The Westmoreland Museum of American Art to Open New Café

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art to Open New Café

Café Marchand will serve French-inspired fare along with wine and beer.

GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania (March 14, 2019) – On Sat., March 30, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art opens Café Marchand. A partnership with French Express, the café will offer a rotating menu of hot soups, quiches, freshly prepared sandwiches and salads, pastries, and gourmet grab-and-go snacks, plus coffee, wine and Pennsylvania craft beers, along with a variety of other craft beverages.

French Express, located in Latrobe, is influenced by the global experiences of its owners and dedicated to creating delicious, healthy alternatives to typical fast and pre-packaged foods. Chefs Christophe Fichet and Nicolas Grunewald have developed a mouth watering menu for Café Marchand including free-range chicken salad on croissant, smoked salmon on brioche, and arugula salad with thyme-roasted onions and tomatoes, as well as an array of desserts, including limoncello cream cake, tiramisu, fruit clafoutis, and macarons.

The café will be nestled in The Westmoreland’s gift shop, with interior design by artist Tadao Arimoto, who is also designing a new welcome desk for the lobby. After ordering, guests can find seating throughout the first floor and dine with spectacular views of downtown Greensburg.

“We’ve named the café in honor of Mary Marchand Woods, whose generous bequest established the Westmoreland in 1959,” says Anne Kraybill, the Richard M. Scaife Director and CEO of The Westmoreland. “She was a long-time Greensburg resident who wanted her community to have an important cultural institution. Food is culture, so we could not think of a more appropriate way to honor her memory.”

The café will be open during The Westmoreland’s hours of operation, which have been expanded. Admission to the Museum is now free after the elimination of a suggested donation policy last year.

The Westmoreland’s new hours (beginning March 30):

  • Wed. – Fri.: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sat. – Sun.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Mon. – Tues.: closed (except for scheduled school groups and partner programs)
Funding for Café Marchand comes in part from the Westmoreland County Tourism Grant Program.
 
The Westmoreland receives funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the Marketing to Attract Tourism Grant through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, among other funding from government, foundations, corporations and individuals.
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  • Cathy Kable
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    I’m excited about Café Marchand.
    I love the French Express folks-they are awesome and so
    is their food. I drive to Latrobe at least once a week to
    eat their delicious quiches, salads, soups, deserts!
    Looking forward to tasting their treats in Greensburg.

  • Barbara Androstic
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    What a perfect addition to our marvelous museum! The French Express offers finely-crafted food items from the most authentic croissants to a variety of delectable sweets and a plethora of culinary delights in between.

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