The Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe at the American Indian Museum has been named “Best Casual Restaurant of the Year” by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington.
“Mitsitam” means “Let’s eat!” in the Native language of the Delaware and Piscataway peoples. The Cafe features Native foods found throughout the Western Hemisphere, including the Northern Woodlands, South America, the Northwest Coast, Meso America and the Great Plains. Each of the five food stations depict regional lifeways related to cooking techniques, ingredients, and flavors found in both traditional and contemporary dishes. Selections include authentic Native foods such as traditional fry bread and corn totopos as well as contemporary items with a Native American twist—think buffalo burgers!
For the latest seasonal menu, please visit Chef Richard Hetzler’s website,mitsitamcafe.com.
Posted: 26 June 2012