Sunday farmers markets, Clean Green salad menu and Eastern European wines
Markets support family farms
The Food, Faith and Farming Network will host winter markets on Sundays at Milwaukee-area churches, with a brunch made from provisions provided by local farmers. The first market event will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at North Shore Congregational Church, 7330 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point.
Additional markets are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 5 at Lake Park Lutheran Church, 2647 N. Stowell Ave.; Feb. 12 at Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church, 2366 N. 80th St.; and Feb. 19 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 20275 Davidson Road, Brookfield.
For the complete winter schedule and to learn more about the Food, Faith and Farming Network and its mission to support Wisconsin family farmers, visit foodfaithandfarmingnetwork.org.
Tre Rivali gets clean greens
Tre Rivali restaurant, 200 N. Broadway, has partnered with Hundred Acre urban farm in Milwaukee to obtain premium greens for the restaurant’s new Clean Green salad lunch menu through February.
Available for dine-in or carryout, the midday menu offers salads made with local produce harvested weekly with no pesticides or herbicides. The salad of grilled treviso, a kind of chicory, features pomegranate, candied walnut and grated pecorino; the ELT has a soft-boiled egg, with cherry tomato, bacon, scallions, potato crunch and basil buttermilk dressing. Additional salads include the Green Goddess, citrus and winter greens, mixed greens, and roasted beet salad. Chicken, salmon, steak or shrimp can be added to any salad.
Tre Rivali is in the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel. For reservations and the full menu, see trerivalirestaurant.com.
Old Town dinner features special wines
Try wines from Eastern Europe during a five-course tasting dinner on Feb. 23 at Old Town Serbian Gourmet Restaurant, 522 W. Lincoln Ave.
It’s the first wine dinner at Old Town since the start of the pandemic. The wines will be from Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro. To top off the evening, Serbian brandy cordials and Serbian coffee will be served.
One of the courses will be Karageorge schnitzel, named for the Serbian revolutionary: a pounded veal cutlet filled with Serbian creamy cheese and prosciutto, rolled, breaded and pan fried.
The dinner, which is $85 a person, starts at 6 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant at (414) 672-0206. Old Town is open Tuesday through Sunday. More about the restaurant is at oldtownserbian.com.
Dine out in Waukesha for literacy
Six chefs will give a gourmet twist to McDonald’s ingredients at the SHARP Literacy fundraiser, which returns Feb. 5 to Waukesha.
Unwrapped Waukesha Edition will be 1 to 4 p.m. that day at Wisconsin Brewing Co. Park in Oconomowoc. It raises funds for what SHARP calls its STEAM-based educational programming (that’s science, technology, engineering, art and math) for K3 through fifth-grade students and educators in five Waukesha schools.
Chefs will use their imagination and additional ingredients to turn products from McDonald’s into dishes from appetizers to desserts.
Among the chefs are Christina Burgarino Meiers of Albanese’s Roadhouse in Waukesha, Jeremy Chavez of Steel Tank Brewing Co. in Oconomowoc, and Roberto Alvarez and Tommie Hulman of Wisconsin Brewing Co. Park’s concessionaire.
Wisconsin Brewing Co. is creating a custom hefeweizen beer that will be served at the event. The beer also will be sold at some Waukesha-area restaurants and bars to raise funds for SHARP.
Tickets are $50. They’re available at Waukesha23.givesmart.com or by calling (414) 410-3204.
Wisconsin Brewing Co. Park is at 1011 Blue Ribbon Circle N., off Summit Avenue and Delafield Road. For more, see sharpliteracy.org.