Museum food may be looking up now that Café G is open in the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum's new wing. The cafe is now serving museum patrons only and plans to open service up to Joe Schmoe starting in March. So for the next few months you'll have to buy a pass if you want to try chef Peter Crowley's tartiflette, caramelized sea scallops with salsa verde or braised pork shoulder with shiitakes. The Globe reports that the new spot will periodically serve special menus inspired by the museum's exhibits and history, such as a riff on a Christmas meal served by Gardner herself including oyster stew, roasted quail with kumquat glaze and cinnamon doughnuts.
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