By Maureen Post Special to Published Dec 09, 2009 at 2:42 PM

Last night’s wine dinner at Mo’s -- A Place for Steaks was a lesson in indulgence. A six-course spread prepared by visiting Chef Ken Arnone served with wines from Terlato International was more than your typical Tuesday night dinner. It was a decadent feast.

Held in the private dining room on Mo’s second floor, perhaps the glass of Santa Margherita Prosecco greeting us upon arrival should’ve been a clue as to the type of night that was going to unfold. Unquestionably, Mo’s excelled in service. Serving a table of 10 or 15, every need was met and each customer was attended to. At the mere mention of a like or dislike, staff appeared with additional ingredients or removed items from the table. 

And while the food and service hit on every high mark, it was storytelling and explanation from Arnone that added entertainment to a belly filling two-hour experience.

For courses like beef tenderloin paired with cabernet or hazelnut flourless chocolate cake paired with tiramisu dessert liqueur, Chef Arnone explained the thinking behind the dish and the intended flavor profile. Adding anecdote to education, the chef told stories of his experiences in the certified master’s exam and Culinary Olympics.

Sad you missed it? Well, you should be but, not to worry, you can still take your turn. Mo’s hosts wine dinners regularly; check the Web site periodically for updated information.

Maureen Post Special to staff writer Maureen Post grew up in Wauwatosa. A lover of international and urban culture, Maureen received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

After living on the east side of Madison for several years, Maureen returned to Milwaukee in 2006.

After a brief stint of travel, Maureen joined as the city’s oldest intern and has been hooked ever since. Combining her three key infatuations, Milwaukee’s great music, incredible food and inspiring art (and yes, in that order), Maureen’s job just about fits her perfectly.

Residing in Bay View, Maureen vehemently believes the city can become fresh and new with a simple move across town.