Bentonville, Arkansas 2019
It's time to just add in some old restaurant adventures from pre-Covid days,
This is what the entrance to Crystal Bridges Museum looked like, when Don and I approached in November 2019. I love the metal tree.
Complex in the Middle of Nowhere
This is a pretty amazing place. It was founded by Alice Walton (daughter of Sam Walton as in Walmart) and opened in 2011.
This photo from a window, shows the wood and glass design by Moshe Safdie. The 217,00 square foot complex, surrounds creek fed ponds.
The buildings are surrounded by forest and hills.
This building looks like a bridge. It holds the restaurant, where we enjoyed a quick lunch.
The complex includes galleries classrooms, library, museum store, meeting space, restaurant and coffee bar.
There were a few fall colors when we visited. The water was still and reflected some of the colorful trees and clouds.
The restaurant is housed in the building, across the water.
It's named for the day the museum opened. 11/11/11.
Don and I lucked out with a nice table next to the window
I pretty much loved the festive heart dangling from the ceiling. My photo did not capture the magical way it reflected the happenings of the entire restaurant.
Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato
Our little feast hardly gave me the right to post this as a food adventure. But I insisted on ordering some food after we toured a while. I wanted to experience a dining adventure, in this enchanting museum.
We ordered at the counter. It wasn't a classy affair, but the service was top notch. I have a feeling their employees are well educated, whatever they do at the museum.
We were lucky we hit the restaurant when it wasn't jammed. Oh how I love that heart!
I almost felt like I was in a fabulous international restaurant, ready to embark on a fantastic trip. And we were! We ate, then headed off to tour more of the museum.
Just a Bit of What We Saw
These are some of my favorite moments at the museum. (You can click on each photo to enlarge.) There are more photos and much more info to share. But this was way over a year ago. I could dig up my notes, but who cares. We enjoyed a yummy sandwich at a museum, tucked into the woods... filled with American Art! Lovely!
The Dining Blog
This is a blog about Dining Adventures. Sometimes, I talk about food. Below, you can read how this started.
On July 4th 2011, I set a goal to try 50 culturally diverse restaurants in one year! (I knew that was possible, living in the Houston area) I spent the year pulling in friends and family to join me, on some unusual dining adventures. I met some curious people, tried some scary foods and explored places and cultures I never would have otherwise. Even though I met my goal, I learned too much to end my adventures in dining. I have continued blogging about memorable dining adventures of all kinds, near and far... and all the discoveries and funny things I've learned along the way!
Locations and types of dining adventures, are listed further down.