Food & Drink

Mediterranean restaurant to open next week at DMA

Socco Mediterranean Cafe is part of the Dallas Museum of Art’s new outdoor food pavilion in the Eagle Family Plaza at the museum’s north entrance
Socco Mediterranean Cafe is part of the Dallas Museum of Art’s new outdoor food pavilion in the Eagle Family Plaza at the museum’s north entrance

The Dallas Museum of Art, which is already home to the DMA Cafe, is about to put another restaurant on exhibit.

On Thursday morning, the museum announced a June 7 opening date for Socca Mediterranean Cafe, which will be part of the museum’s new outdoor food pavilion in the Eagle Family Plaza at the museum’s north entrance.

Local chef and menu consultant Sharon Hage (formerly of Dallas’ York Street) worked with the museum on the new restaurant.

Per a release, the cafe gets its name from socca, a savory chickpea crêpe that is found in southern France and that is a specialty of Nice. Many people will be glad to hear that socca is naturally gluten-free. The It has been compared to a golden crêpe but also to a flatbread pizza .

“The DMA restaurant Socca will feature the classic crêpe made from finely ground chickpea flour and prepared in an imported Italian oven with Texas extra virgin olive oil and a bit of black pepper,” the release says. “The crêpe will be topped with contemporary, Mediterranean-inspired ingredients, from the savory— burrata, prosciutto, roast chicken and artichoke salad—to the sweet—house-ground almond butter with bananas and local honey.”

Socca will also offer shareable platters of cured meats and local cheese, and a signature hummus with marinated olives and crisp veggies. Beverages will include homemade seasonal fruit limeade and a selection of wines and local beers served on tap. Socca will be open during regular museum hours.

The museum is at 1717 N. Harwood St. in downtown Dallas.

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