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Chef Zach Espinosa delivers delicious on new spring menu at Stella Van Buren

Published March 11, 2020

It will be three years in July since Stella Van Buren opened its doors at The Westin Downtown. April will also mark two years since Zach Espinosa, longtime chef for the Bartolotta Restaurants, took the helm at the restaurant. And you can see his influence on the new spring menu, which features a number of delicious new items.

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What chefs eat: Zach Espinosa of Mr. B's Steakhouse

Published June 26, 2017

Zach Espinosa says that the way he eats has been forged largely by the identity he's created as a chef. That means fresh, high quality ingredients, and not too many of them. His picks for great restaurant dishes reflect his experience at both Harbor House and Mr. B's.

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A peek at Cafe Grace, which opens July 19 at the Mayfair Collection

Published July 14, 2016

Cafe Grace will open on Tuesday, July 19, completing the Bartolotta's restaurant triad at the Mayfair Collection. We have an exclusive peek at the finished product, complete with a video journey illustrating its evolution from construction to cafe.

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A peek at Bartolotta's Taqueria El Jefe, which opens June 21

Published June 13, 2016

Taqueria El Jefe, the new Bartolotta's taco concept at the Mayfair Collection, will open June 21, adjacent to the recently launched ABV Social. We got an exclusive peek at the finished product, along with a glimpse at the journey to completion.

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Home & Garden Show will wake up winter taste buds

Published March 18, 2015

It's time to leave winter behind and think spring. Each day of the show, area chefs and food and beverage experts will present sessions focus on topics including coffee brewing, grilling, cooking with fresh seasonal vegetables and more.

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Feast of the seven fishes - Milwaukee style

Published Dec. 22, 2014

Though I've yet to get the gumption to try and do my own feast of the seven fishes at Christmas Eve at my house, I do dream. And, this year, I asked seven of Milwaukee's best chefs to ante up a recipe that I could include on my menu, should I decide to take the plunge. Here's what they served up ...

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Espinosa shares secrets of great crab cakes

Published Oct. 30, 2014

Last week, planning to write a feature about crab cakes, I sought out Zach Espinosa, chef at Harbor House. We ended up having an in-depth discussion of what makes a great crab cake, the sourcing of crab meat and much more, including a discussion of trends in seafood. So, like a great chef does with an unexpected delivery of a new ingredient, I called an audible and am sharing the entire conversation with you here.

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Oysterfest: It's time to be shellfish

Published Oct. 2, 2013

If you haven't tried oysters before, it's a good time to give them a try. And we've got some tips and tricks to help you make the leap from newbie to oyster-lover.