Ready for the World Cafe to Offer Lunches on August 1, 8, and 13

Fans of the international fare at the Ready for the World Cafe can still get their fix this summer during a mini session to be offered in August.

The cafe will take diners on a gastronomical journey through Italy, France, and Spain starting Thursday, August 1. The meals will be served family-style, with some items like appetizers displayed on the table.

The cafe operates from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the UT Visitors Center, 2712 Neyland Drive. Cost is $12, and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. For tickets and reservations, see Marcia Johnson in the Jessie Harris Building, Room 110; call 865-974-6645; or e-mail Cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted.

The August 1 cafe will feature Italian fare. The menu is:

Appetizer: Warm olives with rosemary and garlic lemon

Salad: Caprese salad with tomato, basil, and onion

Main course: Pasta bar featuring Alfredo, spinach pesto, and marinara sauces; steak pizzaiola, marinated Tennessee beef with potato pie, mozzarella, and broccoli rabe.

Dessert: Spumoni (Italian ice cream), biscotti, and tiramisu.

The other summer lunch dates and themes are:

  • Thursday, August 8—French
  • Tuesday, August 13—Spanish

The luncheons will be produced through a collaboration between students in the UT Culinary Institute and the Pellissippi State Community College Culinary Institute.

C O N T A C T S:

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

Lola Alapo (865-974-3993,