, with some items like appetizers displayed on the table.

The cafe operates from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the UT Visitors Center, 2712 Neyland Drive. Cost is $12, and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. For tickets and reservations, see Marcia Johnson in the Jessie Harris Building, Room 110; call 865-974-6645; or e-mail Cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted.

The August 1 cafe will feature Italian fare. The menu is:

Appetizer: Warm olives with rosemary and garlic lemon

Salad: Caprese salad with tomato, basil, and onion

Main course: Pasta bar featuring Alfredo, spinach pesto, and marinara sauces; steak pizzaiola, marinated Tennessee beef with potato pie, mozzarella, and broccoli rabe.

Dessert: Spumoni (Italian ice cream), biscotti, and tiramisu.

The other summer lunch dates and themes are:

  • Thursday, August 8—French
  • Tuesday, August 13—Spanish

The luncheons will be produced through a collaboration between students in the UT Culinary Institute and the Pellissippi State Community College Culinary Institute.

C O N T A C T S:

Marcia Johnson (for tickets): (865-974-6645,

Lola Alapo (865-974-3993,