By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Mar 05, 2024 at 12:15 PM

Nothing says summer like dinner on the riverfront. And Brazen Standard Hospitality is preparing to deliver with their new Urban Farm Dinner Series, three dinners slated to take place on the Riverwalk patio at The Starling, 102 N. Water St. in the Historic Third Ward.

During each of the dinners, guests will partake in a one-of-a-kind experience, enjoying fare made with ingredients from local farmers and purveyors while taking in the picturesque view of the river. Communal seating at one long table will underscore the urban farm-to-table theme.

“Primavera in Italia”, the first of three themed Urban Farm Dinners to be hosted this summer, will take place on Friday, May 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. During the dinner, guests will enjoy welcome appetizers and cocktails followed by a salad course, family-style dinner and dessert. 

"Our Urban Farm Dinner Series exemplifies our dedication to supporting local businesses and farms while promoting sustainable practices,” said Dan Nowak, CEO of Brazen Standard Hospitality.

“By sourcing ingredients from nearby farms, we not only ensure the freshest and highest quality products, but we also reduce our carbon footprint while supporting the local economy. These dinners are more than just meals; they're a celebration of local flavors, a testament to our commitment to environmental stewardship, and a way to connect our guests with the community around them."

Tickets for Primavera in Italia are $125 per person and can be purchased online. All tickets include dinner, plenty of beer and wine and a seasonal cocktail. Due to the nature of the event, seating is limited to 50 guests per experience. Dates for the remaining two Urban Farm Dinners will be announced by the end of May.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

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.