For the ninth straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee, presented by the restaurants of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, dining guides, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as voting for your "Best of Dining 2015."
Jason Gorman, the chef most Milwaukeeans know from his time at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino's Dream Dance Steak and the Iron Horse Hotel, is returning to Milwaukee to take over as executive chef at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
The announcement about his return was made to Art Museum employees, and Gorman will start in the new position in the coming weeks, according to Milwaukee Art Museum spokesperson Vicki Scharfberg.
In 2012, Gorman joined Kenosha native Tony Mantuano as executive chef at the Art Institute of Chicago, and moved back to Kenosha in 2014 to take over as head chef for the newly remodeled Mangia Wine Bar, another of Mantuano's projects.
Gorman will replace former executive chef, Micah Kaufmann, who left the museum in September to pursue the development of an eco-resort and pop-up project at the Red Hill Nature Resort in India.
Watch OnMilwaukee for additional details as they develop.
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.