ARTIFACT at Mingei | Mingei International Museum

Dinner at ARTIFACT

ARTIFACT at Mingei features craft cooking inspired by ancient methods, spices, and botanicals. Located on the Commons level of the Museum, enjoy indoor or outdoor seating options surrounded by inspiring art.

Dinners are a la carte on Thursday and Friday evenings and one special night a month, journey through a new culinary region for ARTIFACT at Night!


Stop by for lunch and order a dish such as rock shrimp gyoza dumplings, citrus-dried chili glazed pork shoulder and more.

About Urban Kitchen Group

ARTIFACT and CRAFT CAFÉ at Mingei are the latest additions to restaurateur Tracy Borkum and Executive Chef Tim Kolanko’s CUCINA family of restaurants. Borkum is known for presenting exceptional food and superior service in imaginatively designed environments, including CUCINA urbana, CUCINA sorella, CUCINA enoteca Del Mar, Newport Beach and Irvine, and URBAN KITCHEN at the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park.

ARTIFACT's menu is crafted by Tim Kolanko, Chef Partner at Urban Kitchen Group, and is a nod to Mingei’s changing international exhibitions in an environment filled with functional, innovative art, and design.

Squash, collared greens, mushrooms and cranberries prepared by Urban Kitchen Catering for special event.

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