Get a taste of what ancient Mayan civilization was like at the Penn Museum's Pepper Mill Cafe. Warm tamales, refreshing agua fresca and horchata, and spicy dark chocolate cookies are all inspired by Mayan culture. (Photos courtesy Penn Museum)
In conjunction with its marquee Maya. 2012 exhibition, the Penn Museum invites guests to take a culinary journey into the ancient Mayan civilization.
The museum’s Pepper Mill Café offers two or three select Maya. 2012-related food items Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can expect an expanded Maya. 2012 menu featuring additional appetizers, main dishes and desserts alongside the staple salads, sandwiches, and hot and cold lunch options.
Special Maya-themed items include: a Corn and Green Chili Soup, Tamales, Salsa, Aqua Fresca, Horchata and delicious Dark Chocolate Cookies.
The glass-enclosed café overlooks the museum’s inner gardens, making for a gorgeous mealtime view.
The Pepper Mill Café is open Monday (when the Museum is closed) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (with happy hour drink and light menu items); and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Time-coded tickets include museum admission and are available online. Check out a cool video trailer of the exhibit here.
More photos, below.
Maya.2012: Lords of Time at the Penn Museum
When: May 5-January 13
Where: 3260 South Street
Cost: Tickets start at $16.50
More info: www.penn.museum
Horchata and Corn and Green Chili Soup are two dishes being served up at the Pepper Mill Cafe, directly inspired by the Silk Road exhibition. (Photos courtesy Penn Museum)