Tuesday, August 19, 2014

On The Menu: Upcoming Food Picks for August and Early September


AUGUST 24 
Fondy Farm Feast
Join us to support our Community Partner by celebrating food and community at the Fondy Farm in Port Washington. Imagine the abundance of a Wisconsin farm on a late August evening: tall corn, bursting tomatoes, bright peppers, sprawling squash vines, and fireflies darting among the plants. Now add in a delicious, multi-course meal prepared by Milwaukee's finest farm-to-table chefs, cocktails, and dessert and you've got yourself a Fondy Farm Feast.

Tickets:* $125 per person, advance purchase only.

PURCHASE TICKETS
Sunday, August 24
3:30 p.m. to twilight
Farm tours begin at 3:30 p.m.; dinner begins at 5:15 p.m.
Fondy Farm, 821 County Highway P, Port Washington, WI 53004
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SEPTEMBER 5
Fish Fry and a Flick: The Big Lebowski
Grab your blankets and chairs! The Bartolotta Restaurants are teaming up with Point Beer and Discovery World this summer to present Point Fish Fry & a Flick - a free adult-themed Friday night outdoor movie series on Milwaukee’s lakefront.

This year's finale is The Big Lebowski - "Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

September 5, 2014 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Food and fun start at 5pm. Movies start at dusk.
Pier Wisconsin - Discovery World Amphitheater
Free Movie - The Big Lebowski
Fish Fry by Harbor House
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SEPTEMBER 6
Eat Local Resource Fair

Whether you're an established locavore or simply interested in learning more about navigating Milwaukee's local food system, you'll want to mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 6 when the Eat Local Resource Fair returns to the Urban Ecology Center in Riverside Park.

The Eat Local Resource Fair, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is an annual opportunity to celebrate local food. The event offers tools, tips and ideas to help Milwaukeeans eat locally all year long.

Attendees will be able to meet and buy products from local vendors, including Angelic Bakehouse, Becky's Bissful Bakery, The Noisy Kettle, Really Goods, Stone Creek Coffee and Top Note Tonics. Canning supplies and equipment will also be available for purchase from Blifferts Hardware.

Free workshops include:
Noon: Eating Healthy and Local with Slow Food WISE
1 p.m. : Backyard Fruit Production with UW-Extension
2 p.m.: Almost Cooking with Outpost Natural Foods

Saturday, September 6
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Park
1500 E. Park Pl. 

September 9
The Plate Collective
An upcoming collaborative chefs dinner will celebrate more then just delicious food. It will also showcase the art upon which each course is served. Diners will be treated to six courses collaboratively prepared by Ross Bachhuber and Daniel Jacobs from Odd Duck, Dan Van Rite from Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub, Cole Ersel from Wolf Peach Restaurant, and Paul Zerkel and Lisa Kirkpatrick from GoodkindEach course will be presented on unique handcrafted plates created by local artist, Kate Riley, of Craft Girl Studio.

Goodkind
2457 S. Wentworth Ave.
Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m.
Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
Seating is very limited and reservations with a credit card are required.
Call (773) 612-8017 to reserve your spot.
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September 10
Food and Wines of Spain - Dinner at Bacchus
Bacchus will welcome Chef Cory Morris for a Food and Wines of Spain Dinner. He is Chef de Cuisine at Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago’s top Spanish restaurant. Chef Morris' approach to food is derived from his travels as well as industry luminaries which he's worked alongside, including chefs Jose Garces and Joyce Goldstein. He believes that food is meant to excite the palate and create memories.

Chef Morris will work in tandem with Bacchus Chef Nick Wirth to create a 5-course Spanish dinner that is sure to wow.

September 10, 2014
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Five course dinner, paired with wines
$75 plus tax and gratuity
Reservations: (414) 765-1166
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