Cafe calatrava

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Chef Jason Gorman joins Ambassador Hotel as culinary director

Published March 16, 2017

Chef Jason Gorman's career includes work at a variety of notable establishments, including The Iron Horse Hotel, The Art Institute of Chicago, Mangia Wine Bar in Kenosha and Dream Dance Steak. And now he'll bring his flair for bold flavors to the Ambassador Hotel.

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On the Burger Trail: The Sconnie Cheese Burger at Cafe Calatrava

Published Feb. 17, 2017

Cafe Calatrava's "Sconnie Cheese Burger," features a Miller Bakery Pretzilla roll, short rib, a brisket and sirloin burger, American cheese, dijonaise, Maple Creek Farms smoked bacon, melted onions, house pickles and a side of malt vinegar chips.

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8 James Beard honorees' restaurants to put on your list for 2017

Published Dec. 28, 2016

Since 2002, Milwaukee has seen honors for 12 restaurants or chefs from the James Beard Foundation. And, if you're a food lover who wants to get to know our city better, put a visit to each of these restaurants on your list of things to do during 2017.

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Chicago Tribune offers Brew City tips for Big Gig-goers

Published June 28, 2016

It's no surprise that Summerfest is a draw for folks both near and far. After all, it's the biggest friggin' music festival in the world. But lately folks are seeing the city behind the Big Gig. And that's a very, very good thing.

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2016 Downtown Dining Week picks

Published June 1, 2016

In case you forgot, Downtown Dining Week kicks off tomorrow. Of course, the tough part is deciding where to go during this annual eight-day event. However, after giving this year's menus a good look, here are some of the things that caught my eye.

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Cafe Calatrava ups its game with Mediterranean flavors

Published Nov. 23, 2015

The galleries aren't the only thing that has been rennovated at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The menu at Cafe Calatrava has also undergone a refreshingly delicious redux thanks to new Executive Chef Jason Gorman.

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Downtown Dining Week 2015 sets its menu of participants

Published March 30, 2015

Milwaukee Downtown celebrates its 10th year of Downtown Dining Week this summer. The dining event will run from June 4 through June 11, with 47 new and familiar restaurants and locales prepping three-course options for lunch and dinner.

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Featured chef: Cafe Calatrava's new executive chef Micah Kaufman

Published Oct. 23, 2014

You've met Milwaukee Art Museum chef Micah Kaufman in the pages of OnMilwaukee.com before, talking about how he creates menus for specific exhibitions at the museum for Cafe Calatrava. In honor of Kaufman's promotion to executive chef, we asked him about his background, his work at Milwaukee Art Museum and how his role is evolving there.

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Kandinsky retrospective inspires abstract delights at Café Calatrava

Published June 6, 2014

There are two approaches to writing a menu that corresponds to an art exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum: creating food that looks like the art, or reflecting the historical context of the art within the food. According to Micah Kaufman, executive chef at Café Calatrava, the menu for the new MAM exhibit, "Kandinsky: A Retrospective," is some of both.

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Chef Talk: Cafe Calatrava's Micah Kaufman

Published March 28, 2014

In this installment of the Chef Talk series, Wisconsin Foodie's Kyle Cherek chats with Micah Kaufman, head chef at Cafe Calatrava at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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"Uncommon Folk" sparks creative comfort fare at Café Calatrava

Published Jan. 31, 2014

The new "Uncommon Folk" exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum is stunning. Equally impressive, however, is the menu at the museum's Café Calatrava, which was created to provide a cohesive artistic experience through sustenance.