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Ready for the WorldUT’s Ready for the World Café will conclude the spring season with two final luncheons featuring Spanish fare on Tuesday, April 29, and French-Japanese fusion on Thursday, May 1.

The luncheons are held at 11:30 a.m. in the UT Visitors Center, 2712 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 e-mail Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.

The Tuesday, April 29, menu is as follows:

First course: Chilled fresh vegetable soup with garnishes

Second course: Artichoke langoustine salad with serrano and grilled pear with tarragon citrus dressing

Third course: Beef tenderloin with piquillo pepper, chorizo butter and sherry reduction, potato gratin, and green beans with garlic

Dessert: Almond layer cake garnished with stuffed dried fig

The Thursday, May 1, menu is as follows:

First course: Japanese nicoise salad with miso dressing, including lettuce, nicoise olives, sesame haricots verts (green beans), concasse tomatoes, tofu, and wasabi-seared tuna

Second course: French ratatouille terrine (a colorful molded vegetable medley) with sesame ponzu sauce, garnished with seaweed salad

Third course: Salmon en papillote with fresh ginger, lemongrass, assorted vegetables, and rice

Dessert: Sesame honey éclair with red bean pastry cream

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,