A black cat’s popping up in Bay View and bringing dinner with it
Each week on This Bites , dining critic Ann Christenson from Milwaukee Magazine and Radio Milwaukee’s resident foodie Tarik Moody dig into the city’s culinary and restaurant culture to help you find new spots, old favorites and the best ingestibles around Milwaukee.
Gatto Nero. It sounds like the name of a European prime minister or Star Trek villain. Actually, it’s the next pop-up dinner you’re going to want to get on your calendar — assuming you have the scratch for it.
Gatto Nero is Italian for “black cat,” which should give you a rough idea what you’re in for when Voyager Wine & Cocktail Bar hosts during prime spooky season, next Sunday, Oct. 30. It’s a trio of local chefs presenting an eight-course dinner of Argentine and Italian food, beverage pairings and — as one of the chefs said in an Urban Milwaukee interview — “some really fun, weird, spooky, seasonal things.”
We’ll let you know what some of those things are in this week’s episode and whether it sounds like it’s worth the $200 price tag (which you can pay here if you decide this is for you). We also talk about the many other culinary things going on around Milwaukee:
- Nessun Dorma turns 20 this Sunday, Oct. 23, and they have a bunch of stuff lined up to celebrate.
- In the pun of the week, the Vanguard will become Paisley Pork, a Prince-themed eatery, on Oct. 27.
- A new restaurant called Jazz’z Kitchen (yes, three “Zs”) would bring home-cooked goodness to Center Street.
- Crepes will replace pizza as Seven Swans Creperie will get its second location where Dino’s Riverwest used to be.
- Goodkind is done with brunch and will shift its efforts to full dinner service Sunday nights.
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