Recently the wonderful folks at the Cincinnati Museum of Art invited me to try out their Terrace Cafe and meet the chef! I'm always up for bonding with a chef - so off I went.
Chef Christian is a west-sider - so he's true Cincinnati. He ventured off for a few years and headed to Disney and other places before coming back home to share some great treats with us. He is a true character and let me tell you - if you see him while you're there sometime - go up and say hi - you will be glad you did.
The interesting thing about the kitchen at the Cincinnati Museum of Art is that they don't have a stove!!! There are no open burners allowed at the museum because of the art! So they have one induction burner and a convection oven. Keep this in mind if you're ever there for an event - like a wedding!!! They cater weddings - with no open flames?!? It's pretty amazing when you see their kitchen to think of all the great things that come out of the kitchen.
You have to have a little creativity in you to be the chef here. He is often asked to create dinners that are inspired by the art. The event we were previewing was inspired by the Japanese art exhibit they had at the time.
Fusian there making sushi rolls for everyone. So there was a huge vat of krab...I love this stuff. I know - it's not crab - but I still love it.
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After my visit before the event - I decided to head back for lunch at the Terrace Cafe. If you have a $10 bill at the cafe - your parking is free - just fyi.
I started with a Pink Lemonade ($2) and it was great - it was very refreshing!
Why Should You Go? Well the Museum of Art is a no-brainer - if you haven't been - it's free - go! I liked the Terrace Cafe and would definitely like to try it again. Chef Christian has a great attitude and is super fun. Also - if you ever see Tuna Salad on the menu or as a special - get it. He makes a special one that is so freakin good! I mean - who ever says Tuna Salad is great? But his - is!