Le Reve, Ristorante Bartolotta Among Restaurants Participating in ‘Tour De Tosa’ Dinner

A collaborative dinner on Jan. 26 offers eight courses and drink pairings at four Tosa establishments.

The street-scaping project that closed off part of State Street in downtown Tosa is now just a distant memory. To celebrate the new look to the thoroughfare, four neighborhood restaurants are holding a one-night dining event called Tour de Tosa – Jan. 26, 6-9 p.m. The participating restaurants are Ristorante Bartolotta, Le Rêve Patisserie & Café, Café Hollander and Café Bavaria, all located a block of each other.

Want to go? Here’s how to make that happen. Step one: Buy a ticket online. On the night of the event, pick up your passport at Café Bavaria (7700 Harwood Ave.). The passport gives you access to two food items and one drink at each of the four restos. You’ll need to show your passport to the restaurant staff at each place and have it stamped. (But you don’t have to visit the restaurants in any particular order.) Cost: $80 per person.

Menus offered:
Le Rêve Patisserie & Cafe (7610 Harwood Ave.): duck and pear tartine, chocolate and orange chouquette; served with Saint Esprit Cotes-du-Rhone 

Ristorante Bartolotta (7616 W. State St.): wild mushroom risotto, sea-sat caramel pudding; served with Ca’ Furlan Cuvee Beatrice Extra Dry

Cafe Bavaria: bone-in pork roast, apple strudel; Kloster Andechs Doppelbock Dunkel

Cafe Hollander (7677 W. State St.): bier-braised beer cheek with stoemp, tasting cheese flight; Westmalle Dubbel








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.