Beth Anne Crane represents the fourth generation of restaurateurs in her family. Originally from Philadelphia, she grew up working in one of her father's establishments, and the two of them opened Crane's Tavern & Steakhouse on Hilton Head Island in 1999. While completing graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania, she spent time in Italy studying classical & medieval literature as well as Roman viticulture, and she was taken by the harmony of history, people, place, and food. She was especially inspired by the Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii, and she cultivated that inspiration by opening MUSE in 2007, where the wine and the food play in a villa like atmosphere in a house tucked away on Society Street. There are 100 wine offerings by the glass and 500 bottle offerings from producers all around the world, who create products that are true to their region, history, and varietal. The menu offers dishes inspired by the many cultures of the Mediterranean and is prepared with local ingredients.