A New Food ‘Experience’ Is Coming to Milwaukee This Summer

Gourmet bites, wine pairings, charcuterie boards and more will be part of this event.

A new event celebrating our local food scene is debuting this summer. Indulge Milwaukee is a food, wine and spirit tasting happening Aug. 20-21 at American Family Field (aka, the Milwaukee Brewers stadium).  

Hosted by Wisconsin Restaurant Association Education Foundation, the event includes several spotlighted components:

  1. A Grand Tasting Area with food from 30-some Milwaukee restaurants and chefs. Along with the “gourmet bites,” there will be hundreds of wines and spirits sourced from all over the world. Participating restaurants include Antigua Latin Inspired Kitchen, Bacchus – A Bartolotta Restaurant, Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro, Blue’s Egg, Carnevor, Onesto, The Cheel, Maxie’s, Mo’s, a Place for Steaks and Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993.
  2.  A Proudly Wisconsin Cheese & Wine Pavilion, featuring award-winning artisanal cheeses paired with wines and charcuterie.
  3.  Culinary & Mixology Demos from award-winning chefs, distillers, mixologists and sommeliers 
  4.  A VIP Experience, which they’re calling a “one-of-a-kind, extraordinary on-field stadium experience at American Family Field.” Spirits, craft cocktails and wine pours will be paired with culinary creations from The Bartolotta Restaurants.

Hours for both days are noon-5 p.m. The cost is $150 for Grand Tasting tickets. VIP Tasting Tickets are $350 each, which  includes access to the Grand Tasting area. Tickets can be purchased here

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wisconsin Restaurant Association Education Foundation, a 501c3 charitable organization providing education and training to industry professionals and the pros yet to come. 



What’s Brew City’s best? We’ve picked 16 of our favorite Milwaukee craft beers for a March Madness-style tournament, but it’s up to you to pick the winner! Will it be bright and hoppy? Dark and malty? A zippy lager? Every one is worthy of the title; who will claim the sudsy crown?



Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.