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rftw-large1Diners at Ready for the World Café will continue their delectable travels to the Far East with a taste of Japan on Thursday, November 7.

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

The café is a full-service international dining experience. Lunch consists of intermezzo or small appetizer, salad, entree 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:

Appetizer: Tempura prawns and vegetables with sweet soy sauce

Entree: Chef’s assortment of sushi including include rolls and nigiri with pickled ginger, wasabi, and daikon radish accompaniments

Dessert: Red bean ice cream with sesame brittle

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

November 14—Japan II

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,