Stir Restaurant: Unveils Tasting Menus Inspired by the Iconic Artist

Philadelphia, PA (May 7, 2024) – Art and taste intertwine at Stir, where a unique culinary experience awaits visitors to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. From May 18th to September 9th, 2024, patrons can immerse themselves in the captivating world of Mary Cassatt’s artistry while savoring French-inspired, multi-course tasting menus designed to echo the themes of her groundbreaking work.

 Stir Unveils Tasting Menus Inspired by the Iconic Artist
Stir Unveils Tasting Menus Inspired by the Iconic Artist

 Step Into the World of Mary Cassatt:

Mary Cassatt, a Pennsylvania native whose bold depictions of women and children made her a revered figure among the French Impressionists, is the focus of a new exhibit, Mary Cassatt at Work. This profound exploration of 130 diverse pieces reveals Cassatt's evolution as an artist and her dedication to her craft, unveiling innovative techniques and materials explored through an extensive technical study.

Executive Chef Hoon Rhee and his team at Stir invite guests to extend their immersion into Cassatt's world with carefully curated tasting menus. The six-course dinner-tasting menu offers delicacies like Pommes Soufflé topped with glistening royal osetra caviar, a decadent Duck Pâté en Croûte with foie gras, and delicate Trout with charred onion petals and white tea beurre blanc.

For a delightful daytime indulgence, the Afternoon Tea menu ($45 per person) includes an array of savory and sweet treats. Imagine light, savory Gougères, seasonal macarons as colorful as an artist's palette, and delicate Jamon Beurre with airy milk bread. Each course is served on custom-designed teacups, saucers, and stands created by Arcadia University ceramics students in a unique partnership with Stir, adding a tangible element of hand-crafted artistry to the experience.

Tucked within the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art, Stir offers a setting as unique as the artwork itself. Frank Gehry designed the intimate space beneath the awe-inspiring "Nest" sculpture to set the stage for Chef Rhee's culinary brilliance. His cuisine, a fusion of East Asian and Nordic influences, emphasizes locally sourced ingredients prepared with creativity and finesse.