Bartolotta’s “Pup & Sup” Dinner

Bartolotta Restaurants Invites Dogs (and Their People) for “Pup & Sup” Dinner

Milwaukee – On Sunday, July 19th, Pier Wisconsin welcomes dog guardians and their best friends – as well as a human guest or two – for a very special wine tasting dinner.
Prior to dinner the Wisconsin Humane Society will provide games, agility courses and behavioral specialists to relax and tire out the dogs. At 6 p.m., guests and their canine companions will move into the tent for dinner.  Dogs can stay by their guardians’ side during the meal, and there will also be crates and treats available for those who prefer that option. 
Our special guest, besides the puppies, will be winemaker and veterinarian Dr. Kent Rosenblum of Rosenblum Cellars in Alameda, CA.  Often called “Dr. Zin,” Rosenblum has been one California’s top winemakers for over 30 years. In addition to the 30+ wines he makes each year, he annually bottles a special vintage called Chateau La Paws, Cote de Bone and donates a portion of the proceeds to the Paws with a Cause charity.
The Pier Wisconsin dinner will include four courses:
·      Prosciutto-wrapped gulf shrimp, summer fruit and mango-vanilla gastrique
·      Braised duck raviolo, Savoy cabbage, roasted tomatoes and Nueske bacon
·      Roasted leg of lamb, wilted spinach, risolette potatoes, roasted garlic and lamb au jus
·      Peach and mascarpone cheesecake, apricot compote and apricot sorbet
Each course will be matched with a select Rosenblum wine. During dinner service, Dr. Zin will discuss the wines and share his personal story.
Pier Wisconsin owners Joe and Jennifer Bartolotta are dog lovers themselves and have four Golden Retrievers. Jennifer serves on the board of the Wisconsin Humane Society.  She explained that John Wise, Bartolotta Restaurants’ Director of Operations, has been fostering a relationship with Rosenblum for years, with the thought of one day co-hosting this type of event. Jennifer says, “It is exciting to see his efforts come to fruition.  We believe it is the first such event  in the Milwaukee area and are proud to support the Wisconsin Humane Society while bring a unique dining experience to our community.” 
The casual-dress event will begin at 5 p.m. and cost is $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Wisconsin Humane Society. Attendees are not required to bring a dog. All dogs must be current on vaccinations, and well-socialized. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling 414-765-8610.

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