Carol Deptolla - Top 30 Restaurants 2013

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2013


“What'll it be? Modern or traditional? Contemporary American, German or Italian? Casual? Fancy? There's all that and more in this year's Top 30 restaurant list. 

Restaurants continue to step up their game, composing thoughtful dishes, using more ingredients in season, preserving foods and making more components from scratch. It's awfully gratifying to be in the diner's seat these days.

The polished dining room at Bacchus signifies a posh night out, but I found the service more relaxed, less stiff this summer. And the recasting previously of appetizers as small plates (like luscious lobster ravioletti in cream sauce) lets diners who like to graze do their thing. There are entrées I'd be loath to miss, though, such as perfect scallops with browned, tender pork belly, creamy spinach, caramelized cauliflower and veal jus, or beef short rib atop carrot puree with browned wedges of fennel and roasted red grapes, so savory. Wine lovers can revel in this list.”


See the whole Top 30 list on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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