The Santa Barbara Museum of Art at 1130 State Street has announced that Fire & Ice Events is the new operator for the Museum Café, with a vision that is a celebration of the “Art of Food.” The new eatery is now open with regular hours of Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 1st Thursdays 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. The café at the Museum had been closed for about two months after the previous operator, Brenda Simon, decided to focus more effort on her catering business.
Examples of the Fire & Ice Museum Café menu include salads, soups, sandwiches, (including chicken banh mi, croquet-monseiur panini, and grilled market vegetable), tasting platters that include cheese, hummus, fruits, olives and flatbread, and both savory and sweet pastries. The eatery also offers exclusive single source coffee from the El Imposible region of El Salvador. A full menu is posted on the Museum website at sbma.net/cafe.
Peter Sonderegger, Fire & Ice’s Creative Director, comments, “We are so pleased to bring our philosophy of recreating, reinventing, and reimagining artful and flavorful cuisine to the Santa Barbara community, especially via the prestige of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.”