Local artist Kate Riley, whose functional, food-safe pottery is used in restaurants like Odd Duck and Wolf Peach, is holding her next Plate Collective dinner on March 23 at c.1880 (1100 S. First St.). The four-course meal with wine pairings will utilize the talents of chefs Thomas Hauck (owner of c.1880), Justin Carlisle (Ardent), Nell Benton (The National) and Thi Cao (of soon-to-open National Nights). Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. with punch (each guest receives a take-away cup made by Kate); dinner at 7 p.m. Monday, March 23. Tickets: $105.60 (including tax and gratuity). Click here to buy. And read about Kate Riley in this story that ran in the May 2013 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.
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.