Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tickets are still available for these February events!


We're proud to be sponsors for two upcoming events featuring delicious food from Milwaukee area restaurants -- Taste of the Ward on Feb 19  and Restaurants Under Glass on Feb 27. Both events raise funds for good causes, so we hope you will check your calendars and consider attending!

Taste of the Ward

Thursday, February 19 from 5:30-7:30pm
Skylight Music Theatre
158 N. Broadway

[Get Your Tickets]
VIP - $60 - (5:00 PM/early admission)
General Admission - $45 (5:30 PM Admission)
Young Professional - $30 (5:30 PM Admission)

Join us at the Broadway Theatre Center for delectable small plates, delicious samples and a cash bar featuring cocktail and wine specials.

Participating venues include:
  • Amilinda
  • Bavette
  • Bittercube
  • Braise
  • Club Charlies
  • Great Lakes Distillery
  • Holey Moley
  • Indulge
  • Kanpai
  • Milwaukee Ale House
  • Onesto
  • ORO di Oliva
  • Purple Door Ice Cream
  • Sassy Cow Creamery
  • Smoke Shack
  • Swig
  • Water Buffalo
Restaurants Under Glass
Friday, February 27 at 6:30pm
[Get Your Tickets]
$35 per person
This event sells out every year -- so get your tickets while they last!

The Friends of the Domes are sponsoring its 9th Annual Restaurants Under Glass. Sample delicious plates from many of the Milwaukee area’s best restaurants while enjoying a cash bar, a spectacular light show in the Show Dome and a peek at the 2015 Space Odyssey Train Show.

Participating venues include:
  • Braise
  • Zak’s Cafe
  • Purple Door Ice Cream
  • Lake Park Bistro
  • Ball n Biscuit
  • Comet Cafe
  • Honey Pie Cafe
  • Palomino Bar
  • Marcus Restaurants Group
  • Double B’s
  • Twisted Path / Bittercube
  • Miss Katie’s Diner / Pitch’s
  • Valentine Coffee
  • Bel Air Cantina
  • Sugar and Flour Cookies
  • Cafe Manna
  • Top Note Tonics
This is a Friends of the Domes Fundraiser so special event admission rates apply.
For questions or more information call 414-257-5608

Thursday, January 22, 2015

MKEtable - Purveyor Dinner at Locavore: Photo Recap

We are thrilled to kick off 2015 with a new event series called MKEtable. This series will occur alongside other MKEfoodies events, including our more traditional socials.

The MKEtable concept is meant to offer Milwaukee food lovers the opportunity to experience unique dinners at area restaurants for a reasonable price. These aren't the dinners you'd get at the restaurants on just any evening. We'll be working with each venue to showcase unique aspects of their operation, including creative (sometimes off-menu) dishes and unique insight into their food & philosophies.

Our inaugural event was hosted by Locavore, located inside the new Potawatomi Hotel. They delivered an amazing five course meal based on locally sourced ingredients.  And we were given the opportunity to hear from not only Chef Van Luu, but also a selection of local purveyors, who gave us insight into their practices.



Chef Van Luu welcomes the group
Will Allen of Growing Power talks about their initiatives in urban farming.

Chris Kaufmann of Clock Shadow Creamery spoke about the cheeses they produce
in their one-of-a-kind urban cheese factory.

We had a full house of attentive listeners.

First course - Butternut Squash – micro kale, paprika, pepita, black garlic

Second course - Chevre stuffed cheddar “ravioli” – sourdough garlic crisp, portabella mushroom, spinach, pinenut

Peter Fritsch of Rushing Waters in Palmyra talks about the fishery, which has been in operation for 20 years.
Purveyor Bob Uphoff raises pigs on the family farm a stone's throw from Madison 

Third course -  Rushing Waters Rainbow Trout – watercress, cauliflower, cured pork broth, prosciutto, crouton

 There were plenty of pictures taken of this dish.
Fourth course - Uphoff porchetta – caramelized onion & mustard, salt pickled turnip, rye crisp, red wine essence, jus
Pre-Dessert Kringle Martini
Fifth Course: Stout Cake – Chocolate Mousse, Oatmeal Ice cream, Salted Chocolate Rye cookie, caramel sauce



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

January: MKEtable at Potawatomi's Locavore

 Join us for a very special event at

MKEtable: Locavore
Wednesday, January 14
1721 W. Canal St.
5:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $40, 
includes 5-course dinner & FREE valet parking at hotel
Please bring cash for  beverages and tipping your server!
 
We're pleased to roll out the first in a series of special MKEtable events at Locavore in the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. These events aim to showcase intimate dining experiences at area venues at an affordable price.

Our very first MKEtable will be held at Potawatomi's newest restaurant venue, Locavore. The event will feature a cash bar and a five-course meal including local products from area vendors, including Clock Shadow Creamery, Growing Power, Miller Bakery, Rushing Waters and Uphoff Pork.Representatives from the purveyors will also be available to chat with attendees.

Tickets are very limited, so be sure to purchase yours early to ensure admission.

This exclusive five-course menu will include:
  • Butternut Squash – micro kale, paprika, pepita seeds, black garlic
  • Chevre stuffed cheddar “ravioli” – Miller Baking Sourdough garlic crisp, portabella mushroom, Growing Power spinach, pinenut
  • Rushing Waters Rainbow Trout – watercress, cauliflower, cured pork broth, prosciutto, crouton
  • Uphoff porchetta – caramelized onion & mustard, salt pickled turnip, rye crisp, red wine essence, jus
  • Stout Cake – Chocolate Mousse, Oatmeal Ice cream, Salted Chocolate Rye cookie, caramel sauce
Tell your friends! And be sure to use #MKEtable to tweet about this event!
Get your tickets now!

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