‘Tis The Season for Romance

January 09, 2019

With the chilly weather not going away anytime soon, our restaurants are the perfect place to cozy up with a loved one. Here are some suggestions on how to make any evening a romantic escape from the doldrums of winter.

  1. Start 2019 with the ultimate indulgence at one of our longest standing dinners, the 16th Annual Black Truffle Dinner. Every year, Lake Park Bistro hosts this incredible event unlike any other in the city. The aroma of Urbani black truffles fill the bistro and the entire dining room is filled with guests excited to eat and imbibe. The dinner is six courses expertly prepared by Corporate Executive Chef Adam Siegel, each course paired with wines from the all-French wine list and some that are specifically shipped in for this once a year event.

  2. Encore the new year’s toast with a Champagne date. This fizzy beverage has become synonymous with romance, for its connection to France as well as its flavor profiles. Go with a classic like Veuve Cliquot served by the glass at both Bacchus and Lake Park Bistro or truly indulge with the special Krug “Grand Cuvée” Brut. Select, limited quantities are available at a variety of restaurants.

  3. Indisputably one of the most romantic restaurants in the city, Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 has a wood burning oven behind the bar, adding a distinct element to this already intimate space. On any given night, the hearth is burning in the heart of Wauwatosa. Begin a romantic evening by sharing the Mozzarella di Bufala D.O.P alla Pizzaiola that is made in the oven, a hearty starter with baked buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, garlic, Nocellara olives, and fresh oregano; served with grilled bread.

  4. You may think of Harbor House as primarily a warm weather destination, but there is something very special about being at Harbor House in the winter months. As the only restaurant in the city with views of both the lake and downtown Milwaukee, you and your loved one can look out over the frozen lake that spans for miles and the snow covered city while enjoying some bubbles and fresh oysters.

  5. Named after the Roman god of wine and intoxication, Bacchus will live up to the task of delivering an intoxicating evening filled with the best food and wine Milwaukee has to offer. Our recommendation? Treat your loved one to the tasting menu from Executive Chef Nick Wirth who will curate the menu accordingly with the best ingredients on any given night. Tasting menus can be five or seven courses with the addition of wine if desired.