It’s more important than ever to support our local restaurants. And there’s no better way to do so than making a commitment to patronize them throughout the year. To guide you on your journey, I’ve composed a list of 52 restaurants (one for each week of 2022) that should be on your Milwaukee restaurant bucket list. View the full list here.
W61 N480 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, (262) 618-4683
A trip to Cedarburg is always a pleasure, and if you dine when you visit, there are few spots better than Brandywine to enjoy memorable, well executed fare inside charming, restored historic digs.
Brandywine's menu follows the seasons with fresh, locally sourced starters like watermelon salad with cucumber, ricotta salata, toasted hazelnuts, peppers, fennel and honey yuzu dressing; and burrata served with with cherry tomatoes, roasted zucchini tahini, pistachio dukkah, prosciutto, saffron vinaigrette and housemade grilled focaccia.
But you'll also find seasonally inspired entrees like grilled wild salmon with potato puree, grilled escarole, giardiniera, and Jimmy Nardello pepper vinaigrette; or grilled prime flat iron steak with steak fries, caramelized shallot aioli, zucchini, roasted tomatoes and beef jus.
When in doubt, you can always count on the housemade pasta to impress. Current offerings include tagliatelle with charred sweet corn, smoked corn cream, chanterelles, shishito, cherry tomato and parmesan (add shrimp for a few dollars more).
Recommended: Housemade foccacia, pasta dishes, fresh fish dishes
Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club.
When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.