The Minnesota History Center just got a bit tastier.
On Monday, D’Amico Catering celebrated the Grand Opening of its latest location inside the St. Paul museum.
The move to the Minnesota History Center was announced last winter, after D’Amico announced it planned to vacate the Walker Art Center. Its café, Market House, opened on the first floor in September.
During Monday’s celebration, diners were given the chance to sample items from the café as well as what D’Amico would be offering during catered events.
Upon entering, guests were greeted with the Market Café’s mini Gridiron Glory burger, topped with cheese, caramelized onions and bacon, paired with a Summit ale.
As they made their way up the spiral staircase several hors d’oeuvres awaited them, many of which are offered on the catering items.
Waiters circled the room with options ranging from French fries to a mushroom and provolone flatbread.
Larger portions included an apple and cheese salad, a baked four cheese macaroni and a vegetarian torte. A popular item of the evening was the pan fried Angel hair pasta cake that sat atop a spicy tomato jam.
A seafood buffet overflowed with lobster tails, claws, shrimp, clams and oysters. There were also tiny bottles of individual hot sauce for each diner.
Proteins featured included beef tenderloin, topped with gravy and served as slices or a sandwich, char crusted chicken paired with moist squash and rainbow chard and harissa rubbed salmon on top of robust Israeli couscous.
For dessert, there was an array of bite-sized morsels including chocolate tortes, macarons, cream puffs and more.
Guests were even invited to take a pumpkin cookie with brown butter icing and hot apple cider to go!
In addition to sampling items from the menu guests got to explore the museum’s exhibits, including the new Gridiron Glory exhibit.
Catering options at the Minnesota History Center are available now. For hours and location of Market Café, visit the restaurant online.
D’Amico Catering, part of the broader D’Amico & Partners, has locations inside 12 other venues across the Twin Cities.