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rftw-large1UT’s Ready for the World Café will continue its tour of France on Tuesday, April 1, and Thursday, April 3.

The luncheons are held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 1 in the UT Visitors Center.

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 e-mail Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.

The Tuesday, April 1, menu is as follows:

First course: Tartiflette (dish made with potatoes, cheese, lardons, and onions)

Second course: Chicken fricassee with tarragon (classic French stew of chicken and vegtables)

Third course: P’tit Basque and Port Salut cheeses

Dessert: White chocolate mousse

The Thursday, April 3, menu is as follows:

First course: Sauteed mussels in white wine

Second course: Pork au poivre (pepper-crusted pork chops with a cream sauce) served with duchess potatoes and braised broccoli rabe

Third course: Saint Andre and fol epi cheeses

Dessert: French apple tart

Bread: Brioche

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

  • April 17 – Japan (sushi)
  • April 22 – Thailand
  • 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,