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Ready for the WorldThe Ready for the World Cafe will feature French fare on Thursday, August 8.

The meal will be served family-style, with some items like appetizers displayed on the table.

The cafe, which is open to the public, 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 French menu is:

Appetizer: Escargot (sautéed helix snails), plaque de fromage (French cheese platter), and mussels with vermouth

Soup: Vichyssoise (chilled potato and leek soup)

Salad: Ratatouille (squash, peppers, and tomatoes)

Main course: Beef bourguignon (French beef stew)

Dessert: Eclairs made with French choux dough and pastry cream, and lemon sorbet

The last summer lunch date and theme is:

  • 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,