Since being back in Tucson, I’ve made it my goal to obtain new experiences in the city I was raised in. Having this mentality has widened my perspective to truly seeing the beauty of Tucson and what the city has to offer. New York, Paris and Tucson are easily my favorite cities, but further exploring Tucson makes me love the city more and more. Alex’s and my latest adventure included visiting the Tucson Museum of Art after work this past Thursday.
Museums are something I’ve always enjoyed because I find it fascinating
to learn what compelled the artist to create a given art piece. The time
period, artist’s background and so many other variables impact the artist’s creation. I especially wanted to see this museum because I heard they had an exhibit featuring the works of Matisse, Warhol and Picasso, and some of my favorites, Rodin and Renoir. There was also a modern art exhibit, which Alex loved.
Cafe à La C’Art
In addition to never experiencing the Tucson Museum of Art, it was also our first experience dining at the museum’s gem restaurant, Cafe à La C’Art. I heard the food was amazing and since we were right there, we figured why not! The patio is quite picturesque but was unfortunately too hot for a Tucson summer.
The staff was very passionate about the food and the historic block of Tucson. Since I was debating if I wanted to incorporate lavender in cocktails at my bridal shower, I decided to give the lavender martini a test. It was lovely but I wasn’t too crazy about the sugar rim. Alex had the Bee’s Knees, a Prohibition-era cocktail, consisting of gin, lemon and honey– I would highly recommend it!
Our dinner was comically contrasting: Alex ordered the brisket sandwich with french fries and I had their salmon salad. The salad was huge and I ended up eating the other half at work. For dessert, we finished off with the cafe’s famous buttermilk cake with mixed berries. The massive slice was both dense and delicious. You can’t go wrong with a slice of cake like that! We can’t wait to check out their happy hour and new menu later this month.
As our first time to the Tucson Museum of Art and Cafe à La C’Art, it was a lovely experience and even better because we
could escape the unbearable heat of Tucson. I look forward to seeing
the new exhibits the museum plans to install and the new menu by the cafe. In the meantime, don’t miss out on seeing these works of art by remarkable artists; the exhibit closes today at 5:00pm!