Monday, April 8, 2013

April Event: Wolf Peach

**** THIS EVENT IS OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT ****

(if you still wish to make a donation to our organization of the month, visit the event registration page to purchase a "DONATION ONLY" ticket.  Please note that donation tickets are NOT valid for admission to the event)

MKEfoodies Howl with Wolf Peach 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Join us at a Milwaukee restaurant where the story is as good as the food!

The story begins in 1519, when Hernán Cortés came ashore to the Costa Rican gardens of Montezuma and discovered what we now know as the tomato.
He took the seeds back to Europe where they were ornamental curiosities, but not eaten.

WHY? Well, throughout northern Europe, the tomato was considered to be poisonous. The wealthy dined on pewter; the acid in tomatoes reacted with the metal resulting in lead poisoning and death. Poor people ate from plates made of wood and were unaffected, so tomatoes became a poor man’s food. German folklore associates this nightshade plant with witches and werewolves, coining a scientific name which literally translates to “Wolf Peach”.

Wolf Peach celebrates not only the tomato but the many European cultures that the “wolf peach” traveled to and inspired local rustic cuisine. To pay homage to our name, the Wolf Peach menu features signature dishes in every category, including dessert, that honors the tomato.

Executive Chef Dan Jacobs will provide house-made charcuterie and a selection of wood-fired pizzas for us to sample as we mingle and check out this new Milwaukee hot spot.

All proceeds to this event will go to The Gathering -- a community of guests, volunteers and staff united by a common goal: to feed the hungry in body, mind and spirit. They offer a community meal program, a shelter meal program and a produce preservation program which allows them to be good stewards of fresh, local resources buy preserving donated produce from area farms. More information about The Gathering can be found at thegatheringwis.org.

Eventbrite - MKEfoodies Howl with Wolf Peach

1 comment:

  1. Bummer I have Brewers tickets for that evening but ironically I'll be heading there the next evening for dinner with a friend. Hope the group enjoys :)

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