New Restaurant to Open at Philadelphia Museum of Art

by artfuldiner on July 15, 2018

in Breaking News, Pennsylvania Event, Restaurant Event

Stir Restaurant, Philly MuseumOn Tuesday, October 9, 2018, the dining facilities at the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be the first component of the Frank Gehry-led redesign of the museum’s interior to open to the public.

The 76-seat restaurant, Stir, will be run by Starr Catering with Mark Tropea, a former chef for residents of 15 Central Park West, an apartment tower in Manhattan, presiding over the open kitchen. Mr. Tropea plans to offer seasonal fare emphasizing strong local sourcing with such offerings as Kennett Square mushrooms, Barnegat scallops, and a burger topped with Lancaster cheddar.

At the same time, the museum will also be opening the Café, a new, enlarged cafeteria, also run by Starr Catering, that will feature stations with artisanal sandwiches, seasonal salads, and brick-oven pizza.

The new dining options will not have an outside entrance, so museum admission will be required for entry. Stir will be serving just lunch and brunch; the Café will be open from morning until late afternoon.

Photo Above: An artist’s rendering of Stir, a Frank Gehry-designed restaurant. While Stir’s interior promises to be visually stunning, and the Starr Catering Group enjoys an excellent reputation, “The proof of the pudding,” as Cervantes so wisely noted, “is in the eating.”

Bon Appétit!


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