A week after its official opening (which itself was preceded by a splashy pre-opening party), the Perot Museum of Nature and Science hosted a more sedate open house on Tuesday for friends and media to review its food program.
The museum chose as its food purveyor the catering company of Wolfgang Puck, which is already busy-busy with a similar deal at the Nasher Sculpture Center, as well as at museums in Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and more.
Wolfgang Puck has become the go-to caterer for museums around the country.
Snacks were light at the Tuesday event, which was designed primarily to showcase the various dining rooms for rent, ranging from a 100-seat option where you can "dance among prehistoric exhibits" up to a 1,500-guest party if you want to rent the whole dang museum.
The in-house cafe on the ground floor of the museum — described as "family-oriented" and "value-priced" — served sliders, Cobb salad and red velvet cupcakes. Around the corner in the light-strewn lobby, stations were set up with higher-end catering options, such as crusted jambalaya and chocolate mousse served in eggshells that had been painted gold.
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