FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2008
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081
MTSU INTERNATIONAL BANQUET TO PRESENT WORLD OF GOOD FOOD
German, French, Thai Dishes and Chinese and Caribbean Entertainment on Tap
(MURFREESBORO) – An array of delectable foods and fascinating entertainment from many nations will make for a festive evening at MTSU’s annual International Banquet on Saturday, April 5, in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for the viewing of cultural exhibits in the lobby. The buffet-style meal will begin promptly at 5 p.m. Among the tasty treats available will be:
· Classic Choucroute—smoked pork loin chops and German sausages with caraway-braised sauerkraut
· Spicy Thai Curry Chicken with Wide Noodles and Basil—thinly sliced all-natural chicken with julienne vegetables and wide rice noodles with Thai basil and spicy curry sauce
· Coq au Vin--traditional French favorite with fresh chicken braised in red wine with mushrooms and garlic
· Blanquette de Veau—tender veal simmered with fresh herbs, pearl onions and mushrooms in a creamy Veloute sauce
· A variety of international desserts
The evening’s entertainment is scheduled to be provided by Steal de Boro, a group of fifth- and sixth graders from John Pittard Elementary School, who play the steel drum music of the Caribbean under the direction of MTSU adjunct music professor and free-lance percussionist German Baratto; Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting “the awareness, understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the Chinese visual arts and performing arts by presenting fine Chinese visual arts, crafts, performing arts and culture to the public,” according to www.chineseartsalliance.org; and Amber Turner, a 2006 MTSU recording industry graduate from Canada, who will perform contemporary rhythm-and-blues and soul music with a five-piece band.
Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for children age 12 and under and $10 for MTSU students. To purchase tickets or to request more information, contact the MTSU Office of International Programs and Services at 615-898-2238, or stop by Room 124 of the Keathley University Center on campus.
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