Columns Cafe Jan. 31 dinner will feature Italian cuisine


NATCHITOCHES – The Columns Café at Northwestern State University will be hosting its January dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31.  The four-course dinner will feature an Italian theme with Minestra Maritata (Italian wedding soup with fresh pork meatballs), Insalata Ceasar, Bruscialoni (braised round steak stuffed with artichoke hearts, lardons, parmesan and green onions) and house-prepared tiramisu for dessert.


The Columns Café is a hands-on outreach of the Hospitality Management and Tourism program that debuted last November and will be open on select dates. The Café is located in Room 225 of the Family and Consumer Sciences Building. Guests must purchase tickets in advance and seating is directed so that all seats are filled.


The Columns Café is student-run with seasonal, locally-sourced meals prepared in the culinary arts lab and served by students. The Café provide students with experiential learning in the logistics and teamwork required to plan, prepare and serve a formal dinner.


To purchase tickets for the January 31 meal, visit  Tickets are $45 per person.


This semester, the Columns Café will serve lunches beginning at 11 and 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 7, March 7, April 11 and May 2.


Themed dinners will be served at 6 p.m. on Jan. 31 (Italian), Feb. 28 (Mardi Gras), March 14 (Spanish) and April 25 (Greek).


For more information, contact Landon Amberg at (318) 357- 5072 or