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 snow shoe 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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Four Chefs, a Farmer & a Pig

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. Each course features a section of pig, even dessert! Each course is paired with local micro-brews.

We are happy to announce Jonathan Manyo of Morel Restaurant, Chef David Magnasco of The Chef's Table, and Julie Waterman of Indulgence Chocolatiers!

2017 Four chefs will be held on saturday, august 5th!

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Farm Dinners

Chef Dave Swanson first started Braise as a traveling culinary school in 2004 by holding classes and dinners out in the farm fields. We continue this tradition by hosting 3-course dinners out in many of our farm partners' fields throughout the summer and into the early 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. 

2017 Farm Dinner Dates

Saturday, july 8th, lotfotl community farm elkhorn,wi

Saturday, july 22nd, highfield farm & Creamery walworth, wi

Saturday, July 29th, Hometown Sausage Kitchen, East Troy, wi

Saturday, August 12th, Farm45 Jackson, WI

Saturday, September 16th, Farm45 jackson, WI

Saturday, September 23rd, Willoway Farm, Fredonia, WI

Saturday, September 30th, Shared Seasons Fredonia, WI

Saturday, October 7th, Pig Roast and Pot Luck at Willow Way Farm Fredonia, WI

Saturday, October 14th, Brightonwoods Orchard Burlington, WI

Saturday, October 21st, Yuppie Hill Poultry Burlington, WI

 

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Tour De Farms

Tour de Farms is the annual fundraiser held for the RSA. Over 200 cyclists, ranging from beginners to avid riders, gather every year 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 Willoway, Wellspring and Rare Earth farms along the way for tours, lunch and refreshments. The ride finishes with a pig roast and cookout with beer and wine. Enjoy live music, a silent auction, awards and games.

Tour de Farms takes place in September. Tickets are on sale now ! Click here to sign up !

 

2017 Tour de Farms will be held on Sunday, September 10th.

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Snow Shoe

Every winter we bundle up, strap on our snow shoes and brave the cold out at Jeff Leen Farm in Random Lake, WI. We spend the afternoon snow shoeing 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!

The Snow Shoe event in 2018 will be released holiday season

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Morel Hunt

Mike Jozwik, owner of Mushroom Mike LLC, and his team take us hunting 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!

 

Check back in spring of 2018 for our next morel hunt!

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Garlic Fest

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 in on live music, jam with our DJ,  or play some games. Crafts by local artisans are also for sale.

2017 Garlic Fest was a blast! we will announce the date for 2018 close to the begining of the year, cheers!

 

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Leaders in Local Food

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 May, June & July 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.

Join us for a 3 course Sunday supper prepared by each of these accomplished chefs and learn about their commitment to sustainability in their region of the Midwest. After dinner there will be a moderated discussion with our visiting chef and the chefs of Braise to share ideas and talk about making our local food systems more viable and prosperous. 

2016: Marshal Paulsen of Birchwood Cafe-MN , Matt Chambas of Wickman House-WI, & Stu Hummel of Epiphany Farms-IL

2017: Chefs Jennifer Blakeslee & Eric Patterson of The Cook's House-MI, Chef Luke Zahm of Driftless Cafe-WI, & Dan Fox of Heritage Tavern-WI.

2018: To be Determined!