By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Nov 30, 2017 at 11:03 AM

Hotel Madrid, 600 S. 6th St., turned one year old this November. To celebrate, the Walker’s Point Bar and restaurant will host a multi-course dinner and celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

"To show gratitude for the support that we've been shown in our first year," says co-owner Aaron Garsonde, "we're making it a fun celebratory event, as well as an amazing culinary experience."

The dinner will feature eight courses (with optional beverage pairings) from newly minted culinary director Matt Kerley along with a celebration featuring churros, drinks and live flamenco dancing in the venue’s private wine cellar, La Cava.

Courses for the dinner include:

  1. Warm olive salad, bone marrow, rosemary-citrus fluigel
  2. Garlic Prawn, lemon, garlic crisps, thyme
  3. Pork roulade, garbonzo bean, harrisa, purslane, smoked clam
  4. Grilled mackerel escabeche, pickled sea bean, grilled raddichio, duck liver
  5. Potatoes anna, cured egg, caviar,
  6. Poached hen, black truffle broth, gremolata
  7. Dry Aged Holstein, watercress, manchego custard, squid ink emulsion
  8. Churros con chocolate

Beverage Pairings will feature house-made vermouth, an international selection of wines and cocktails featuring Torres Spanish Brandy.

Guests have a choice of two seatings: 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. The cost is $110 per person, which includes drinks for the first and last courses. Additional pairings can be purchased for an additional $50. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased online at

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

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.