A Day Out at The Frick Pittsburgh’s Vermeer, Monet, and Rembrandt Exhibit

The Vermeer, Monet, Rembrandt: Forging the Frick Collections in Pittsburgh and New York exhibit coming to The Frick Pittsburgh from April 6 to July 14 is not to be missed. These featured artworks are by some of the greatest artists of the past century — portraying our world at very different but strangely similar time. They are part of a special collection being sent to different museums while The Frick Collection in New York undergoes renovations. The Frick Pittsburgh is lucky enough to receive this series of works by the artists Titian, Rembrandt, Monet, Degas, Whistler, El Greco, Ingres, and Vermeer. The collection even features one of only 36 known works by Vermeer in the world.

To make a core memory out of your experience, visit some of the restaurants and bars in the Point Breeze neighborhood that help build upon the culture The Frick Pittsburgh works so hard to preserve. Sit down to an Italian dinner, grab a creative cocktail, or try a new Mediterranean dish you’ve never had before. No matter where you choose to go, you’ll enjoy a taste that’s just as stunning as the artwork.

A plate of seared fish with a red and yellow sauce smeared underneath the fish and vegetables.
Photo courtesy of Pino’s Contemporary Italian Restaurant

Pino’s Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

Not far from The Frick Pittsburgh, visitors have the opportunity to indulge in a rustic Italian atmosphere at Pino’s. Executive Chef & Owner Joseph “Pino” Mico delivers flavors beyond your usual Italian fare, adding his own upscale touch to each dish. Start by ordering a dish of housemade, vegan Pasta alla Norma featuring sautéed eggplant, tomato basil, ricotta salata, and pacherri pasta. Then make sure you have the perfect wine pairing or specialty cocktail with help from Pino’s wine and spirits experts.

Plates of mussels accompanied by bread sit on a table top in a kitchen waiting to be taken to customers.
Photo courtesy of Point Brugge Café

Point Brugge Café

Fresh ingredients and a community attitude are two of the biggest factors for Point Brugge Café. Choose from a lunch or dinner menu curated by Executive Chef Shane Liebro. For lunch you’ll feast on Pistachio Crusted Salmon, Mushroom Bolognese, Roasted Italian Pork Sandwiches, and other smaller-sized favorites. Or, decide to head out for dinner after your art excursion and take a bite of Steak Frites, Thai Red Curry Vegetable Stew, and Moules (mussels). They also have a Sunday Brunch menu with specials like Dutch Baby Pancakes and a Croque Monsieur. 

A platter white plate holds various grilled meats and vegetables on a bed of rice.
Photo courtesy of Bosphorus Mediterranean Cuisine

Bosphorus Mediterranean Cuisine

Whether you’re taking part in the Mediterranean diet craze or just enjoy trying different cuisines, Bosphorus brings you authentic recipes from the Turkish region. Start by diving into a bowl of warm, comforting, Kunefe. This dish is shredded wheat filled with kunefe cheese, baked to a golden brown, and served with a special syrup and pistachios. Then, split an order of juicy Lamb Chops before delighting in the flaky crust of Baklava for dessert. 

Three people cheers three different cocktails above a table of food at Dive Bar and Grille after The Frick Pittsburgh.
Photo courtesy of Dive Bar and Grille

Dive Bar and Grille

Finally, finish off your day of creative expression with a delicious drink to draw all the day’s activities to a close. The libations menu at Dive Bar and Grille packs a variety of innovative recipes into one sitting. If you’re a hard-hitting gin fan, sip on The Aristocrat mixed with Hendrick’s gin, St. Germain Elderflower,  Canton Ginger Liqueur, simple syrup, and lime. Or, on the other hand, if you’re looking for something a little more rich and sweet, try the Chocolate Pretzel Martini, that’s a combination of Whipped Pinnacle, Frangelico, Mr. Boston Crème De Cacao, cream, and chocolate drizzle.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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