Human Rights Museum Unveils Restaurant Partner

Inn at The Forks - Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Inn at The Forks has been chosen as the restaurant partner to service the Canadian Museum for Human Rights when it opens in 2014. (HANDOUT)

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has chosen its food and beverage partner — and no, Salisbury House didn’t make the cut.

Inn at The Forks will handle restaurant and catering services, showcasing Manitoba cuisine to visitors of the museum when it opens in 2014.

The restaurant will be located within one of the Museum’s massive stone “roots” and is now being designed by Winnipeg’s Number TEN Architectural Group. It will incorporate a large, focal-point “planet Earth” ceiling feature, an open-concept display kitchen, wooden communal tables and warm natural elements, as well as an outdoor patio.

“We intend to surprise guests by exceeding their expectations of a museum restaurant,” said Inn at the Forks general manager Ben Sparrow. “As a polished, contemporary bistro, we will stand with the top restaurants in Winnipeg — just like the Museum of Modern Art does in New York. But we will also accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets.”

The fully licenced “fast-casual” bistro-style restaurant will include an outdoor patio and seating for 67. It will be situated in an admission-free area of the museum near the CMHR retail shop with direct access to the grounds of The Forks. The menu will feature regional produce and Fair Trade purchasing, with a competitive lunch-service price point of between $10-$12 per plate.

Inn at The Forks was one of seven applicants who submitted eatery proposals to the museum.