Linear Café Offers Good Food and Relaxing Atmosphere
By Matthew Early
Looking for an idyllic setting
for your next catered event, somewhere with big shady trees, lush grass,
and a fantastic view of the Santa Clara Valley? The perfect place is
closer than you think.
The Linear Café at SLAC is
more than just a convenient place to have lunch. The Epicurean Group
that manages the Café also offers indoor and outdoor catering for all
types of events, with a myriad of menu options. “What we offer for lunch
is a small sampling of what we can offer for a catered event,” says Café
manager George Lee. “Why carpool to downtown Palo Alto or Menlo Park
when we’re right here?”
Lee places a big priority on
making the Café an integral part of the SLAC community. He and his staff
have made a number of improvements to make the environment more
inviting, such as installing new carpeting and décor and opening up a
new espresso bar. In addition, new chairs will soon be installed in the
café seating area. This is all part of an effort to shed the utilitarian
stereotype of a typical ‘cafeteria’ in favor of a more comfortable,
‘community café’ feel, Lee says.
While Lee wants the
SLAC Community to feel welcome, he also wants to everyone to know that
because Epicurean is liable for the café seating area, it is only
available for events that are catered by Epicurean. It’s also a bit like
living in a neighborhood, Lee explains. “You take time to keep your
place clean, and then the neighbors have a party on your front lawn.” As
much as you might like your neighbors, this can be frustrating.
A wide variety of event and catering options are available, and Lee
stresses that Epicurean can be very flexible in setting up just the
right event for any group’s needs.
If you are
interested to schedule a catered event, stop by the Café and chat with
Lee, or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, Ext. 2615.
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