Aliza Green’s Seasonal Buffet

Baba Olga’s Café Presents Aliza Green’s Seasonal Buffet! Sunday November 2nd Menu Noon-3pm BYOB

Shrimp, Artichoke & Barley Salad: Laughing Bird shrimp, preserved lemon aioli, marinated artichokes & tomato
Turkish Shepherd’s Salad with Bulgarian Feta & Pomegranate Dressing
San Francisco Cobb Salad: Cabrales blue cheese, egg, grape tomatoes, avocado, smoked turkey, bacon, mixed greens, tarragon-mustard vinaigrette
Puntarelle: wilted Roman heirloom chicory greens in warm anchovy-garlic dressing
Spanish Romesco (roasted pepper, hazelnut & garlic) Dip with Veggie Crudités

Brioche French Toast with Pennsylvania Maple Syrup, Crispy North Country Bacon
Honey-Rosemary Roasted Butternut & Honeycrisp Apples
Torta Rustica: Italian layered savory pie with ricotta, Parmigiano, egg, soppressata & capicola sausage, wilted bitter greens & fire-roasted peppers
Baked Ziti with Artisan Cheeses, Local Leeks & Crunchy Crumb Topping
Local White Corn Cakes with Scottish Smoked Salmon: chive crème fraiche
Roasted Local “Cheddar” Cauliflower & Broccoli Romanesco with Olive-Garlic Herb Crumbs (vegan)

Local Raspberry & Greek Yogurt Cheesecake with Raspberry Coulis
Warm Honeycrisp Apple & Heirloom Cranberry Cobbler
Cinnamon-Vanilla Crème Anglaise
Fruit Macedonia with Spearmint
Jamaican Hibiscus Blossom & Spearmint Iced Tea
Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee with Vanilla Bean Syrup
Small World Brewed Coffee /Assorted Mighty Leaf Teas
Filtered sparkling & still water

$24.00 per person; half-price for children 12 and under, BYOB
Please note that a 15% gratuity will be added to the check for […]

October 27th, 2014|Café|

Antiques, Art, Oriental Carpets, Decorative and Ethnographic Arts

Auction Day 1: Sat, November 22, 10am est
Auction Day 2: Sun, November 23, 10am est
Exhibition: November 20-21, 11am-5pm

October 27th, 2014|Auctions|

Exhibition: Artists From the Center for Creative Works

A variety of work by artists from the Center for Creative Works, including paintings, drawings, ceramics and mixed media pieces, are featured at an exhibition and sale in our mezzanine gallery.
Exhibition and Sale: Now through November 2nd, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 25th, 1-3 pm
About Center for Creative Works

The Center for Creative Works is a progressive art and design studio in Wynnewood PA. CCW provides guidance in materials and techniques to adults with developmental disabilities. Professional artists work to encourage participants to build portfolios, exhibit and sell their work. CCW promotes their work through our website, exhibitions, and other venues. A participant can find self-expression here using mediums ranging from painting and sculpture to video or music and does so in a supportive, self-directed environment free from criticism and pressure. These participant artists show their work throughout the region and have participated in Outsider Art Fairs in New York and St Louis as well.

Design work of CCW artists is used in in-house generated creative products such as cards, textiles, ceramics and wood working. CCW strives to offer our artists opportunities to define themselves through their artistic expression and contribute to the greater community by sharing their unique human experience though visual expression.

Artists’ Bios
Tammy Byerly
Prior to her recent exploration in creative expression, Tammy spent years […]

October 21st, 2014|Store News|

Bellydance Fundamentals at Material Culture on Saturday Nov. 15th & Dec. 16th

Join us for workshops on Saturday, November 15th
and Saturday, December 13th, 2014, 1-3 pm
About the Teacher:
Najia has inspired audiences with her sensual Middle Eastern dance in Egypt, Jordan Thailand as well as thousands of shows restaurants, nightclubs, universities and Pearl Jam’s pre-show. Here intensive studies in the Middle East led to a very colorful passport in addition to the creation of her Certification programs. Due to the many health benefits of belly dancing Najia was featured in numerous television appearances, most notably CNN, ABC News as well as her 8 part MIND Public TV series, and the cover of P.T.O.T., a physical thereby magazine. She is passionate about promoting the “Goddess Lifestyle “ awakening inner feminine beauty through her classes, Goddess Retreats and her monthly Goddess Nights with participants bedecked in veils, gems and outer adornment.
Class Description:
No experience necessary. Enter the realm of the goddess by nourishing your soul. Be inspired by a captivating ancient dance vocabulary designed to make you look and feel beautiful in all ways. Each monthly workshop is unique and teaches different set of movement skills in the ultra- feminine classic Egyptian style. Each unique Najia workshop has added beauty benefits such as; releasing the […]

October 20th, 2014|Store News|

Folk, Self-Taught & Outsider Art

Auction: Sunday, October 26, 10am est
Exhibition: October 24-25, 11am-5pm
Browse the Auction Catalog on
Browse the Virtual Print CatalogAbsentee Bid Form (PDF)  | Telephone Bid Form (PDF)  |  Terms and Conditions (PDF)

In its sale “Folk, Self-Taught and Outsider Art,” Material Culture will bring together a rich compendium of artistic works across these categories. A leader in self-taught art, the auction house once again showcases some of the top names in this increasingly popular field, offering excellent opportunities for both established and new collectors. Presenting works by American artists such as Purvis Young, Victor Joseph Gatto, Howard Finster, Justin McCarthy and Rex Clawson, and international stars such as Prince Twins Seven Seven, Jacques-Enguerrand Gourgue and Georges Liautaud, along with many others, this auction is a testament to the vitality of individual vision. The over 320 lots in the sale also offer a wealth of ethnographic and folk art and artifacts.

The auction commences at 10AM on Sunday, October 26, 2014, with facilitating live Internet bidding. The painting, sculpture, and folk art pieces in the sale will be on view in Material Culture’s dedicated gallery space October 24 and 25, from 11AM to 5PM. Admittance is free and open to the public.

Leading self-taught art is a […]

October 13th, 2014|Auctions|

Host Memorable Holiday Parties for 30-300 at Material Culture

This year, hold your event in the dramatic space at Material Culture, a centrally-located center for art, antiques, and hand crafts from around the world. Feast your eyes and your palate at Baba Olga’s Café where the food is exciting and made-from-scratch from the best local and sustainable ingredients. It’s food you can feel good about eating and proud to invite your guests to share.
Space: Built in 1920 and occupying the former train station of the landmark Atwater Kent Radio Factory, Material Culture offers 60,000 square feet of space–a spectacular stage for any event! The towering ceilings, generous expanses of natural light, and galleries adorned with architectural elements and artwork from around the globe, will provide a striking and memorable backdrop for any occasion. Tour the Store

Food: Helmed by acclaimed Chef Aliza Green, the James Beard award-winning author of thirteen cookbooks and food guides and celebrated culinary tour leader, Baba Olga’s Café  marries global flavor with the most locally-sourced, sustainably-harvested ingredients.The Philadelphia Inquirer inducted Chef Green into its Culinary Hall of Fame as one of the city’s ten people most influential on food for her extensive efforts in working with local farmers. See what reviewers are saying

Value: Expect the […]

October 7th, 2014|Store News|

Important Auction of Fine Jewelry, Silver & Objets de Vertu

Material Culture to auction superb silver, jewelry and objets de vertu from Princeton’s long-revered retail establishment The Silver Shop, Weekend Two, Sunday, Oct. 12
For 77 years, The Silver Shop played low-key host to a discriminating celebrity clientele
Weekend Two–ONE DAY ONLY– Auction in Philadelphia: October 12, Sunday, 11am est
Exhibition: October 9-11, 11am-5pm

Browse the Catalog on
Browse the Virtual Print Catalog

Absentee Bid Form (PDF)  | Telephone Bid Form (PDF)  |  Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Since 1937, The Silver Shop in Princeton, New Jersey, has catered to a selective clientele that included not only blue-blooded Princetonians but also celebrities, politicians and design luminaries from around the world. America’s oldest retail silver specialist in continuous operation, The Silver Shop was the sort of quietly elite establishment where, in its earlier days, one might bump into Sir Laurence Olivier, Albert Einstein or members of the Guggenheim family browsing the upscale wares. Later, it became a favored gift emporium for numerous New Jersey governors, and tastemakers like Frank Gehry, Martha Stewart and Michael Graves. The Silver Shop also welcomed among its high-profile guests Bruce Springsteen, who would purchase gifts for his mother; and Brooke Shields, who actually lived above the shop while a student at Princeton.

After 77 years and […]

September 10th, 2014|Auctions|

Aliza Green’s Seasonal Buffet

Baba Olga’s Café Presents Aliza Green’s Seasonal Buffet! September 20th & 21st Weekend Menu Noon-3pm BYOB

Gold Potato, Arugula & Lovage Vichyssoise with Chives
Mezze Tray: chipotle hummus, Moroccan carrots, Balkan eggplant-pepper ayvar, marinated olives, Bulgarian feta, grilled multigrain pita (vegan)
Prosciutto & Fig Salad: fresh black Mission figs, shaved fennel, baby arugula
Imam Bayildi (“the imam fainted”—stuffed braised baby eggplants, spicy tomatoes
Heritage & Green Meadow Farms Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad with Balsamic Syrup
Tabouli Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

Scrambled Farm Eggs with Corn, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Herbs, Crispy North Country Bacon
Macedonian Stuffed Roasted Local Rainbow Peppers with Cheese & Chiles (vegetarian)
Moroccan Spiced Lamb Cigari with Yogurt-Mint Dipping Sauce
Barbecue Beef Slider with Sharp Cheddar & Dill Pickle on Mini Brioche
Three Cheese Baked Ziti with Crunchy Herb Crumb Topping
Sustainable Tuna Melt with Avocado, Local Tomato & Jack Cheese

Yogurt Panna Cotta with Rosemary-Honey Roasted Figs
Pear-Frangipane Puff Pastry Tart
Seasonal Fruit Macedonia with Mint
Jamaican Hibiscus Blossom & Spearmint Iced Tea
Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee with Vanilla Bean Syrup
Strawberry Lemonade
Small World Brewed Coffee & Decaf/Assorted Mighty Leaf Teas

$22.50 per person; half price for children 12 and under; BYOB  

September 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|

What People Are Saying About Baba Olga’s Café

Here’s What People Are Saying About Baba Olga’s Café on Yelp

8/17/14, Kathy D. 
“We had lunch today at the weekend buffet brunch. The food is amazing — everything was wonderful, but especially the eggplant, and the carrot/pineapple cake, and the BBQ sliders, and the Caprese salad and the green beans, and the friendly staff.”

8/16/2014, Carla G.
“This place is a gem!! My friend and I went yesterday(8/15) for lunch and let me just say I am so glad this is right up the street from me because I will be coming back many many times!!! Love the locale. The service was A+. And of course the food was on point. My friend ordered the Mezze platter…olives. hummus..feta..beets..carrots w/ currants..totally amazing my friend is very picky with food and can be critical..the only thing she left on her plate was the pits from the olives. She also had the hibiscus mint tea…she thought it could’ve used a tad more honey…minor issue if you want to call it that. I ordered the veggie sandwich..yum yum yummy!!! Seasoned whole grain pita btw I am not a pita fan…Baba’s made me into one when it’s done correctly! Avocado..tomatoes..crisp lettuce and God knows what else… delish is […]

August 19th, 2014|Café|

Material Culture Summer Sale Prices | Seeing Is Believing!

Material Culture Is Bursting With Thousands of Just-Arrived Antiques, Carpets, Furnishings, Accessories, Modern Seating, Leather, Folk Art, Asian Arts, Textiles, Ceramics, Stone, Self-Taught & Found Art, Garden & Architectural Elements, All at Prices That Make This Our Greatest Sale Ever!
Please Note: If You are Unable To Shop The Store But See Something That Interests You, Please Email Us (Or Call) With Any “One Of A Kind” Questions, Needs, Dimensions, Pictures, Ideas, Budgets, Or Project Requirements….Our Team Has Gone The Extra 10,000 Miles To Bring It All Here– We Look Forward ToWorking With You Wherever You Are!



August 13th, 2014|Store News|