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Traditional Dim Sum is coming to Milwaukee this February

dim sum in milwaukee

Each Friday at 8am on 88Nine, Milwaukee Magazine’s dining critic, Ann Christenson, and 88Nine foodie Tarik Moody discuss Milwaukee’s culinary and restaurant culture.

On this week’s show, we talked about a restaurant bring traditional dim sum to Milwaukee. We also talked about places to eat and celebrate the Chinese New Year, and a dinner & movie event at the Iron Horse Hotel.

Dim Sum in Milwaukee

Earlier this week Fortune Restaurant in West Allis announced that they will be offering Dim Sum this February.  They haven't announced what items they will be offering, but we can't wait.  For those who are unfamiliar with dim sum, check out this guide.

Chinese New Year in Milwaukee

The Chinese New Year will take place this Saturday and it will be the year of the Rooster.  If you would like to celebrate with your tastebuds, check out these places to try.

DanDan will offer a 4-course Chinese New Year menu for two for $60. RuYi in Potawatomi Hotel & Casino will celebrate the Chinese New Year from Jan. 28 - Feb. 11 with a special menu, entertainment and more. Here is the menu:

  • Salt & Pepper Shrimp
  • Chinese Braised Beef Brisket
  • Chicken Hong Siu Gai
  • Twice-Cooked Pork

Also don't forget to check out Jing's, Fortune Restaurant, and Huan Xi for Chinese New Year's specials as well.

Movie and Dinner at Iron Horse Hotel

Iron Horse Hotel will be hosting a movie and dinner event on Jan. 31 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

Cozy up with us for the Milwaukee premiere of "Open Tables" - starring T.J. Jagedowski, Dave Pasquesi, and Caroline Neff, directed by Jack C. Newell. We are screening "Open Tables" paired with a Q&A with the director and a two-course dinner from Chef Joshua Rogers.

Dinner parties, restaurants, and love: These are the things that matter in Open Tables, a new film from director Jack C. Newell. Telling the story of a group of friends and their hits and misses in relationships, the movie is centered around restaurant tables across Chicago.

The evening altogether is $35 per person plus tax+gratuity, and we'll have a few $2 beers and an amazing array of wines by the bottle at 50% off.

Here is the menu:

1st Course
Butternut Squash Bisque
Cinnamon Crème / Pecans / Maple Syrup
Harvest Salad
Pomegranate / Pumpkin Seeds / Squash / Manchego

2nd Course
Faroe Island Salmon
Lentils / Sundried Tomato Tapenade
Miller Farms Chicken
Warm Farro & Wild Mushroom / Natural Jus

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