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Patina's C+M Coffee and Milk Debuts at LACMA in July

Before there was Ray's and Stark Bar, Patina Group operated Pentimento Cafe in the main courtyard of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It was a simple museum cafe, next door to a gift shop, with light salads and sandwiches, tea and wine. Earlier this year, Pentimento shuttered for renovations. We now learn that the space will reopen as C+M Coffee and Milk, described as a contemporary coffee bar. It will serve direct-trade Intelligentsia coffee/espresso drinks and, in a new twist on the drip coffee bar standard, organic milk sorbet. The sorbet is versatile: it can be blended into frothy coffee or fruit shakes or (embracing another trend) sandwiched between cookies. A selection of sweet and savory pastries round out the food offerings at C+M. The menu is a collaboration between Patina's founder, Joachim Splichal and Pastry Chef Josh Graves, Paul Sanguinetti and Kris Morningstar. Gregg Wiele, Corporate Executive Chef of Patina Restaurant Group is also named as a consulting chef. Because Patina owns a liquor license for this property, patrons may opt to add a shot of something stronger to their espresso, perhaps an artisanal spirit. Indoor and outdoor seating will be available for 58 once the coffee bar opens in late July.
·LACMA's Pentimento Cafe Closes for Renovations [~ELA~]


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