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Toledo Museum of Art Café offers new winter menu

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The Toledo Museum of Art is now serving its winter menu, featuring hearty, healthy dishes that appeal to a wide range of palates. Among the many items new for this menu are sandwiches featuring Focaccia, a flat oven-baked Italian bread made at the Café and a vegan, gluten-free carrot soup.

“The Museum Café offers food you won’t find anywhere else in the city in a fun, creative setting,” said Executive Chef Joe Felix. “The Museum Café is the perfect option if you are looking to provide a unique experience for those out-of-town guests, enjoy a weekday lunch or a date night before one of the many events.”

In addition to being located among world-renowned works of art, café patrons – young and old alike – are invited to explore their creativity using the colored pencils to draw on the white butcher paper covering the tables.

“Some of the drawings have been really remarkable and we have hung them around the café and the kitchen,” Felix said. 

The menu, which is rotated approximately twice a year, features both vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. The new Focaccia sandwiches are served hot and with either a side of vegetables, side salad, fruit salad or chips. Selections include sweet n’ sour pork, root beer braised brisket, drunken apple and walnut chicken and grilled portobello.

There are several dishes featuring the café’s handmade gnocchi, including cabernet braised short rib gnocchi featuring butternut squash, caramelized pearl onions and cabernet demi; achiote grilled chicken gnocchi featuring avocado, black beans and corn salsa, sour cream, tomato and chimichurri; and mushroom braised carrots gnocchi with carrots, porcini, cremini, roasted red onion, parsley and mushroom gravy.

New vegetable side dishes include poblano roasted brussels sprouts, roasted root vegetables, broccoli salad, and roasted cauliflower. A chef’s special and a half-pound brisket burger with rotating gourmet toppings are also included in the new menu.

The kid’s menu features a variety of the childhood favorites, such as the pan seared gnocchi and cheese, Italian bread pizza, grilled three-cheese sandwich, as well as hot dogs and mini cheeseburgers.

For sweets and snacks, the menu includes chocolate covered expresso beans, fresh fruit salad, cannoli, reboot nut medley, chocolate brownies, cupcakes, cookies and more.

The Café is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information or to see the full menu, visit toledomuseum.org.