The restaurant offers Texas Tech students the opportunity to gain experience in a real kitchen and dining room.
Skyviews of Texas Tech University, the student-run restaurant on the sixth floor of the Texas Tech Plaza, is offering deals in the month of February, including a Valentine's special available in the days following the holiday when babysitters are easier to get.
The special menu will be available Feb. 16-17 and is $27 for a fixed, three-course menu. Visitors can choose dishes like quail “lollipops,” beef tenderloin and rosewater panna cotta.
Skyviews is almost entirely staffed by students in the restaurant, hotel and institution management (RHIM) program in the College of Human Sciences. Students come up with the menu and work as kitchen and service managers.
Starting this week (Tuesday and Wednesday) a special Mardi Gras menu will include New Orleans barbecue shrimp, smoked porter braised short ribs and French Quarter beignets.
Additionally, for the month of February students can eat at the lunch buffet for $8 with their student ID. Skyviews administrator Mike Nghiem said they want to gain a new following with students who may not be aware Skyviews is a dining option that allows them to try different menus.
“Skyviews is tremendously excited to return for another semester of elevated dining,” Nghiem said. “Our students are eager to showcase what they've learned through their time in the RHIM program by providing diners with inventive menus and gracious hospitality. Our homages to New Orleans and Valentine's Day are befitting ways to get the semester started.”
Skyviews is at 1901 University Ave., Suite 600 (southeast corner of 19th Street and University Avenue) in the Texas Tech Plaza.