Comment Lottery Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in our comment lottery on the Pfister Blog.

We received a lot of great comments and appreciate the great feedback and personal stories involving the Hotel.

And now the winners.

CJ O’Reilly

Lindsay Sprengeler

Zoy Begos

Mary Turner

Jenna J.

You’ll be receiving a message shortly with instructions on how to claim your prize.

Thank you again for participating and we hope you visit us again soon.

Kurt Fogle, Pfister’s Pastry Chef, in “Kings of Pastry”

Today’s the big day. It’s opening night of the Milwaukee Film festival and the Pfister is ready to walk the red carpet.

If we had to pick a recommendation of what to see this year at the festival, it would have to be Kings of Pastry, featuring our very own Pastry Chef, Kurt Fogle.

Want to learn more?

Here’s the film’s description and trailer.

Once every four years come the Olympics, the World Cup… and the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France. The what? The striped collar worn by The Best Craftsmen in France is more than the ultimate recognition for every pastry chef—it is a dream and an obsession. Influential documentarians D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus profile three chefs during the intense days leading up to the judgment of their art. These sultans of sugar concoct edible edifices that must satiate both the eye and the palate in order for the creators to become one of the Kings of Pastry.

KINGS OF PASTRY Theatrical Trailer from Pennebaker Hegedus Films on Vimeo.

Kings of Pastry will be screening on Sunday, September 26 at 4:15 p.m. at North Shore Cinema and Tuesday, September 28 at 5:15 p.m. at the Oriental Theatre.

Kurt will be in attendance at the Sunday screening. Hope to see you there!

Chef Kurt Fogel will also be on WISN-TV for a live interview Sunday, September 26th at 7:45 am. He’ll be talking about the film and his role in the movie.

Kurt Fogle in the trailer of Kings of Pastry

Start and/or end your night at the Pfister

At the Pfister, medical we are proud to be part of the community of Milwaukee. We encourage everyone, both locals and visitors to explore our great city and see what it has to offer. Newer technologies and mobile applications like Foursquare, allow you to see Milwaukee in a whole new way. It aims to encourage people to explore their neighborhoods and then rewards people for doing so.

The Pfister Hotel is happy to announce that we will now be offering a Foursquare special to our guest.

By starting and/or ending your night at the Pfister Hotel, when you check in on Foursquare at Blu on the 23rd floor of the Pfister Hotel, inform your server or bartender to receive complimentary parking in our attached structure for up to five hours with any purchase.

The Pfister Blog Comment Lottery

It’s the Pfister Hotel’s Comment Lottery!

Just make a relevant comment on any post from the Pfister Hotel and include a valid contact information on the form. From all the comments on the Pfister Blog, we’ll select five winners to receive a set of four tickets to see Cabaret at the Milwaukee Rep valid September 14 to October 17. The winners will be chosen at random from all of the blog comments.

This is your opportunity to share your thoughts with us. We encourage everyone to do so.

Details:

Who: Anyone can participate!

What: Leave us a relevant comment between now and 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, September 29.

Where: On the Pfister Blog.

When: Cabaret runs at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater from September 14 to October 17.

How: Winner’s will be announced on the blog on September 30 at 12:00 p.m. Following the announcement, winners will be contacted via email for additional information on how to claim their prize.

[VIDEO] Rocco Landesman visits Katie Musolff

Rocco Landesman, online the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, treatment made a stop in Milwaukee to visit Katie Musolff, our Artist in Residence.

Rocco Landesman visits Katie Musolff from PfisterHotel on Vimeo.

[VIDEO] The Pfister Recommends: George Watts & Son

Peter Mortensen, tadalafil the Chef Concierge of the Pfister Hotel is full of amazing recommendations. See what he has to say about our neighbor to the north, treatment George Watts and Son and their second floor gem, cheap Watts Tea Room.

The Pfister Recommends: George Watts & Son from PfisterHotel on Vimeo.

[VIDEO] ESPN Milwaukee’s Free Food Friday with Chef Ash

On Friday, September 3, Chef Robert Ash visited the team at 540 ESPN Milwaukee with some items from brunch menu at The Rouge in the Pfister Hotel. Here are some of the highlights from the day.

ESPN Milwaukee’s Free Food Friday with Chef Ash from PfisterHotel on Vimeo.

Stop and take in the Pfister

Yesterday, while walking through the lobby of the hotel, we took a second to stop and take it in.

The Pfister Hotel is filled to the brim with history and stories waiting to be told. It makes you think, “If only those walls could talk.”

After this brief moment of reflection, we thought, “When was the last time you got to sit in the lobby of the Pfister Hotel and really take it in?”

Here are some of the comments we received on Facebook and Twitter.

Ardith Richter: For the last 25 years, there are 5 times in a year that I have sat and just watched the spirits of the past. Miss my dear friend, Miss Betty.

Scott Heun: About 3 months ago I enjoyed a shakers martini at Blu with Mike Smith and a great pizza and a Spotted Cow from New Glarus in the lobby bar. The best lobby in the country!

Christine Butt: We love the Pfister lobby bar. We have a tradition of coming and watching the Christmas decorations go up in the hotel. Then we love to come for your Christmas Open house when Santa & Mrs. Claus are there.

Chrissy Jaworski: As a little girl, I used to come with my school music group and perform on the steps of the staircase in the Pfister lobby. Now I’m an event planner and I do business with you frequently!

What is your connection with the Pfister Hotel?

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The Pfister Narrator Program 2010-2011

Do you consider yourself the next Ernest Hemmingway, Virginia Woolf or Oscar Wilde? Or are you an aspiring reporter who wants to someday be compared to the likes of Barbara Walters, Walter Cronkite or Katie Couric? Or maybe you just love interacting with people and have a passion for writing? Here’s your opportunity to gain experience and meet new people, while enjoying one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.

The Pfister Hotel is in search of the first ever Pfister Narrator, an individual who will spend time in the hotel’s lobby, interviewing visitors and guests and sharing their stories on the Pfister’s blog. The chosen applicant will have the opportunity to open new doors, gain experience and meet new people, while enjoying one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.

“There are so many interesting people who pass through our doors each day,” says Joe Kurth, general manager of The Pfister Hotel. “We’d love to share their unique stories with the rest of Milwaukee and beyond. The Pfister Narrator will be responsible for helping us achieve that goal, while gaining valuable personal and professional skills along the way.”

The Pfister Narrator will be expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week over the course of a six-month period and will publish a minimum of two blog posts per week. In return, the Narrator will receive his/her choice of a $1,000 monthly stipend, scholarship for continuing education or donation to a charity in his/her honor, complimentary parking and meals within the hotel’s cafeteria.

How to Apply

To be considered, applicants will need to submit an application form, current resume, 2-3 writing samples of recent work, a 200-word proposal, cover letter and two professional references. Deadline for submissions is Oct. 1, 2010.

A review panel will evaluate the applications and ultimately choose the Pfister Narrator.

Don’t miss your chance to become the first ever Pfister Narrator! Download the application form and submit it, along with the additional required materials, to info@thepfisterhotel.com by Oct. 1, 2010.