By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Feb 04, 2020 at 12:26 PM

Chefs from 12 of Milwaukee’s hottest restaurants will team up with 88Nine Radio Milwaukee DJs to present audio-inspired pairings at the ninth annual SoundBites fundraiser, which takes place Thursday, Feb. 6 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at The Ivy House, 906 S. Barclay St.

During the event, guests will graze through twelve listening and tasting stations where they will sample delicious dishes which have been perfectly paired with corresponding songs. Both the chefs and DJs will be on hand to chat about the inspiration behind each pairing.

Check out the pairings

  • Soy glazed salmon 
    Paired with "Flume" by Bon Iver
    Presented by Chef Gustavo Segura of Firefly Tosa and Nate Imig
  • Parabellón arepa
    Paired with "La Que Me Gusta" by Los Amigos Invisibles
    Presented by Leo Farfan of Anytime Arepas and Marcus Doucette
  • Confit chicken croquette
    Paired with "Ces Bottles Sant Faites Pour Marcher" by Eileen
    Presented by Chef Aaron Bickham of Lake Park Bistro and Kat Froehlich
    Beverage pairing: Lohn Bier Brazilian Stout
  • Trio of oysters and champagne
    Paired with "Purple Hat" by Sofi Tukker
    Presented by Chef Kevin Sloan of Pabst Theatre Group and Dori Zori
  • Smoked salmon rillettes
    Paired with "Rolling" by Michael Kiwanuka
    Presented by Chef Blair Herridge of Fauntleroy and Ayisha Jaffer
    Beverage pairing: PBR Captain Pabst Seabird IPA
  • Seared yellowfin tuna crostini
    Paired with "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" by Cake
    Presented by Chef Andrew Wilson of Brandywine and Justin Barney
    Beverage pairing: Indeed Mexican Honey
  • Hot Mami
    Paired with "Hey Mami" by Sylvan Esso
    Presented by Chase Roldan and Jack O'Grady of Maya Ophelia’s and Amelinda Burich
  • The Hot Brown
    Paired with "White House Road" by Tyler Childers
    Presented by Chef Joe Singer of Uncle Wolfie’s and Jordan Lee
    Beverage pairing: MobCraft Gier Bier

For dessert Hatched MKE will be providing fruit-based hand pies paired with Lost Valley Cider Gentleman Jack will also be on-site with cocktail samples, and Milwaukee artist Ivy McConnell will create free live illustrations of attendees. A silent auction also takes place until 9 p.m., followed by live music from B~Free and Quinten Farr.

Tickets are available at soundbites.funraise.org. General admission tickets are $125 per person. VIP tickets  are $189 and include access to The Ivy House penthouse lounge plus exclusive sampling from Story Hill BKC and Twisted Path Distillery, wine and an extra hour of fun beginning at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds support Radio Milwaukee.

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.