Southwestern Inspired Menu Thursday Night

Diana Bratton will serve as guest chef for the Thursday, Oct. 4, Arkansas Tech University Department of Parks, Recreation and Hospitality Administration dinner series event at Lake Point Conference Center in Russellville.

The dinner series, which is typically held at Williamson Hall Dining Room, is moving to Lake Point Conference Center this autumn in order to accommodate renovations being performed at Williamson Hall.

Bratton is the chef, founder and owner of Cafe 1217, a dine in café and catering company in Hot Springs. She attended and received her culinary degree from El Centro College in Dallas, Texas, and continued her education at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, Calif.

Seating times are scheduled for 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per person (plus tax).

Reservations may be made by calling (479) 968-0378 or by sending e-mail to

Below is the menu for the Thursday, Oct. 4, dinner at Lake Point Conference Center:

Poblano Cream Soup

Pork Loin Roulade with Honey Crisp Apples, Chorizo and Poblano Cornbread Stuffing (Served with Chilpolte Mashed Potatoes with Sweet Potato Flakes and Petite Green Beans with Charred Corn; Topped with a Mole Sauce)

Pumpkin Roll with Pumpkin Nut Brittle and Burnt Milk Ice Cream