The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is one of our favorite places to spend an afternoon. Beyond the amazing art, Cafe Modern, located in the museum, is delicious! With a new executive chef and a revamped menu, if you haven’t already tried Cafe Modern, now is definitely the time!
Cafe Modern boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that make for a very picturesque dining experience overlooking the museum’s shallow reflecting pool and grounds.
Cafe Modern’s interior design is itself a work of art, set against the backdrop of Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s awe-inspiring architecture embodied in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
We started brunch with a round of specialty mimosas! We ordered the Spring Mimosa and the French Mimosa. The Spring Mimosa was crafted from Brut Rose and house-made Rose Simple Syrup, topped with a darling edible pink flower. The French Mimosa was a mix of champagne, creme de violette, a maraschino cherry, and a lemon twist.
We love fried green tomatoes, so we naturally had to start with Cafe Modern’s Panko-Crusted Fried Green Tomatoes topped with Bacon Onion Jam, Frisee Lettuce, and Remoulade Sauce. While the appetizer was definitely tasty, the fried green tomatoes from Hattie’s in Dallas are still our favorite.
Emily ordered the Cantonese Pork Donburi Bowl, which consisted of Steamed Rice, Cantonese Honey BBQ Pork, Grilled Pineapple Cucumber Relish, and Shaved Red Cabbage all topped with a Fried Egg. This dish was so flavorful – tangy, savory, and sweet.
Our mom ordered the Modern Eggs Benedict, which was made with Poached Vital Farms Cage-Free Eggs, a toasted English Muffin, Applewood-Smoked Ham, and Lemony Hollandaise. The dish was served with a side of crispy brunch potatoes. Although the Eggs Benedict was good, it was not as much of as standout as the other entrees.
Barbara ordered the Seared Tuna Salad with Coriander-Crusted Rare Tuna, Jicama Apple Salad with Mint, Pea Tendrils, Texas Honey Lime Vinaigrette, Chili-Spiced Pepitas, and Avocado Crema. The presentation and plating of this salad was beautiful, a true feast for the eyes! The salad was light and refreshing, yet very satisfying – the perfect summer dish!
Nothing beats a leisurely brunch on the weekend, especially one filled with delicious cocktails, food and quality sister time!
We definitely recommend dining at Cafe Modern the next time you find yourself in Fort Worth! We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch and will definitely be back for lunch and/or dinner!
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Barbara & Emily