This week the Bartolotta’s plate is definitely full with a new restaurant opening on the lake front and a feature appearance on nationally televised food/travel show.
Bartolotta’s meet Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservation Show that was filmed in Milwaukee in April, will finally be showing nationwide on The Travel Channel starting Monday, July 12th at 9pm.
The episode is entitled “Heartland” and features Milwaukee and several other cities. Featured in Milwaukee was Joe Bartolotta, and Bacchus and Lake Park Executive Chef Adam Siegel. Adam was filmed visiting several top area locations shopping for local ingredients- Strauss Veal, The Spice House, Larry’s Brown Deer Market and Sprecher Brewery, with a lunch stop at Solly’s.
Adam was picking up items he incorporated into an “Ultimate Gourmet Wisconsin Dinner” that he served to Tony and Joe, at Bacchus. John Wise, Director of Operations says “filming was long, over 2 days-and we believe there is only 10-15 minutes being used- no way of knowing what particular places made it into the show or not.”
You’ll have to tune in July 12 at 9pm on the Travel Channel to see what made the final cut.
Sample what Chef Adam Siegel served to Anthony Bourdain and Joe Bartolotta at Bacchus.
Starting Tuesday, July 13th at Bacchus, the menu will be available as a meal or by course for guests to enjoy.
Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservation Small Plates Menu at Bacchus- A Bartolotta Restaurant:
- Strauss Free Raised Veal Tartare with Grainy Mustard,
- Cornichons and Quail Egg Yolk .. $12
- Classic Wisconsin “Beer-Cheese” Soup with Maple Glazed Pork Belly .. $7
- Crispy Egg Mollet with Maharajah Curry Potato Salad,
- Crème Fraiche and Caviar .. $10
- Wisconsin Rainbow Trout with Wild Mushroom Stuffing and Braised Red Cabbage .. $11
- Foie Gras Saute with Door County Cherries, French Toast and Sage .. $17
- Strauss Free Raised Veal Sweetbreads with Root Vegetables and Braised Marrow .. $16
Bacchus- A Bartolotta Restaurant
925 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3952
Reservations: (414) 765-1166
Bartolotta’s Harbor House Sets Sail
Milwaukee will savor a delightful new dining experience brought to us by entrepreneur/philanthropist Michael J. Cudahy and respected restaurateur Joe Bartolotta. Named “Harbor House,” the restaurant is slated to open Thursday, July 15th in the space that formerly house Pieces of Eight.
Located between the Milwaukee Art Museum and Discovery World, Harbor House will be the only fine-dining restaurant on Milwaukee’s Lakefront.
“You couldn’t find a better location,” said Michael J. Cudahy. “Milwaukee is a great City and we deserve a great restaurant on the Lake that people will be proud to frequent.”
Bartolotta plans to present a diverse menu with emphasis on fresh and ocean seafood and steaks.
“There will be many options for diners, from appetizers and small plates to full-course meals at a variety of price-points,” said Joe Bartolotta. “We want people to feel at home at Harbor House.”
The restaurant will feature a large main bar, a raw bar, indoor and outdoor dining, and space for private tented events.
Harbor Housewill seat about 260 people, making it one of Bartolotta’s largest restaurants.
550 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:00 am — 10:00 pm
Friday-Saturday 11:00 am — 11:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am — 8:00 pm