Posted by

Getting to know Chef Brian Frakes

The Pfister has received countless compliments on their Marcus Celebrated Chefs series. Many of the compliments centered around the hotel’s Executive Chef Brian Frakes. People talked about how generous he was with his knowledge and always sent them home with extra food. Guests went home energized with new ideas of how to invigorate their home […]

Posted by

What’s in a birthday?

One day I was sitting in the lobby lounge waiting for something to happen. It can be a strange feeling to think qualitatively about conversation, hoping for a moment of random brilliance to spring from a happenstance stranger. This random Tuesday evening my mind started drifting for all the typical reason’s one’s mind wanders from […]

Posted by

Take your grandmother out for Afternoon Tea

Last weekend my grandma and I decided to go out for afternoon tea. I don’t believe anyone’s ever taken tea with my grandmother, aside from a bag she dropped in a mug above her stove. When my mom called to remind her, my grandma asked what she should wear for such an occasion, what is […]

Posted by

Baking Up Hope This Holiday Season

Marcus Restaurants donates 500 cookies to Hope House MILWAUKEE – December 22, 2011 – For the third year in a row, chefs from Marcus Restaurants are helping to make this holiday season a little sweeter for those in need. This morning, they donated 500 cookies to Hope House in Milwaukee. Hope House is an emergency […]

Posted by

The Sparkling Season

I am a geek for sparkling wines.  This is one of my very favorite seasons as there are so MANY occasions to elegantly sip Champagne and share toasts with my friends and family.  I cannot imagine a Christmas Eve dinner at my house without a few bottles of something bubbly chilling in my outdoor cellar […]

Posted by
Posted in

A Great Milwaukee’s Favorite Cookie Contest Entry

Here at the Pfister, we love a great story. When we received this great story from Jill Drury who entered our Marcus Resturant’s Milwaukee’s Best Cookie Contest. Nothing says tradition like a grandma passing great recipes, techniques, and a few special secrets to the next generation. Great story Jill, thanks for sharing… It was a crisp Fall […]

Posted by
Posted in

2011 Pfister Tree Lighting Ceremony

We kicked off the holiday season with our annual tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 25th. This year’s event featured cupcake and cookie decorating, complimentary holiday drinks and much more. And as always, Santa and Ms. Claus made a special appearance. Thanks to everyone who came out. It’s one of our favorite events of the year.