Wining and Dining in Wisconsin!

My Wisconsin culinary adventure started in 2008 when I made the move to Milwaukee to attend The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Without the slightest clue of the in-depth culinary scene, I had a lot more to discover than I ever could have imagined! Over the years, I have discovered the culinary landscape of Wisconsin and the city of Milwaukee causing me to become a true ambassador for the city and its delectable cuisine.

Recently, I was able to experience the BEST of the BEST of everything edible in Wisconsin at Wine and Dine Wisconsin, held in downtown Milwaukee. The space was incredible as it was held at the Wisconsin Center and there were booths with food for every imaginable palate.

I did face one big challenge…where to start? The food and drink scene were well-represented at this event with vendors like The North Shore Boulangerie for their amazing bread and spicy jam, Templeton Rye for their delicious warming whiskey, and probably my most favorite, Santori Cheese where I was able to try their award winning Rosemary and Olive Oil Asiago among others. Vines to Cellar had the perfect pairing for that scrumptious cheese with the selections at their wine tasting table. They are a great group of people who allow you to not only try new wines, but create your own (you can give it a name and everything!) special vintage! There were more opportunities to stimulate my taste buds than I could count! Red velvet cupcakes, pretzel rolls, fresh pies, expertly mixed cocktails, great jazz, leather couches in the lounge area, beer, soda, chocolate, coffee, smoothies, and more were all on the menu. An added plus were the kind folks from The Milwaukee Area Technical College along with well-known chefs like Brian Boitano to teach people like me, who burn water, how to prepare delicious food.

From savory to sweet to something to wet your beak, there was something for everyone at Wine and Dine Wisconsin. Check out the series of photos here and start planning your trip to Wisconsin. Come hungry!

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