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A World Away (or, just down the hall)

While the lobby bar hosts an array of Monday night businessmen having a casual beer and some mixed nuts with colleagues, buoyed by a soundtrack of classical and jazz piano tunes, just down the hall and through a set of doors is the entrance to the Mason Street Grill. It’s an entirely different world, and […]

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The Pfister Recommends: Lakefront Brewery

In 1987, the Klisch brothers rolled out their first barrel of beer and in the process Lakefront Brewery was born. Lakefront currently brews a specialty amber for Mason Street Grill and who better to lead us on a tour of the  Milwaukee beer making institution than the Pfister’s Chef Concierge Peter Mortensen! What’s your favorite Lakefront […]

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Cooking with Chef Ash: Vanilla Creme Brulee

This recipe will surprise you! It’s incredibly delicious, but it’s also very easy to make. With a few simple ingredients you’ll be able to create this creamy, rich custard base coated with a decadent caramelized layer in minimal time. This is a one recipe you’ll turn to again and again. Ingredients 1 quart heavy cream ½ cup […]

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Marcus Chefs at East Town Market

The East Town Market is celebrating its 15th summer at Cathedral Square Park and the Cafe Pfister and the Chefs of the Pfister, seek Intercontinental, Hilton, and Mason Street Grill are a part of this year’s live entertainment and food.  On Saturday mornings, from 9am – 1pm, The Cafe Pfister is proudly serving its Starbucks […]

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Tuna Salad Relleno with Chef Robert Ash

This isn’t your typical tuna salad. It’s a unique blend of tuna, onion, olive oil, watercress pesto and red pepper. The creative and healthy combination is perfect as a light snack, but could also be served as a satisfying meal. The colorful watercress pesto adds the finishing flavors that will be pleasing to any palate. […]

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Ask Ash: Fresh or frozen vegetables?

Whether you want to learn how to perfect a particular cooking technique, learn how to use a certain ingredient or have a dish related question, Chef Robert Ash has the answers for you. Fresh or frozen vegetables, is one better than the other? The fresh versus frozen debate is a common one, however experts say […]

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Ask Ash: Wild Mushroom Soup

Whether you want to learn how to perfect a particular cooking technique, learn how to use a certain ingredient or have a dish related question, Chef Robert Ash has the answers for you. I recently enjoyed a delicious Wild Mushroom soup that was served during a Pfister wedding reception. Could you please share the recipe […]

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Ask Ash: Pfister House made Yogurt Recipe

Whether you want to learn how to perfect a particular cooking technique, learn how to use a certain ingredient or have a dish related question, Chef Robert Ash has the answers for you. The Pfister’s yogurt is a breakfast favorite of mine. Could you tell me how I can create that same recipe at home? […]

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Ask Ash: How do you eat a pomegranate?

Whether you want to learn how to perfect a particular cooking technique, learn how to use a certain ingredient or have a dish related question, Chef Robert Ash has the answers for you. How do you eat a pomegranate? They look unusual, but they’re very easy to eat. Here are some simple ways to slice […]