The Dallas Museum of Art recently announced the public opening of its new al fresco dining experience, Socca Mediterranean Cafe. The Museum’s new outdoor food pavilion is located in the recently unveiled Eagle Family Plaza at the DMA’s north entrance and is a complement to the DMA Cafe, located inside the Museum’s Atrium.
Socca is among the first restaurants to bring this dish by the same name to Dallas. The DMA restaurant will feature the classic crêpe made from finely ground chickpea flour and prepared in an imported Italian oven with Texas extra virgin olive oil and a bit of black pepper. The crêpe will be topped with contemporary, Mediterranean-inspired ingredients, from the savory—burrata, prosciutto, roast chicken and artichoke salad—to the sweet—house-ground almond butter with bananas and local honey.
In addition to this quick and healthy lunch or afternoon snack, Socca will offer shareable platters of artisan cured meats and local cheese, and a signature hummus with marinated olives and crisp veggies. Additional bites, inspired by the Mediterranean, are also available. Beverages include homemade seasonal fruit limeade and a selection of wines and local beers served on tap.
The DMA partnered with Sharon Hage to help see this new dining experience to fruition. Hage has a number of years of experience working as a consultant, restaurateur and chef. Socca Mediterranean Cafe is located in the Museum’s new Eagle Family Plaza just outside the DMA’s Atrium entrance. The north entrance was made possible by the generosity of benefactors Jennifer and John Eagle, who donated $3 million for the renovations, and the Nancy B. Hamon Estate, which gave an additional gift of $1.3 million for the project, for a total contribution of $4.3 million.
Socca will be open during regular Museum hours starting tomorrow so head on over and enjoy!