Chef Kaytlin Dangaran, Executive Chef, Bistro at Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College
Chef Kaytlin Dangaran
Executive Chef
Bistro at Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College
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A farm-to table experience

The Bistro fare is inspired by Florida’s regional fruit stands and farmer’s markets and emphasizes local produce, healthy proteins, and artisanal specialty items brought to you by Executive Chef Kaytlin Dangaran and the Constellation Culinary team.

 

Bistro is located in Paul Rudolph’s 1959 Vocational Shops building, beautifully reimagined by K/R Architects.

The Bistro design is inspired by Rudolph, the history of the Sarasota High School, and the 1920s provenance of the Elliott building and serves as platform to extend the curatorial vision of the Museum into your dining experience.

Bistro's Spring menu
Bistro's Spring Menu

Photo: Daniel Perales

Bistro’s farm-to-table experience is based on a Florida farm-stand inspired menu featuring seasonal ingredients

Photos: Daniel Perales

SOUPS

PASTA E FAGIOLI $11
Pancetta, parmesan, kidney beans

TOMATO BISQUE $10
truffled crème fraiche

SALADS

FRISEE & ENDIVE $15
heirloom carrots, shaved fennel, toasted almonds, goat cheese, truffled sherry vinaigrette

SPRING LETTUCES $16
lemon crema, crispy maitake, smoked blue cheese, toasted hazelnuts

LITTLE GEM CHOPPED SALAD* $16
asparagus, English peas, garlic breadcrumbs, green goddess, feta

POACHED ASPARAGUS $17
fingerling potatoes, dill dijonnaise, 6-minute egg

ADD PROTEIN
6-MINUTE EGG +2
CEDAR ROASTED SALMON +10
GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST + 8

THE HALVES

choice of two for $15

PASTA E FAGIOLI

TOMATO BISQUE

MARKET SALAD

GRILLED CHEESE

JAMBON BEURRE
PULLMAN, RYE, BAGUETTE OR GLUTEN FREE

SANDWICHES

served with house-made bread & butter pickles

GOAT CHEESE AND TOMATO TARTINE $14
blistered heirloom cherry tomatoes, roasted garlic

SPRING GREEN TARTINE $15
avocado smash, asparagus, fava, 6-minute egg

SALMON TARTINE $16
dill crème, capers, heirloom tomato

GRIDDLED CHEESE $12
fontina mornay, sharp white cheddar, pullman, tomato jam

GRILLED CHICKEN CLUB SANDWICH $18
sourdough, house-made bacon, avocado smash, sprouts

JAMBON BEURRE $16
ham, gruyere, warm baguette

TOASTED CORNED BEEF RUEBEN $15
Norfolk sauce, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, rye

*Items may include the following ingredients not listed in the description: Gluten

Weekend Brunch - Saturday and Sunday

SOUPS

PASTA E FAGIOLI $11
Pancetta, parmesan, kidney beans

TOMATO BISQUE $10
truffled crème fraiche

SALADS

CHOPPED FALL SALAD $13
little gem lettuce, granny smith apple, radicchio, toasted pumpkin seeds, blue cheese

KALE CAESAR $12
parmesan, rye breadcrumbs, brussels sprouts

ADD PROTEIN
6-MINUTE EGG +2
CEDAR ROASTED SALMON +7
HOUSE BRINED TURKEY +6

LEMON DIJONNAISE CHICKEN SALAD +6
HOUSE-MADE SAUSAGE +4

TARTINES

CROQUE MONSIEUR $12
prosciutto, fontina mornay, truffle

SMASHED AVOCADO $10
preserved lemon, radish

ADD 6-MINUTE EGG +2

BRUNCH

BRULEE GRAPEFRUIT $9
chia seed, mixed berries

ASIAGO BAGEL $10
salmon-cream cheese, caper, red onion

BISCUITS & GRAVY $13
sausage, black pepper, coffee

QUICHE LORRAINE $12
arugula salad

CHOCOLATE & RASPBERRY WAFFLES $12
white chocolate, whipped cream

SANDWICHES

served with house-made bread & butter pickles

BREAKFAST SANDWICH $12
toasted croissant, rosemary aioli, bacon, egg, Swiss cheese

GRIDDLED CHEESE $11
fontina mornay, sharp white cheddar, Pullman, tomato jam

HOUSE BRINED TURKEY $14
smashed avocado, sprouts, tomato, 7-grain bread

ADD HOUSEMADE BACON +2

TOASTED CORNED BEEF REUBEN $15
Norfolk sauce, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, rye

DRINKS

BISTRO BLOODYMARY $11
Worcestershire, Tabasco, titos

ICED IRISH COFFEE $11
parliament espresso, Irish whiskey, whipped cream

MIMOSA CARAFE $19
choice of : local orange juice or mango
SINGLE $9

BOURBON PALMER $10
MEM iced tea, homemade lemonade, jim bean

Executive Chef

Bistro at Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College

Chef Kaytlin Dangaran, Executive Chef, Bistro at Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College
Chef Kaytlin Dangaran
Executive Chef
Bistro at Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College

Photo: Daniel Perales

Chef Kaytlin Dangaran brings a fresh approach to Bistro at Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College, where she draws inspiration from her diverse culinary experience and background. Having led restaurants within cultural institutions, she has elevated the museum experience with seasonal and art-inspired menus.

Learning to cook in her mother’s kitchen, Chef Dangaran, a Tampa native, recognized at a young age the importance of food and shared meals with her family and her community. As a universal language, she communicates through her culinary creations bringing people from all backgrounds together for a shared experience.

Trained at the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan, Chef Dangaran gained invaluable experience in the kitchen of Gabe Thompson’s bustling West Village Italian restaurant dell’anima. Shortly after completing culinary school, she joined the opening team of Thompson’s L’Artusi as Sous Chef. Eager to expand her culinary knowledge and skills, Dangaran moved to San Francisco where she worked at the famed Quince and Cotogna.
It was during this time that Dangaran explored seasonal cooking, gaining expertise in a restrained style of creating dishes dictated solely by ingredients’ seasonal availability. After two years in San Francisco, Dangaran returned to New York to accept the position of Chef de Cuisine at L’Apicio in the East Village. Ever seeking new opportunities to explore and expand her repertoire, Chef Dangaran relocated to Miami to helm the kitchen at Verde at the Perez Art Museum in Miami prior to opening Bistro at Sarasota Art Museum.
Chef Kaytlin Dangaran, Executive Chef, Bistro at Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College and John Dangaran, Cafe Operations Manager
The dynamic duo of Chef Kaytlin Dangaran, Executive Chef and General Manager of Bistro and John Dangaran, Bistro's Cafe Operations Manager

Photo: Daniel Perales

Catering

Our exclusive catering partners, Constellation Culinary, will take care of all your special event and catering needs. From a group tour box lunch picnic on the Great Lawn to an elegant dinner in the Museum Plaza, or even a glamorous wedding amidst the art, Constellation Culinary is here to help you host your next great event at the Sarasota Art Museum. 

Learn more about our Catering program by clicking below.