September 28, 2010
Mulvaney to run Crocker Museum Cafe

By Chris Macias

Along with all the art appreciating at the renovated Crocker Museum, there needs to be time for a snack, right? Local chef and restaurateur Patrick Mulvaney will help take care of that, as he will run the new Crocker Museum Cafe. Mulvaney also landed the contract to cater all museum events with his Culinary Specialists at the Crocker. The Crocker Museum's 125,000 square foot expansion, with a $100 million price tag, will be unveiled to the public on Oct. 10.

At the cafe, look for salads in the $5 range and sandwiches priced around $7. Plan to pay about $12 for more formal plates.

The cafe will be accessible without having to pay an admission fee. The hope is that the Crocker Museum Cafe will attract patrons from the nearby CalPERS building and other offices.

"We'll have cool cafe food," said Mulvaney. "There will be grab-and-go items and a hot line to get a panini or maybe some green chile on polenta. I think there's potential for a strong lunch business. We'll be ready and prepared the best we can."

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