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rftw-large1UT’s Ready for the World Café will venture to France on Thursday, March 27.

The luncheons are held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 1 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, entrée, and dessert.

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

Thursday’s menu is as follows:

First course: Escargot a la Bourguignonne (snails)

Second course: Paté maison (duck liver paté)

Third course: Magret de Canard aux cerises (duck with cherries), served with puréed pommes de terre (potatoes) and sautéed asparagus

Fourth course: Cheese, including gourmandise with walnuts and Roquefort

Dessert: Chocolate pots de crème (custard)

Bread: French baguette

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

  • April 1 – France II
  • April 3 – France III
  • April 17 – Japan (sushi)
  • April 22 – Thai
  • April 24 – Spain I
  • April 29 – Spain II
  • May 1 – France and Japan 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,