The concept here--international tapas--might not fly in a big city where a rich array of cuisines are well represented. All the more reason to sample the pleasures of La Merenda while passing through Milwaukee. Figure on five small plates for two reasonably hungry road-trippers. All ingredients are locally sourced and lovingly prepared. Our favorite was the ambrosial ravioli stuffed with Wisconsin cheese and crowned with kale and shredded pork, but lake trout with green beans and buttery marcona almonds was a close second. Sadly, the kitchen had run out of lamb kibbeh. We weren't wowed by the heirloom tomato salad, but honestly: aren't heirloom tomatoes a tad over-rated? Service was on the perfunctory side, but we'd happily retur if we pass this way again. One more big plus for La Merenda: lots of care and flavor per dollar. You can spend a lot of money to eat a good meal in Milwaukee, but you don't have to. La Merenda is a find.