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rftw-large1UT’s Ready for the World Café continues its gastronomical journey with another tour of France on Thursday, October 31.

The luncheons are held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays through December 5 in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive.

The cafe is a full-service international dining experience. Lunch consists of intermezzo or small appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert.

Cost is $12 and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. Advance purchase of tickets is required. For tickets, see Marcia Johnson in 110 Jessie Harris Building, call 865-974-6645, or e-mail Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.

Thursday’s menu is as follows:

First course: Steak tartare

Second course: Frisee salad with poached egg and lardons (pork pieces)

Third course: Pan-seared filet mignon with béarnaise, served with pommes Anna (potatoes) and braised leeks

Cheese course: Saint Andre and Fol Epi cheeses

Dessert: French apple tart

The dates and themes for the remaining luncheons are as follows:

November 7—Japan

November 14—Japan

November 21—Spain

December 5—French-Japanese fusion

The luncheons are produced through a collaboration of HRT 445 (the Advanced Food Production and Service Management class), the UT Culinary Institute, and the Pellissippi Culinary Institute.



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

Lola Alapo (865-974-3993,