By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Nov 18, 2020 at 11:01 AM

Michelin-starred Chef Curtis Duffy is bringing the flavors of his Chicago restaurant, Ever, to Milwaukee for one day only. 

The Ever To Go pop-up will take place on Nov. 25, with curbside pick-up available outside Hotel Madrid, 600 S. 6th St. in Walker’s Point. However, guests can place pre-orders online now for items including two set meals for $55, optional add-ons and a selection of Thanksgiving sides.

Options include a meal with slow-roasted pork belly with harissa-spiced Brussels sprouts, butternut squash slaw and mascarpone grits; curried quinoa salad with golden raisins and apple; pretzel baguette with house-made butter; and cuatro leches cake with Thai banana jam. A vegetarian version is also available which offers a Swiss chard tart in place of pork belly.

Add ons include siides like maitake mushrooms, crispy duck confit, individual Swiss chard tarts, house-made ginger and cranberry kombucha, and freshly baked cookies, along with bottles red or white wine and champagne selected by sommelier and co-owner Michael Muser.

Thanksgiving sides are fully cooked and ready to reheat and serve the following day. Options include candied yams with marshmallows; buttered mashed potatoes; green bean casserole; macaroni and cheese; white truffle macaroni and cheese; pumpkin pie and pecan pie.

Ever, which specializes in multi-course tasting menus, recently forwent its $285 meals in favor of Ever To Go, a take-out option that opened up the doors to a fine-dining experience at home for Chicagoans. The Milwaukee pop-up marks the first time that diners outside of Chicago will get the chance to experience Chef Duffy's cooking in their own homes.

Duffy, who earned three Michelin stars for four straight years, from 2015 to 2018, was also the focus of the 2015 documentary, “For Grace,” a film chronicling the creation of his former restaurant Grace.

Diners can pre-order items online for pick-up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Customers reserve a pickup time when they place their order. Delivery is not available.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.