I have dined here three times and each time my expectations are exceeded. This is not a restaurant to dine and dash. It is not the Oma e for a quick bite before the theater or a game. The menu is original, creative, and always changing. The presentations are works of art. The fusion of many textures and tastes unlike anything I have experienced. This is a place to savor the beauty of the food, the aroma, and the taste. The servers are consumate professionals and pleasant. They are knowledgable about the menu.
I recently had Trout prepared in a way I have not seen. It was flavorful but not fishy. Beets salad with arugula goat cheese and almonds was beautiful and palate pleasing. Also had
Pork belly with smoked potato pine nuts and pickled peppers. The scallop dish has been presented in various ways, but always superior to any presentation I have had anywhere. I also experienced Duck prepared with cherries, figs and beets. I don't like duck. The waiter told me it was different and that he would pay for the meal if I did not like it. He kept his money.
After dinner we had Fools gold decaf Anodyne coffee Served with drip manual brew at table in decanter with warm cream. Excellent coffee. The Rishi tangerine ginger tea was wonderful.
The desserts are all outstanding. My favorite and long standing offering is the Whatchamacallit. Made with Peanuts,carmel, chocolate with Peanut butter dust graham, Chocolate peanut butter Carmel ice cream,Valhrohna pearls. Graham crackers wrapped in choc. Peanut n Carmel Brickel with a Carmel and peanut schmear. The olive oil cake is a new offering
The cost of dinner for four with wine, appetizer, entrees, dessert and coffee was $225. That is not bad for truly fine dining. In Miami this meal would cost at least $400.
C. 1880 is a fantastic addition to Milwaukee and has become, to me, one if the top 3 restaurants in Milwaukee. We are returning again next week.
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