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

CORN SOUP $8
lime crème fraiche, toasted pistachio

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

SALADS

FARRO SALAD $12
French beans, basil vinaigrette, heirloom tomatoes, feta

SUMMER MELON SALAD* $11
arugula, torn bread crumbs, white balsamic vinaigrette

CHOPPED SALAD* $13
bacon, heirloom cherry tomato, cucumber, pickled shallots, parmesan-peppercorn dressing

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

LEMON DIJONAISE CHICKEN SALAD +6

THE HALVES

choice of two for $14

CORN SOUP

MATZO BALL SOUP

MARKET SALAD

HOUSE BRINED TURKEY SANDWICH

LEMON DIJONAISE CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH
PULLMAN, RYE, 7 GRAIN, OR Gluten Free

KIDS MENU

SUNFLOWER BUTTER PB&J $7
seasonal jelly

KIDS GRILLED CHEESE $8
White Cheddar cheese

FLATBREAD PIZZA $10
homemade tomato sauce

TARTINES

SALMON TARTINE $13
dill crème, capers, heirloom tomato

SMASHED AVOCADO $10
preserved lemon, radish

RATATOUILLE TARTINE $9
basil pesto, arugula, la brea sourdough

SANDWICHES

served with a side of house-made bread & butter pickles

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

HOUSE BRINED TURKEY $14 smashed avocado, sprouts, tomato, 7 grain bread ADD HOUSEMADE BACON +2

BISTRO BLT $14
la brea bread, homemade bacon, heirloom tomato, green goddess, rosemary aioli

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

Inquire about our charcuterie and cheese selection *Items may include the following ingredients not listed in the description: Gluten

Weekend Brunch - Saturday and Sunday

BRUNCH MENU

CHIA SEED PUDDING $8
fresh berries

CRÊPES $10
ricotta, caramelized peaches, brown butter, granola, whipped cream

BISTRO BREAKFAST $14
house made sausage, oven dried tomato, home fries, eggs, toast

QUICHE $12
summer squash, marjoram, goat cheese

SMASHED AVOCADO TARTINE $9
preserved lemon, radish

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

DRINKS

BISTRO BLOODYMARY $11
worcestershire, tobasco, titos
ADD THE WORKS + 3
pickled okra, house-cured bacon, blackened shrimp

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

SANGRIA SPRITZ $10
red wine, fresh fruit, bubbles

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.