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Westmoreland Museum of American Art to include lunch cart when it reopens in October

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art will offer lunches for the first time when it reopens Oct. 24.

The museum has teamed up with The Supper Club, a Greensburg restaurant, to open a permanent cafe cart in the renovated building.

Chef Greg Andrews of The Supper Club will develop the menu with a focus on fresh, local ingredients.

The museum wanted a way to provide food for its patrons while supporting the local economy, said director of development Catena Bergevin.

“We wanted to make sure that we didn’t really compete with a lot of the great restaurants in downtown Greensburg,” Bergevin said.

The museum recently started looking for local establishments, and The Supper Club was quick to sign on.

“It would be an opportunity for us to partner with the museum and get our name out there to a new audience,” Andrews said.

The cart will sell food out of the first-floor Paul and Carol Evanson Community Room beneath the museum’s new cantilevered wing, with chairs and tables for visitors to sit and eat their meals, Bergevin said.

The museum will provide the cart, and The Supper Club will stock and staff it, she said. It will sell wraps, salads, soups and other light lunch fare, with a seasonally changing menu.

The service extends The Supper Club’s focus on farm-to-table dining, with as many ingredients as possible purchased from local farms, Andrews said.

“All the things in the standard American diet now, we’re trying to clean that up,” he said.

Andrews listed high-fructose corn syrup as one example. It’s common in processed foods but will not be part of any deserts offered at the museum, he said.

The cart will use paper products made out of recyclable material. It will be housed in the museum’s new LEED-certified, environmentally friendly wing.

“It’s a really wonderful partnership,” Bergevin said.

The cart will be open 11 am.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday once the museum reopens. Admission to the museum will not be required to eat at the cafe.

Jacob Tierney is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-6646 or [email protected].


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