Inspired by Three Masters of Print, the new exhibition at the Norton Museum of Art, The Restaurant at the Norton has launched a new spring menu, showcasing fresh ingredients and flavors for spring. Conceptualized by the food and beverage masterminds at Constellation Culinary Group, the menu launches in parallel with the opening of new museum exhibitions, including The Howard and Judie Ganek Collection; Dürer, Rembrandt and Picasso: Three Masters of the Print and A Remarkable Gathering: The Fisher Landau Family Collection.
“We are excited to launch this new menu inspired by some of the greatest artists in history,” says Executive Chef Jair Solis Mendoza of Constellation Culinary Group. “We believe that this menu will bring a fresh new start to the spring season and at The Restaurant at the Norton.”
The Three Masters of Print exhibit contains approximately thirty works from a Palm Beach private collection that have been selected for their historical importance and outstanding quality, featuring three artists exploring the print techniques of their time. The exhibit features work from German painter Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, and Picasso and how they brought their transformative skill to bear on the printed image through various techniques.
The team at Constellation Culinary Group conceptualized an entirely new lunch, dinner and dessert menu. The starters include the classic Matzah Ball Soup ($12), a combination of chicken broth, celery, thyme, pulled chicken, and matzah; Tomato Bisque ($10), topped with extra virgin olive oil, crostini; the seasonal Spring Chopped Salad ($17), baby spinach, baby kale, napa cabbage, snow peas, miso candied cashews, orange segments, feta, lemongrass basil vinaigrette, and rice crisp tossed together; the classic Baby Gem Caesar Salad ($17), baby gem lettuce, fried capers & black olives, ricotta salata, heirloom tomatoes, served with creamy caesar dressing; or the Stracciatella Toast ($18), warm grilled tomato toast with stracciatella, baby kale & herb salad, and sherry vinaigrette.
The main menu highlights savory favorites such as the Miso Glaze Salmon ($30) pan-seared salmon with sesame crusted sweet potato coins, bok choy, frisee, and asian pear; Pan Seared Chicken ($24) served with cauliflower puree, roasted romanesco, garlic braised swiss chard, chicken jus, thyme oil; Mussels ($24), fennel, shallots, garlic, white wine, butter, fresh basil & grilled rosemary sourdough; or the Short Rib ($35), pappardelle pasta served with cherry tomatoes, pickled red onion, and shitake mushroom ragu.
For guests feeling a little peckish, they can choose from the menus snack bites that feature items like the Mezze Platter ($22), a hummus, heirloom tomato & basil salad, roasted romanesco, herb dressing, pickled pearl onions, marinated feta, grilled naan platter; Calamari ($19), crisp calamari served with grilled lemon, pepperoncini, aioli; French Onion Dip 10, house-made kettle chips; Pile High Fries ($12), parmesan herb fries, and ketchup; or Sweet Potato Wedges ($8), saba, pistachio, and brown butter.
The menu also includes a collection of classic cocktails including the Cool As A Cucumber ($13), fresh muddled cucumber mixed with tequila blanco, elderflower liqueur, lime juice, and pineapple juice; Refined Fashion ($15), early times kentucky whiskey, tahitian vanilla, black walnut bitters, and amaro wash; Bloody Mary ($13), vodka, and house made mix; Jane Daly ($14), organic crop meyer lemon vodka, honey lavender iced tea, fresh lemonade; or a Seasonal Bellini ($12), a mixture of Charles Lafitte sparkling wine and seasonal nectar. In addition to the creative cocktail menu, The Restaurant also offers a carefully selected wine list featuring old world and new world wines offered by the glass and bottle.
Diners can sit within the 165-seat, indoor and outdoor dining room, and enjoy stunning views of the Pamela and Robert B. Goergen Garden. With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the garden, the natural light and foliage are seamlessly integrated into the space including works in the garden such as Le tournesol (The Sunflower), 1952 by Fernand Léger. The dining room itself also showcases a collection of art, in addition to mid-century modern decor infused with soothing natural elements. The restaurant also boasts a private dining room that can seat both small groups of 12-15 and large groups up to 50. The room is separated from the main dining room by three large wood panels with two separate entrances.
Restaurant hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, seven days a week, and they stay open late serving dinner on Friday nights for Art After Dark with the last seating at 9pm. Museum admission is not required to dine at The Restaurant. Norton Members receive a 10% discount at the restaurant; sign up for membership and receive a 20% discount on your first visit.
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