Food & Drink

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…

31 May 2:22 PM 0 Read More...

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…

25 May 12:29 PM 0 Read More...

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…

20 May 12:30 PM 0 Read More...

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…

18 May 12:32 PM 0 Read More...

Ask Ash: What is blanching?

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.

What is blanching?

Blanching is a cooking term that means to quickly cook the outside of usually…

16 May 12:33 PM 0 Read More...

Ask Ash: What is the best way to marinate a steak?

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.

What is the best way to marinate a steak, chicken and what type of marinade works best…

14 May 12:33 PM 0 Read More...

Ask Ash: How can I make a thin, crispy pizza dough?

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 can I make a thin, crispy pizza dough? Is there a secret?

The secret to a…

11 May 12:34 PM 0 Read More...

Brunch at the Pfister [VIDEO]

Gather family and friends and hop into one of Milwaukee’s most loved dining destinations for a delicious Easter and Mother’s Day Brunch.  With chef-prepared favorite entrees, mouthwatering pastries and complimentary treasured memories.

$49.95 for adults
$24.95 for children 12 and under
Four (4) and under…

18 Apr 3:53 PM 0 Read More...

Grand Re-Opening of the Cafe at the Pfister [VIDEO]

Six weeks have come and gone and the transformation of the Café at The Pfister is now complete.

Follow Joshua Wolter, The Pfister Hotel’s Assistant Manager, as he gives a guided tour through the newly remodeled space at the Café at the Pfister…

31 Mar 8:49 PM 0 Read More...

Hustle and Bustle and Herb

The café has been remodeled. Its doors reopened this week. I tentatively crossed its threshold, into my favorite spot in the hotel. I have to say my worries about change were eased when I ventured in the first day to find the buzz of the space was the same.

            The…

31 Mar 3:07 AM 0 Read More...

“Like”ing Breakfast

I’m sure it’s clear to you by now, I love breakfast at the Pfister. I love breakfast food in general, of course, and can never make up my mind—breakfast anywhere for me includes multitudes of plate envy, but (as you also know) add coffee and I’m…

22 Mar 8:59 PM 3 Read More...

All Dressed Up and Everywhere to Be

My best friend was in town on the weekend and we took her to Blu for free music. First, she snapped what could be an award-winning series of photos (her profession), then she let her mouth hang agape for awhile and finally she grinned and told me I had…

16 Mar 3:12 PM 5 Read More...

Rhapsodies In BLU

The Pfister Hotel and BLU are proud to announce a new music series “Rhapsodies in Blu” featuring The Pfister pianist, Dr. Jeffrey Hollander. You can enjoy this new series in BLU on the first Thursday of every month, starting in April. Every performance will be completely unique and will draw…

14 Mar 6:27 PM 1 Read More...

Brewing with Excitement

Off schedule, sure, but I think you can handle it.

First, the cafe renovations are in full swing. Then…there will be coffee (see other posts about how necessary this is in my world).

Now, I’ve just received a giant package of applications from those who’d like to…

09 Mar 10:37 PM 1 Read More...

Cafe at the Pfister New Menu Tasting [PHOTO GALLERY]

Chef Robert Ash took some of the Pfister staff aside to let us know of some items he is dreaming up for the new Pfister Cafe.

Have a look, let us know what you think. Vote for your favorite items by “liking” or commenting on the image on Facebook.

We…

04 Mar 10:07 PM 1 Read More...

Celebrity BLUtender: Andrew Wagner at OnMilwaukee.com

To celebrate Bar Month, OnMilwaukee.com’s Andrew Wagner will step behind the bar at Blu this Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. to sling drinks to raise money for the A-T Children’s Project.

Pit yourself against a friend or rival in a Celebrity BLUtender…

21 Feb 5:03 PM 1 Read More...

Love and Pizza

I saw a lot of bouquets on desks yesterday. That’s the nature of the beast, right? What I really wanted to see, however, was adoring couples and cute gestures and candle lit dinners. So, I went to the Pfister.

I found out that Hallmark needn’t intervene; the Pfister…

15 Feb 4:23 PM 1 Read More...

We’re Renovating the Pfister Cafe

We will soon be transforming a portion of the entrance area of the Café at The Pfister with a barista counter offering guests gourmet coffee on the go and freshly basked pastries and other items. This week, we’ve begun a six-week renovation project of the Café at The…

14 Feb 10:06 PM 0 Read More...

The Pfister Crossroads

I come from a very small town. Pick just about any country music ditty and the lyrics describe something I grew up with. What’s inevitable about a small town is the odds of bumping into someone you know anywhere you go. My luck was always just after I’d…

12 Feb 10:02 PM 0 Read More...

Strangers on a Bar Stool

Here’s what I like about Mason Street Grill…the vibe. It’s not just the cool jazz in the corner or the hushed lighting at the bar. It’s the eagerness of the patrons. They don’t have the “whew, it’s over” aura of other happy hour revelers…

05 Feb 4:04 AM 2 Read More...

A new face, new menu items at Mason Street Grill

Marcus Restaurants welcomes Ed Carrella as the new General Manager for Mason Street Grill. Carrella’s responsibilities include leading daily operations, managing the restaurant staff and continuing the tradition of providing an incredible dining experience for guests.

07 Jan 6:39 PM 1 Read More...

Milwaukee’s Favorite Cookie: Mochaccino Thins

Congratulations to Mary Lamb, for winning the 2010 Cookie Crown! Milwaukee’s favorite cookie is Mochaccino Thins.

Chef Ash and Chef David stopped by Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin on December 23 to drop off 500 Mochaccino Thins.

Stop by Mason Street Grill, Kil@wat or Milwaukee ChopHouse during the month…

03 Jan 4:53 PM 0 Read More...

Celebrity BLUtender - ESPN Milwaukee Broad Side Battle - Trenni Kusnierek & Jen Lada

ESPN Milwaukee radio personality Trenni Kusnierek and Fox 6’s Jen Lada step behind the bar at Blu to slinging drinks to raise money for the Hunger Task Force.

Watch for more Celebrity BLUtender Battles coming soon!

Pit yourself against a friend or rival in a Celebrity BLUtender competition with…

21 Dec 9:17 PM 0 Read More...

Celebrity BLUtender - Jason Wilde [VIDEO]

GreenBay Packer beat writer and ESPN 540 radio personality Jason Wilde stepped behind the bar at Blu to become our inaugural Celebrity BLUtender. After a quick training, from BLU manager Adam Jones, Jason was turned loose to sling drinks to the crowd at BLU and took to it like a…

10 Dec 9:17 PM 1 Read More...

The Pfister Hotel's Holiday Glögg [VIDEO]

As old man winter slowly enters our lives for his winter visit, Valerie has got something to warm you right up and help you beat the winter blues.

It is called glögg. A traditional Sweedish Holiday wine based drink served warm. But our Valerie has put her own spin…

10 Dec 8:05 PM 3 Read More...
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