Reconnecting people with their food.


Our mission at Braise is to reconnect people with their food. There is no better way than to spend time on the farms where it was grown and learn from those who grew it.

Braise hosts multiple outdoor events throughout the year centered around the food and activities we love. Join us for a snowshoe in the winter, mushroom hunt in the spring, farm dinners in the summer, and a bike ride & cookout in the fall!

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Leaders in Local Food 2019

Being a farm to table restaurant is about much more than putting food on a plate; it is a commitment to larger principles of sustainability and supporting the local economy. During the months of August, September & November we are excited to host 3 different chefs from around the Midwest who are committed to making their local food system a priority on their menus.

2019 Chefs included:

  • Sunday, August 25th: Andrew Holladay, Lula Cafe (Chicago, IL).

  • Sunday, September 29th: Yia Vang, Union Kitchen (Minneapolis, MN).

  • Sunday, October 27th: Sarah Mittelstadt (Amery, WI).

    Stay Tuned for 2020!

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Farm Dinners

Held throughout the Summer and Fall

Chef Dave Swanson first started Braise as a traveling culinary school in 2004 by holding classes and dinners directly at our farm partners. We continue this tradition by hosting dinners directly in the farm fields throughout the summer and fall. 

Enjoy the fresh bounty of small Wisconsin farms while taking in the beautiful scenery. When guests arrive they receive a small appetizer and cocktail to enjoy while strolling the grounds and talking with the farmers. All farm dinners are 3-course family style with wine pairings. Farm dinners have a maximum of 30 guests. 

2019 Farm DInners ON SALE Now!

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Four Chefs, a Farmer & a Pig

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Steve & Marie Deibele of Golden Bear Farm host Braise, along with 3 of Milwaukee's top chefs, to prepare a 4-course meal on the hillside of their farm in Kiel, WI. Take a tour of the farm, stroll the grounds with a cocktail, and meet the pigs before dinner. Enjoy dinner with the music of BJ Fisher. Each course features a section of pig, even dessert! Each course is paired with local micro-brews

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2019 Chefs include:

  • Miles Borghgraef of Birch & Butcher

  • Dane Baldwin of the Diplomat

  • Julie Waterman of Indulgence Chocolatiers

  • Dave Swanson of Braise

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Tour De Farms 2020

Get Ready for the Ultimate 2020 Experience - Customize your Tour de Farms All Day event with or without our new add on for 2020 - Overnight camp experience.

Once a year over 200 cyclists, ranging from beginners to avid riders, gather at Jeff Leen Farm for a day of scenic bike riding, locally sourced food and refreshing drinks. We begin the morning by fueling up with homemade goodies from Braise, sports drinks, water and coffee. Our route then takes us winding through 25 miles of country roads, stopping at partner farms along the way for tours, lunch and refreshments. The ride finishes with a farm dinner and cookout featuring meats from Jeff Leen Farms with beer and wine. Enjoy live music, a silent auction, awards and games.

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Snow Shoe

Every winter we bundle up, strap on our snowshoes and brave the cold out for an afternoon snowshoeing. This Years snow shoe will be held at Farm 45 in Jackson, Wisconsin. We will hike on trails around the farm, then return to the barn for a meal prepared over an open fire by Chef Dave Swanson and his staff. The cider, cocoa, wine and beer are flowing to warm you up!

Date tbd

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Morel Hunt

Join Chef/Owner David Swanson of Braise and Mycologist Britt Bunyard as they take you out on the hunt for the elusive morel in the Kettle Moraine area. After a few hours of collecting mushrooms, we head to a tented area and enjoy a meal prepared with our treasures! Depending on the size of the bounty you may even be able to take some home!

Date TBD

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Garlic Fest 2020 - Sunday June 14th, from 12-4PM

Mark your calendars for 2020! Garlic Fest is our annual Walker's Point street festival celebrating all things garlic. Various restaurants around Walker's Point dish up their favorite garlic cuisine. There are drinks from local distillers, brewers, and you don't want to miss the Braise Green Garlic Bloody Marys! Listen to live music & try your hand at some Garlic Games. Crafts by local artisans are also for sale.