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Bistro at Sarasota Art Museum
Bistro at Sarasota Art Museum
Photo: Rich Schineller
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Located in Paul Rudolph’s 1959 Vocational Shops building, beautifully reimagined by K/R Architects.  

 

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. 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

SOUPS

TOMATO BISQUE $8
whipped blue cheese buttered toast

MATZO BALL SOUP $9
homemade broth, roasted chicken, celery

SALADS

BABY KALE & WATERCRESS SALAD $12
Florida citrus, roasted beets, avocado, pistachio, smoked blue cheese, orange vinaigrette

HEIRLOOM TOMATO & FRENCH BEANS $14
cashew basil pesto, quinoa,  watercress, fennel, lemon vinaigrette

CHOPPED NIÇOISE $12
little gems, Persian cucumbers, niçoise olives, French beans, tomato, onion, fingerling potatoes, parmesan cheese, 6-minute egg, bagna cauda

ADD PROTEIN
HOUSEMADE ROAST BEEF +7
CEDAR ROASTED SALMON +7
HOUSE BRINED TURKEY +6

GREEN GODDESS CHICKEN SALAD +6
BURRATA +5

THE HALVES

choice of two for $14

TOMATO BISQUE & BLUE CHEESE TOAST

MATZOH BALL SOUP

MARKET SALAD

HOUSEMADE ROAST BEEF SANDWICH

HOUSE BRINED TURKEY SANDWICH

HAM & CHEDDAR SANDWICH
PULLMAN, RYE, OR 7 GRAIN

TARTINES

HOUSE-MADE RICOTTA TOAST $9
mayhaw jam, Sarasota honey

SMASHED AVOCADO $9
preserved lemon, radish

ROASTED MUSHROOM $10
6-minute egg, truffle oil, parmesan cheese

SANDWICHES

all sandwiches served with a side of house-made bread and butter pickles

GRIDDLED CHEESE $10
fontina mornay, sharp white cheddar, pullman, tomato jam

HOUSEMADE ROAST BEEF $14
horseradish cream, pickled onion, watercress, rye

CEDAR ROASTED SALMON NIÇOISE $14
chopped niçoise, salmon, whole wheat wrap

HOUSE BRINED TURKEY $13
smashed avocado, sprouts, tomato, 7 grain bread
ADD APPLEWOOD BACON +2

ROASTED CHICKEN SALAD $11
celery, red onion, green goddess, little gems, croissant

SIDE DISHES

CRISP FINGERLING POTATOS $5

ROASTED MARKET VEGETABLES $5

CHIVE & LEMON TRICOLORED QUINOA $4

Inquire about our charcuterie and cheese selection

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

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.

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.