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Inside the Perot Museum

Sneak Peak: Wolfgang Puck cooks the food at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science


Inside the Perot Museum

What goes great with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from Wolfgang Puck? How about a dinosaur egg.

The Hatch got the chance to preview Wolfgang Puck Catering’s new “Real.Delicious” catering service as well as special event options at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science last night, and neither the food nor the science disappointed.

Real.Delicious is a price-conscious alternative to Wolfgang Puck’s custom catering that will feature a simplified selection of flavorful and seasonal menus that will be exclusive to the Perot Museum. Carl Schuster, CEO and President of WPC, said the catering company recognized the need and opportunity to provide a budget-friendly option to service the wide range of events the Perot Museum expects to host.

“With five levels and 11 permanent exhibition halls, the Perot Museum offers a myriad of spaces to host events, ranging from intimate seated dinners and gala cocktail parties, to casual meetings and birthday parties,” Schuster said.

The range of possibilities was on full display last night. Guests were invited to sip cocktails and sample a selection of Real.Delicious. menu options in the expansive glass-enclosed lobby that features a gorgeous view of the Dallas skyline and a life-size Malawisaurus dinosaur skeleton that measures nearly 16 meters in length.

I was hoping for a bit more extensive menu sampling, but everything available was very good, particularly the Smoked Brandade with Sea Chicharron, Paddlefish Roe, and Deviled Egg Puree, and the Butter Poached Tenderloin with Redeye Jus, Pickled Mustard Seed, Sweet Salsify and Quince. The choices were somewhat limited, but flavor was definitely not.

Next, guests were free to roam around all four levels of museum exhibitions, with each floor set up to showcase a different possible event function. Guests could imagine hosting a formal dinner party in the middle of the Mesozoic Era or even a wedding reception in the dimly lit Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall, featuring over 200 beautiful mineral specimens from around the world.

Of course, you could always have the wedding reception on the dino floor.

But nothing brings out a Bridezilla quite like the real thing.

 

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