The two restaurants from the New York-based Bastion Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston have been praised for their culinary artistry since they opened. But now Café Leonelli and the upscale sister restaurant Le Jardinier are emphasizing the artistic possibilities of menu with their new Culinary Canvas series inspired by exhibitions at the museum.
The ongoing series opens with two dishes and a cocktail at Le Jardinier coinciding with “Virtual Realities: The Art of M.C. Escher from the Michael S. Sachs Collection,” an exhibition that runs through Sept. 5. Diners at Le Jardinier will be able to order menu items that explore Escher’s ideas of mirror images, infinity, and duality.