What You’ll Find at Wine & Dine Wisconsin

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Learn from the best area chefs, while you sample bite sized eats, wine, spirits, and beer at the 7th Annual Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wine & Dine Wisconsin presented by Boston Store

On October 10th – 11th, from 12-5pm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wine & Dine Wisconsin, will open the doors on their seventh annual premier tasting event. This year’s Wine & Dine Wisconsin features a stellar line-up of vendors, multiple cooking demonstrations, and countless food and beverage samples both days. Ticketholders who are JSInsiders will receive early access both days, starting at 11am.

At Wine & Dine Wisconsin, guests can sample their way through bite sized eats from right here in Wisconsin. The event will have three main presentation stages: Chef’s, Culinary and Libations, where expert demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend. Attendees can also participate in hands-on cooking demonstrations with the students from MATC’s Culinary and Baking Arts programs and learn more about culinary careers at the MATC Hands-on Cooking Area, presented by Pick’n Save.

Critic’s Choice

Wine & Dine Wisconsin will also showcase a collection of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel food critic Carol Deptolla’s Top 30 Restaurants in the Critic’s Choice area. Critic’s Choice is open on Saturday only from 12pm-3pm and is made up of restaurants including Harbor House, Ristorante Bartolotta, Bacchus, Lake Park Bistro, Braise, and Sanford. Each restaurant will be sampling bites from popular dishes or from never before seen recipes.

Critic’s Choice is an extra ticketed area and tickets are limited. A complete list of Critic’s Choice restaurants is available online.

MATC Hands-on Cooking Demonstrations

MATC’S baking and culinary students will guide attendees through hands-on demonstrations. With their assistance, guests can make pumpkin tarts, Spanish tapas, and fresh spring rolls. Back again this year is the popular cupcake decorating workshop.

Stage Presentations

Wine & Dine Wisconsin brings together the area’s chefs, restaurateurs and television personalities for two days of presentations on 3 separate stages. Attendees can learn about: Pairing Beer and Cheese, Midwest Spirits, Himalayan flavors, and more.

Presenters include: Chef Sandy D'Amato of Good Stock Farm and Culinary School, Chef Michael Feker of Il Mito and Zesti, Kyle Cherek of Wisconsin Foodie, Inga Witscher of Around the Farm Table, Barkha Daily of The Cheel, Chef Justin Aprahamian of Sanford, Wolfegang Luethy of Buckley’s, Brenner Brewing & Clock Shadow Creamery, Doug Lane & Gen Longoria of Distil, Tripper Duval of The Hamilton, Joey Houghtaling of Blackbird, Chef Jess Brandser of Movida, and Adam Sarkis of Braise.

¬Featured Presenters

Chef Michael Feker, [restaurant name instead] will be combining exotic flavors with Wisconsin favorites like cranberries and apples—think Morrocan Spiced Pork Loin with WI Apple Cranberry Chutney.

Host of Emmy Award winning television show Wisconsin Foodie, Kyle Cherek will be preparing a classic European dish called Waterzooi. This Belgian stew is rumored to have been a favorite Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V.

Also presenting is public television host Inga Witscher. Her show, Around the Farm Table, is designed to enhance our understanding of sustainable farming practices through stories, recipes and information all delivered with a dose of fun, entertainment and original music and can be seen on MPTV and Wisconsin Public Television. Inga will be preparing Red Wine Braised Rose Veal with Fall Vegetables on Saturday and will show us the makings of a Scandinavian Smorgasbord on Sunday.

Ticket Information

Saturday General Admission Only: ($50 online, or $60 at the door) Includes access to all of the vendors, presentations, and hands-on demonstrations on the main floor.                

Saturday Critic’s Choice: ($85 online, or $95 at the door) The Critic’s Choice ticket includes General Admission and grants access to Wine & Dines special Critic’s Choice area. Critic’s Choice is open from 12pm-3pm on Saturday ONLY.

Sunday General Admission Only: ($40 online, or $50 at the door) Includes access to all of the vendors, presentations, and hands-on demonstrations on the main floor.    

About Wine & Dine Wisconsin:
Wine & Dine Wisconsin is your place to sip, taste and learn – in style. Samples include wine, microbrews, craft cocktails and bite-size previews of what you’ll find when you visit the greater Milwaukee area’s restaurants. The 2015 event will be held on October 10th-11th at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee.

About Boston Store
Boston Store consistently offers a wide selection of unique and limited-distribution merchandise and competitively priced national and private brands tailored to the lifestyle needs of our customer. We provide our customer with an innovative and convenient shopping environment, attended by friendly and knowledgeable associates. Our website reaches out to all of our customers and allows us to serve markets that extend well beyond the geographical boundaries of our stores.

About Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel prints the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper as well as a range of other print and electronic products, including JSOnline.com, primarily serving people and businesses in southeast Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel offers a bundled subscription for both print and digital or digital-only subscribers with added applications for both mobile devices and tablets. Journal Sentinel is committed to providing news coverage that reflects the ever-changing world and fulfills the needs of readers and advertisers both in print and online.

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