Café Coteau to feature global cuisine during special dinner events this summer

Children’s Museum of South Dakota photo: Pouran Borchardt enjoys a beverage at the Café

BROOKINGS – Café Coteau, located in the atrium of the Children’s Museum of South Dakota in downtown Brookings, is offering a brand new global dinner series this summer.

Coteau’s Table debuted last week and has five remaining Thursday nights in June and July. The meals feature food from other parts of the world ranging from Swiss to Persian, and German to Russian. Menu items are different than the fare typically served during breakfast and lunch at the museum.

“People have been asking for unique dinner offerings,” says Café Manager Pouran Borchardt. “especially after the success of our annual Persian dinners. So, we created Coteau’s Table, an informal experience designed for everyone. We have so many different cultures in this community and I like to create a place for all.”

Each scheduled meal features a unique menu and dietary accommodations are available upon request. Café Coteau is open to the public and museum admission is not required to dine in the restaurant. Reservations for the evening Coteau’s Table meal are required and can be made by calling 605-692-6700, ext. 1.

“I’m inspired by homemade and healthy food, so creating an event like this was a lot of fun,” adds Pouran.

Scheduled meals:

• Thursday, June 20: Swedish Skagen Salad with Shrimp, Dill-Saffron-Lemon Aioli, and Peas on Wheat Bread with a side of Seasonal Greens and Radish Salad

• Thursday, June 27: Swiss Rösti and Salmon served with Frankfort-style Herb Sauce and a side of Israeli Cucumber, Mango, and Red Onion Salad

• Thursday, July 11: Persian Beef and Split Pea Stew served with Steamed Rice and Fried Potatoes and a side of Persian Yogurt and Cucumber Salad

• Thursday, July 18: Persian Pistachio and Pomegranate Meatballs served with Steamed Rice and a side of Caspian Cucumber and Apple Salad

• Thursday, July 25: Russian Beef Stroganoff served with Roasted Potatoes and a side of Roasted Seasonal Vegetables

Reservations are required and are available between 5:30 and 7 p.m. Dietary accommodations, including a vegetarian option, upon request.

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