Early attempts at fusing food with art led to the advent of the macaroni portrait, followed shortly by the Cheez Whiz expressionist movement. Simultaneously appease appetites and aesthetic cravings with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of fare and drinks at Raven's Café d'Art, located inside downtown’s Yellowstone Art Museum.
With a menu of eclectic entrees and a slew of vegetarian possibilities, Raven's Café d'Art offers a respite for cultured palates within an intimate setting. Deliciously massage incisors with the Italian turkey panini ($7.75), a delectable combination of toasted ciabatta bread hugging cheddar-smothered turkey breast and crispy bacon. Greener gullets will enjoy the island polenta salad ($9.50), featuring baby shrimp, green chili polenta, black beans, and corn salsa served on a cushion of greens. Cap off inspiring meals with a delectable dessert such as the YAMs foster ($4.50) while discussing whether or not the Mona Lisa would look better with a mustache or eye lasers.
Raven's Café d'Art was featured in the Billings Gazette.
Raven's Cafe d'Art
Raven's Cafe d'Art, located within the Yellowstone Art Museum, could dole out boring fries or pasta salads with its lunchtime eats, but why be like every other restaurant? The eclectic café instead pairs its sandwiches and wraps with sides of yams, in honor of the museum's acronym. It also serves the tuber in the form of a dessert—sweet yams and apples drizzled in a brandy-butter and brown-sugar sauce and served atop ice cream.
Those who aren't fond of yams can request sides of fruit or chips to accompany their roasted-veggie paninis, steak and mushroom melts, and Hawaiian pork sliders. Or they can order one of the salads, all of which come with a piece of housemade bread of the day.
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