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Wisconsin Foodie Winter Smörgåsbord Fundraiser
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Experience the flavors from the program and connect with the stories that you love. We have invited a variety of our program's guests to exhibit and sample their products for you!

This means a fun-filled day featuring Wisconsin's top chefs and local artisans. Get ready to sample Wisconsin's finest cheeses, meats, beers, spirits, and other amazing tasty treats!

As you feast on the smörgåsbord of flavors, don't forget to attend one of our Master Classes taught by industry leaders.

Kyle Cherek, Arthur Ircink, and Jessica Bell will be there!





General Admission Ticket:


Includes food and beverage samples from over 40 local artisans, a tasting glass, $10 Potawatomi Fire Keepers Reward Play Gift Certificate, Parking, Coat Check, Service Fees and Admission into Masters Classes taught by industry experts!






VIP Restaurant Experience Ticket: Limited Tickets!


We are offering the chance to meet some of your favorite chefs featured on Wisconsin Foodie in our VIP Restaurant Experience. We are pairing the chefs with food producers and farmers in a unique collaborative tasting experience.
Featuring fan favorites from across the state and seasons, including:









VIP Chef Experience Ticket: Very Limited Tickets!


This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience outstanding dishes from Wisconsin’s award winning top Chefs that have been featured on Wisconsin Foodie!



Each group has designed a menu, highlighting a local producer from their region.

• Tickets must be purchased for a specific time and seating is very limited.
• A percentage of proceeds will be donated to the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation to benefit the ProStart Culinary Program.



12:00 pm Ticket:

Chef collaboration featuring dishes from James Beard Award Nominee Luke Zahm from the Driftless Cafe in Viroqua, Patrick DePula from Salvatore’s Tomato Pies in Madison, and James Beard Award nominee, Justin Carlisle from Ardent and Red Light Ramen in Milwaukee.




3:00 pm Ticket:

Chef collaboration featuring dishes from James Beard Winners, Tory Miller of L'Etoile, Graze, Sujeo, and Estrellòn Restaurants in Madison, Adam Siegel of Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro and Bacchus in Milwaukee, and Justin Aprahamian of Sanford in Milwaukee.



VIP Chef Experience tickets also includes...
Includes General Admission perks to the event (listed above) from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm





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This is a 21 and over event. IDs will be checked at the door. Management reserves all rights. No refunds available.


Interested in being a vendor or sponsor?
Email: wendi@wisconsinfoodie.com



Congratulations to the following 2017 James Beard Award nominees, announced on February 15, 2017 who will be joining us at the Smorgasbord!


Best Chef: Midwest

Karen Bell, Bavette La Boucherie, Milwaukee
Thomas Hauck, c.1880, Milwaukee
Dan Fox, Heritage Tavern, Madison, WI
Justin Carlisle, Ardent, Milwaukee
Jonny Hunter, Forequarter, Madison, WI
Luke Zahm, Driftless Café, Viroqua, WI


Outstanding Restaurateur:

Paul and Joe Bartolotta, The Bartolotta Restaurants, Milwaukee (Ristorante Bartolotta, Harbor House, Lake Park Bistro, and others)


Outstanding Restaurant:

L’Etoile, Madison, WI



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