Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wolf Peach - Milwaukee

This weekend, we went to a really delicious, almost-perfect restaurant. I really want to start blogging about restaurants, and this one inspired me to start.

Wolf Peach. Rustic European cuisine inspired by fresh local ingredients.

What is Wolf Peach you might ask? (Besides delicious.) Okay, I'll explain. My history-buff husband read on their menu:

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. 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”.

So with that said, we did not get a tomato there. Our kin, Mary Nell & John took us for brunch. 

We feasted on Breakfast Pizza to start.  Bacon, scrambled eggs, scallions, cheddar, fennel, & onions on a wood fired pizza! Really? They're onto something here.

Next, I had the omelette of the day with the most delicious homeade + grilled English muffin I have ever tasted. Along with these scrumptious Potato Latkes.

While Tyler, who is entirely sick of smiling in pictures so he chooses this face, ordered what the nice waiter reccomended:

Baked polenta, ham, roasted mushrooms and radicchio, charred scallion vinaigrette, and baked eggs. I sure did take a bite and I can see why its recommended, so good!

Also the fresh-squeezed grapefruit mimosa hit the spot. I didn't even get to the chandeliers inside...and the view while we ate...

Milwaukee skyline isn't their neighbor Chicago's skyline...but it will definitely do for a good view.

We are looking forward to going back for dinner. Well done, Wolf Peach!

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